Shanghai has lots of beautiful skyscrapers. Very modern and elegant.

Shanghai has lots of beautiful skyscrapers. Very modern and elegant.

 The famous Pearl Tower in Shanghai.

The famous Pearl Tower in Shanghai.

 General landscapes of "Tall Shanghai"

General landscapes of "Tall Shanghai"

 Yuyuan Gardens

Yuyuan Gardens

  Monks sitting down with foreigner

Monks sitting down with foreigner

  “Lei Fen Ta” Temple seen from the ground

“Lei Fen Ta” Temple seen from the ground

  “Xihu Lake” famous attraction in Hangzhou

“Xihu Lake” famous attraction in Hangzhou

One of the good things of being in such a great country is the possibility to go and visit other places, as long as time isn’t too tight due to the long distances to travel.

Visiting Shanghai was a “must” on my list, not only because I had a friend staying there but due to the multicultural differences in the city. It seems you have moved away from the Asian continent and you are submerged into another common European style city. Foreigners are not in greater amounts than in Beijing, it’s just that their culture there is taken to another extent and it seems that China is trying to adapt to them, rather than the other way round, which is what is mostly seen in the country’s capital in most occasions.The tall skyscrapers are the main city’s attraction and can be seen stretching high at most spots in Shanghai, from the other side of the river, the Bund, or at their feet.

Hangzhou, on the other hand, has a more traditional style, however still keeping the modern buildings style. The air felt much more humid and damp, with the sky being grey at mostly all times. This is a common landscape seen in China, hard to get away from, but it’s the price paid for their rapid growth.

 Amazing views of Shanghai

Amazing views of Shanghai

 Details inside the gardens

Details inside the gardens

 Traditional Chinese Architecture

Traditional Chinese Architecture

 Views from “Lei Fen Ta” temple, Hangzhou

Views from “Lei Fen Ta” temple, Hangzhou

  Sightseeing spot seen on 1 yuan note, known as “33 moons”

Sightseeing spot seen on 1 yuan note, known as “33 moons”

  Water lily’s, not in their best season (July)

Water lily’s, not in their best season (July)


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