Pudong, the area of Shanghai east of the Huangpu River, is home to many of Shanghai’s most famous modern buildings. Formerly an agricultural area, Pudong is now Shanghai’s financial district and commercial hub -- a stark contrast to the colonial buildings of the Bund just across the river.

Pudong’s skyline includes notable buildings like the Oriental Pearl Radio and TV tower, Jinmao Tower Observatory, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and the International Convention Center. Pudong New Area is also home to Century Park, the largest park in the city, as well as some of Shanghai’s best shopping opportunities, like Nanjing Road.

Before visiting Pudong, take a walk along the Bund for the best views of the iconic Shanghai skyline across the river. Once you’ve crossed over, set aside some time to ride to the top of the Oriental Pearl Tower, the 1,535-foot (468-meter) tall space age building that stands out among the other skyscrapers of Shanghai. Within you’ll find an observation floor, shopping mall, revolving restaurant and the Shanghai History Museum in the basement.

Practical Info:

Routes to take by transit: Subway: Line 2.

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Shanghai Afternoon Sightseeing Tour including Huangpu River Cruise

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Private Tour: The Face of Modern Shanghai

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Shanghai City Bus Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Reviews

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Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Zhujiajiao, Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai History Museum

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On this private guided tour of Shanghai, explore the quaint river town of Zhujiajiao and its historical streets and bridges. Return to the city to visit the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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