Shanghai Impressions

Shanghai Megacity

Shanghai is the largest city by population in China and the largest city proper by population in the world with a total population of over 24 million.

Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, Yu Garden and City God Temple, as well as the extensive and hypermodern Lujiazui skyline. In the last two decades Shanghai has been one of the fastest developing cities in the world.

Due to its cosmopolitan history, Shanghai has a rich blend of religious heritage as shown by the religious buildings and institutions still scattered around the city. Taoism has a presence in Shanghai in the form of several temples, including the City God Temple, at the heart of the old city. Buddhism has also had a presence in Shanghai since ancient times. Shanghai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles. So it was a great experience for me. The Pudong district of Shanghai displays a wide range of skyscrapers, many of which rank among the tallest in the world. The most prominent examples include the Jin Mao Tower and the taller Shanghai World Financial Center, which at 492 metres tall is the tallest skyscraper in mainland China and ranks third in the world. Since 2008, Shanghai has boasted more free-standing buildings above 400m than any other city. In the future, the Shanghai Tower, slated for completion in 2014, will be the tallest building in China. With a height of 632 metres.

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Türklopfer, Yu-Garten, Shanghai, China, Asien

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