Guide (English) >Shanghai (English)
China's largest modern city, otherwise called "Hu", is one
of the four municipalities under the jurisdiction of the Central Government.
It is located at the south bank of the world's third longest river,
the Changjiang (Yangtze) River, at its outlet to the East China Sea.
It covers an area of 6340 square kilometers. Shanghai has a warm climate.
Communications are convenient. Industry and commerce are flourishing.
As a world - famous international port, Shanghai is a gateway in East
China for developing tourist trade.
Shanghai is a city with a long history. In the longest development,
it has formed its own unique city scene and varied cultures and arts.
Up to now, a lot of cultural relics beginning in the Tang and Song
Dynasties, many museums and contemporary memorial halls are well preserved.
There are a lot of tourist centers in urban districts and suburbs
of Shanghai, which form many tourist areas, tourist lines and special
- interest tourist items. The five gardens, Yu Yuan (the Garden of
Leisurely Repose), Gu Yi Yuan (the Garden of Ancient Splendor), Qushui
Yuan (the Garden of Bending Brooks), Zuibai Chi (the Pond for Drunken
Li Bai) and Qiuxia Pu (the Garden of Autumn Sunlight) and so on, are
ready to welcome the visitors with new features. At the side of Dianshan
Lake, the newly - built Grand View Garden begins to take shape.
Yuan Garden was first built in 1559 with an area of some 2 hectares.
It appears much larger on account of skilful landscape gardening -
with paths winding through charming pavilions, delightful grottoes,
beautiful lotus ponds, quaint bridges and trickling streams. The art
of decoration also finds expression in the brick engravings and wood
carvings everywhere in the garden which reflect the style of southern
China in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The beautiful scenery can be
compared with the four famous gardens in Suzhou.
Yi Garden is located at Nanxing Town, jiading Country of Shanghai.
It was first built in the Ming Dynasty, with a history of more than
The garden has its unique style with exquisite pavilions and chambers,
artistic studies and long corridors, pebble paths and winding streams,
old twisted locust trees, and flowers of all seasons. It is one of
the scenic spots in sShanghai.
Buddha Monastery is located at Anyuan Road in the west of the center
of Shanghai city. Built in 1882, the 8th year of the reign of Guang
Xu in the Qing Dynasty, it is a Buddhist Monastery.
It covers a total area of 8400 square meters. The monastery has three
halls namely the Heavenly King Hall, the Grand Hall and the Abbot's
Chamber. This famous Buddhist Monastery houses two jade statues of
Sakyamuni. One is in a sitting position, and the other is a reclining
position, Both statues are of great artistic value and are regarded
as treasures of Buddhism in our country.