Built on the banks of the Huangpu river, Shanghai is China's largest city and its most important economic, commercial, financial and communications centre. Shanghai was a sleepy fishing town until the start of the 20th century, when it experienced a period of unprecedented development which transformed it into China's most important city. After WW II Shanghai languished under the communist rule until 1992, when the Chinese government started implementing free market policies. Currently Shanghai is growing at a very rapid pace, with new buildings and skyscrapers continuosly being built. It's skyline on the Huangpu river now rivals that of Hong Kong.

Oriental Pearl Tower photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Oriental Pearl Tower
Panorama views of New Pudong photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Panorama views of New Pudong
The Bund photo gallery  - 18 pictures of The Bund
Jin Mao tower photo gallery  - 6 pictures of Jin Mao tower
11 photos of the TV tower in the Ne Pudong area opposite Shanghai.
16 panoramic photos of the New Pudong area and the Huangpu river
18 photos of the historical Bund area, along the Shanghai river.
6 photos of the Jin Mao tower, which at 421 m is the tallest building in China.
Yu Yuan Gardens photo gallery  - 24 pictures of Yu Yuan Gardens
Jade Buddha Temple (Yufo Si) photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Jade Buddha Temple (Yufo Si)
Pudong New Area photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Pudong New Area
Shanghai Food photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Shanghai Food
Miscellaneous Shanghai photos photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Miscellaneous Shanghai photos
24 photos of the Yuyuan Gardens in the old town, built between 1559 and 1577.
11 photos of the Jade Buddha Buddhist monastery.
21 photos of the New Pudong area, a newly built area across the river, opposite Shanghai.
8 photos of more or less delicious local Shanghai dishes.
14 photos of Shanghai's new airport, the MagLev (Transrapid), Shanghai harbour and downtown Shanghai.
Nanjing Road photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Nanjing Road
Shanghai Train Station photo gallery  - 5 pictures of Shanghai Train Station
14 photos of Nanjing road, the main shopping and entertainment area in Shanghai.
5 photos of the train station in Shanghai
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