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Yu Garden

Yu Garden embodies the quintessence of classical ancient Chinese gardens south of the Yangtze River – creation of maximum out of minimum. While it takes a familiar person only five minutes to walk from the entrance to the exit, most first-time visitors find themselves lost in this little paradise with fish ponds, rockeries, plants, bridges, and buildings of various types arranged along zigzagging paths. The ingenious use of Chinese gardening art in combination with the garden’s 400-plus years history makes Yu Garden one of the most popular tourist attractions in Shanghai.
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Jin Mao Tower

It’s the view you’re going for: on a clear day, Jin Mao Tower offers incredible 360 degree panoramas across the city. It’s 88 storeys high and it’s located at number 88 - have you guessed that eight is a lucky number for the Chinese? There are offices up to the 50th floor, then the Grand Hyatt hotel from floors 53 to 87. A public observation deck is located on the top floor. Otherwise, forget the lucky numbers and go for a drink at the Grand Hyatt’s Cloud 9 bar, just one storey below.
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Xintiandi

Xintiandi literally means “new heaven and earth”. It’s a new landmark of Shanghai developed in the late 1990s. In order to improve the living conditions of local people, the majority of old-style Shikumen houses were replaced with new apartment buildings. Some were worried that this traditional local house type might disappear one day, so the government decided to maintain some as cultural heritage. This area has now grown to become a major western-style dining location.
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