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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town – an appealing attraction


Travellers to Shanghai should make it a point to visit the attractive Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. This picturesque water town, sometimes called the Venice of Shanghai, has existed since ancient times, laying claim to a historical heritage of over 1,700 years. Covering an extent of 47 sq km, this town which seems to resemble a fan in shape glistens like a shining jewel amidst the bordering landscape of mountains and lakes. The visitor will see many …

Shanghai Art Fair, always memorable


The acclaimed Shanghai Art Fair has secured a reputation as an outstanding art fair which has gained the attention of the global artistic sphere. It has become well accepted as an established artistic extravaganza which draws the attention of connoisseurs and art lovers not just in China but across the world. Over the years since its inception in 1997 the Shanghai Art Fair has met with great success, due to its focus in presenting the …

Fuxing Park, a beautiful garden in Shanghai


Shanghai’s well-known Fuxing Park is a popular area of parkland which is frequented by locals as well as visitors from abroad. Located in the area previously known as the French Concession, as one might expect the garden is laid out in the French style. This expansive area of parkland features fountains, a central lake, flowerbeds and attractive pavilions. It was originally called Gu’s Park, and at the time of the French Occupation the venue was …