Thinking Green in Shanghai

China, Shanghai Guide (B): Thinking Green in Shanghai

Shanghai seems to be rapidly competing to transform itself into a concrete jungle – with jagged skyscrapers – dominating its cityscape. Oddly enough, sandwiched in-between these grey zones are huge spaces of green. It wouldn’t be hard to find locals and expats spending their weekends strolling, cycling, jogging, paddle-boating or camping in the park. And with a plethora of parks and recreational spaces to choose from; it might even be a good idea to spend a day doing nothing.

Home to Shanghai’s prominent museums, up-scale hotels and art galleries; it would be hard to imagine People’s Square as an erstwhile racecourse. Shanghai Art Museum, People’s Park, and East Nanjing are all within a walk away. And if the weather is pleasant, you wouldn’t mind navigating through the hordes of domestic and international tourists walking along the streets. Traffic is particularly chaotic here and even the main subway line tends to be crowded. The exhibits of statues and modern installations are not to be missed. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Thinking Green in Shanghai
Guide Location: China » Shanghai
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: People’s Square   People’s Park   Yuyuan Gardens   Century Park   M 50  
Author: Cheryl Dsouza
Read it on author's website: https://twobrownfeet.com/2015/06/10/thinking-green-in-shanghai/

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