hanghai lies on the west bank of the Huangpu Jiang river, which flows into the Changjiang (Yangtze) 28 km farther upstream. The northern part of Shanghai is separated from the rest of the city by the Wusong Jiang river.
Shanghai is a special city in every respect. Only 50 years ago, it was still considered one of the most important metropolises of the world, as the trading and banking center of Asia.
Foreigners lent Shanghai its appearance, making it more western than Chinese. Twenty-story-high buildings reach skyward; there are vast hotel complexes, villas and palaces that a visitor from the West can more easily identify than a temple, for they were built according to Western architectural style by former business and military men.
The colonialists have gone, but their buildings remain, and the bustling life and activities of a large Chinese city prevail around them . A special kind of people lives there, brisk, smart, flexible and make more of their appearance than other Chinese.
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To describe it as the moon starting to break through the clouds seems to be a little bit too gentle, and to describe it as a hanging rainbow drinking from a gully, will seem to be a little bit too delicate.
The two rivers and the "Oriental Pearl Tower" are analogized by people as two dragons playing with a pearl.
Let us build passways that lead to heaven. Let cars fly high like small birds...
All the views and architectures are kept in order naturally with special originality that fully reflects the outstanding designing idea of the coexistence of mankind with nature and the city with nature as well.
The Bund is a song. The Bund is a picture...
Remembering the past, Shanghailanders would like to come here. Being curious, non-local people and foreigners would also like to come here.
It is either a shining pearl or the stairs in the sky. Looking upward you can see the sky-scraping roofs. Looking downward there is the great earth.