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What to do and see in Shanghai

Visit to Jade Buddha Temple:

Templo del Buda de Jade, Shangai, China

Brief description: in spite of the fact that China is officially an atheist country, it is filled with Buddhist remains, once the majority religion. Jade Buddha Temple is the most interesting Buddhist temple in Shanghai. The most interesting rooms are: the Grand Hall of Magnificence, which houses three statues depicting Buddha in different forms and the twenty arhats, ...

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Visit to Yuyuan Gardens:

 jardines de Yuyuan

Brief description: these gardens are a true wonder, an oasis of tranquillity in the very heart of Shanghai. Inside you'll find numerous pagodas, passages, bridges, brooks and mountain-sculptures made of rock. Each of its seven separate areas has a different look: Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and The Inner Garden. Duration of ...

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Stroll along Nanjing Street:

Calle Nanjing

From People's Square, you can reach Nanjing, the largest street for shopping in all of China and a paradise for fashion seekers. In any one of its shops you can find high-quality and designer clothes at very good prices. Follow it east and walk towards the Bund.

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The Bund:

 el Bund

At the end of Nanjing Street is the Bund, considered the symbol of Shanghai for the last 200 years. Walking along the western bank of the river, you can see on the other side the skyline and the towers of Oriental Pearl TV and Jin Mao Tower. You will also see the Shanghai Tower (632m), the second tallest building in the world until 2015. But the most famous vista of ...

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Stroll to People's Square:

From Yuyuan Gardens you can walk to People's Square, the political, business and cultural centre of Shanghai. It takes 30 minutes and the walk is very interesting. When you get to the square, we recommend walking around the surrounding area to see Shanghai City Hall, the Grand Theatre, and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. Seeing them from the outside is enough ...

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Visit the Temple of Soul's Retreat (Lingyin Temple) at Hangzhou:

Templo del Retiro Inspirado

Brief description: one of most famous Buddhist temples in China, interesting also for its exteriors and gardens. We recommend going to see the caves (Peak Flying from Afar) first, because they fill up with people quickly and lose much of their magic. There you will see different images of Buddha carved into the rock. Afterwards, go and see the temple featuring the ...

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Stroll along Hangzhou's West Lake:

Lago del Oeste en Hangzhou

West Lake is undoubtedly the most scenic spot in Hangzhou. To get there, take the K7 return bus and get off at any of the stops along the shore of the lake (5min - 2CNY). You can take a boat and visit the islands (approx. 80CNY), but it's not particularly interesting. We recommend simply taking in the views from the shore while walking along the edge of the lake. For ...

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