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Shanghai Disneyland Park
Located in Chuansha New Town of Pudong, Shanghai Disneyland Park opened its doors in June 2016. It is the sixth Disney park in the world and the first in Mainland China. But Shanghai Disneyland Park is the most unique. It has the tallest themed castle, The Enchanted Storybook Castle; The first garden-designed zone; The first pirate-themed garden; Combines Disney characters with Chinese elements
Altogether, there are seven theme attractions inside Shanghai Disneyland Park: Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland and Disney Pixar Toy Story Land.
Yu Garden (Yu Yuan)
Yu Yuan is a classical garden ranking among the must-see attractions in Shanghai. It dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and was owned by a government officer named Pan Yunduan. Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for Pan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.
Chongming Island, the third largest island in China, is the backyard of Shanghai. Located in the east estuary of the Yangtze River, the island has a levee shaded under trees, looking like a giant green dragon lying on the river. The large-scale forests, lakes, and wetlands will immerse you into the natural beauty of this place. You can find many things to do: exploring a primitive forest in Dongping National Forest Park, observing birds at Pearl Lake, and enjoying the endless reed marshes in the wetland parks.
Huangpu River Night Cruise
Huangpu River, also known as Huangxiepu or Chunshen River, is a landmark of Shanghai, separating the city into two parts, Pudong and Puxi. With a total length of 113 km (70 mi) and a width of 300-770 m (984-2,526 ft), the river runs through over 10 districts in the city. It is regarded as the Mother River of Shanghai, serving multiple functions including drinking water, shipping, drainage, fishery and tourism. Take a night cruise and enjoy the breathtaking city night scene from the river.
Other recommended Site Visits in/around Shanghai
- The Bund (Wai Tan)
- Shanghai Tower
- Oriental Pearl Tower
- Nanjing Road
- Jade Buddha Temple
- Jujiajiao Water Town
- Shanghai Museum
- Shanghai Circus World: Era Intersection of Time Acrobatics Show