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The Old City
The old part of the city was the Chinese part during the occupation and during the daytime is transformed into a market selling everything that a tourist might want to buy. Recently, it has been renovated.

The Bund
The Bund is the beautiful waterfront dominated by the huge buildings of the banks and former trading houses. Get a view of it in the evening when it is beautifully lighted and the river front bustles with live.

Yu Yuan
The Yu Yuan is probably the most beautiful and certainly the most famous of all the gardens in China. Address: 132 Anren Street in the heart of the old Chinese city. Opening hours: 8:30 - 17:00. In front of it is the famous tea house in the middle of a small, artificial lake.

Jade Buddha Temple
There are two reasons to visit this temple: its two white Buddha figures, and the active community of monks. There are two while Buddha figures, a small reclining one, and a large, 19 meters high, complete with robes and precious stones, and imported from Burma. During the Cultural Revolution, a clever abbot saved the temple by hanging pictures of Mao a the bolted gates. In order to enter, the Red Guards would have had to tear down the pictures, a political crime that would have been punished by death. Interestingly enough, except in the Jade Buddha's room, photography is permitted. There is a vegetarian restaurant. Address: 170 Anyuan Road, Opening Hours: 8:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00.

People's Park
The People's Park started its carreer as the race course, before horse races were considered bourgeois. While the park itself is not exactly nice, you'll meet literally dozens of people wanting to practice their language skills on you at the English Corner.

The Red Dream Mansion
Located in the suburb of Shanghai, it is a theme park for the classical novel "The Red Dream Mansion". Characters, scenes, and buildings from the book are on display.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Former Residence
The founder of the Repoublic of China lived with his wife in Shanghai from 1918 to 1924. In his home he has not only written many works that establish him as the father of modern China, but has initiated the first co-operation betwenn the Chinese Communist Party and the Guomindang. His house has been kept as it was and has been turned into a museum. It is open from 9:30 - 11:00 and 14:00 - 16:30. Address: 7 Xiangshan Road.

Yangpu Bridge and Nanpu Bridge
Only recently finished, they are the world's fourth longest and largest cable-stayed suspension bridges. Both of them have sidewalks and elevators for sightseers. Opening hours: Yangpu Bridge: 8:30 - 18:30, Nanpu Bridge: Jun - Sep: 8:30 - 22:00, Oct - May: 8:30 - 18:30.