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Old February 28th, 2010, 12:21 AM   #361
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SHANGHAI... THE MASTER PLAN

The third floor of Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center is called the Hall of Master Plan. The centerpiece of the hall is a scale model of Shanghai's urban landscape up to 2020. With an area of 600 square meters, it is the biggest scale model of urban planning in the world.











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Can't help but look in awe at the massive yet intricate detailing of the buildings.







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Old February 28th, 2010, 12:41 AM   #364
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Old February 28th, 2010, 02:49 AM   #367
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Wow looks like you bought the VIP ticket to go upstairs, it must got an awesome view of the whole model.
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Which city did you like the best?

If you had to choose 1 in which to live and work, which one would you pick?

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YU GARDENS BAZAAR

The Yu Gardens and Bazaar located at the Old City district of Shanghai is a very popular destination for local and foreign tourists. The entrance gateway is very imposing.






After passing through the entrance, shops are lined up on both sides of the streets, aiming to get the attention of shoppers before they hit the main shopping bazaar a few meters away. Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center are visible from here.




The old style buildings of the Yu Gardens bazaar are not really old, but the fanciful roofs are nevertheless appealing.



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Getting inside the bazaar leads to a square and a maze of alleys.

















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The shops here peddle everything from tourist souvenirs to traditional medicines and, despite inflated prices, the area is incredibly popular.






Street foods are a hit!





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YU GARDENS

Tucked inside and hidden behind the bazaar buildings is the beautiful and relatively peaceful Ming-dysnasty Yu Gardens (Yu Yuan).

From the bazaar, the Huxinting Teahouse stands in the middle of the pond. A bridgeway connects the teahouse from the bazaar side to the gardens side. At time of visit, however, the teahouse was under renovation and completely fenced off, hence only the bridgeways are open for public access across the pond.

A statue adorns a portion of the pond...




A dragon head juts out of the pond perimeter wall.




The entrance to the gardens




Walls divide the gardens into six scenic areas, which makes it feel like a maze and seem larger than it really is. This is one of the many entrances...




... to a scenic area




Pavement designs vary and are very detailed.



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Another scenic area...















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In an out of wall openings lead to another scenic area...












The roofs are simply amazing...



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More amazing are the sculptures on top of roofs. Every sculpture is different!













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can you please write names of food on photo? balls on the right look safest :-)
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I actually don't know what they're called or how they taste.
I think the leftmost one is deep-fried new-born duck.
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PUDONG FINANCIAL DISTRICT

The Shanghainese inevitably look east from the Bund across Huangpu River to the gleaming towers of Pudong, a brand new mini-Manhattan, where three Shanghai icons stand - the imposing Orient Pearl TV Tower, the soaring 88-storey Jinmao Tower and the 101-storey Shanghai World Financial Center just a few meters away.

Pudong is a three-dimensional advertisement for Shanghai's booming economy, designed to increase the confidence of foreign investors.











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Jinmao Tower




Jinmao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center





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