Shanghai Gallery ~
|East China Normal University
We will stay for more than three weeks in Shanghai, the most well-known metropolitan city in China. On the second day of the trip, we will head downtown to witness a microcosm of China's modernization in recent decades. During the first weekend, we will visit the major tourist attractions. At the top of the Shanghai TV tower, one of the highest structures in the world, we can witness a bird's eye view of Shanghai's magnificent skyscraper landscape.
Yu Garden, located in the heart of the thriving City Temple Market, reveals the beauty and charm of ancient Chinese architecture with its artificial rockery, rippling ponds and ornate pavilions. Visits to the Shanghai History Museum and the Shanghai City Development Plan Museum, with hundreds of life-size sculptures, will acquaint us with the city's past and future. With its roots in ancient tradition and growth in every sector, Shanghai best embodies today's China, a nation both ancient and modern.
During our stay in Shanghai, we will enjoy an acrobatic performance presented by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troop, one of the best of its kind in China. Incorporating many national traits into their performance, they will show us stunts rarely seen in the West. Some of their master strokes have arguably reached world class.
During our stay in Shanghai, we will spend one afternoon visiting the magnificent Shanghai Museum, located in downtown Shanghai. With its rich collections of bronze vessels, porcelain products, traditional paintings and calligraphy scripts, this museum best illustrates the knowledge of Chinese culture that we gain in the classroom.
For more information, please see: "Lonely Planet's Guide to Shanghai"
Full Name: || Shanghai|
|Area: || 6,340 sq km or 2,448 sq miles|
|Population: || 17,000,000|
|Time Zone: || GMT/UTC +8 (Standard Time)|
|Languages: || Mandarin (official), Shanghainese (other)|
|Currency: || Renminbi ('People's Money')|
|Electricity: || 220V 50HzHz |
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