World Figure Skating Championships-Tourism
- ◆Oriental Pearl TV Tower
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is one of the earliest 4A-class national tourist attractions. Completed on October 1st 1994, the 468-meter-high tower is the tallest of its kind in Asia and the third tallest in the world. Against the backdrop of modern skyscrapers in Lujiazui, it compliments the western-style building complex along the Bund across the Huangpu River.More than ascenic spot, the tower is also a destination for dining, shopping,entertainment, cruising, conferences and exhibitions, as well as radio and TV broadcast services. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, a landmark of Shanghai, is crowned as one of the top ten new destinations in town.
- ◆ World Financial Centre
Located at No. 100 Century Avenue, Pudong New District,the 492-metre-high building has 100 floors, of which the 94-100 floors are the observation decks rising 474 metres, the world’s highest. The transparent floor design makes you feel as though you were walking on clouds.
Xintiandi is a stylish commercial and recreation complex that attracts artists and international visitors. This property is developed by the Hong Kong-based Shui On Group and was open to the public in 2000.
- ◆Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden was built as a private garden over 400 years ago in the Ming Dynasty, during the reigns of Jiajing Emperor and Wanli Emperor. Inside the garden there is the Heralding Spring Hall(Dian Chun Tang), the headquarters of Small Swords Society (Xiao Dao Hui). Yuyuan Garden has a nickname of“Crown of the Gardens”.It has received many national leaders, heads of state and celebrities, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton,Queen Elizabeth II of England, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge, and Honorary Chairman of Kuomintang (KMT) Lien Chan.
- ◆Shanghai Museum
Shanghai Museum is a large museum of ancient Chinese art, with a collection of 120,000 precious antiques featuring bronze wares, ceramics, calligraphy and paintings. The museum has built a global reputation for its rich and high-quality collections.
- ◆Grand View Garden
Located in the western part of Qingpu District 50 kilometers away from the downtown, the Grand View Garden started it sconstruction in 1979. Inspired by the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber, the modern garden complex features beautiful pavilions,artificial mountain,hallways, and terraces. A tour in the Garden makes visitors lost and immersed in the setting for the novel.
- ◆Tourism information
Spectators coming to Shanghai can search the information of hotel，tourism and transportation on the website http://lyw.sh.gov.cn.