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Shanghai is China’s largest and most prosperous city and has remained the most developed city of the Far East since the 1930’s. Shanghai is split in two by the Huangpu River, the region of Puxi lies on the West of the river and Pudong on the East of the river. Puxi is the oldest area, boasting the city centre since the 19th century, whereas Pudong is an array of modern hi-rise buildings that started developing during the 1980’s. Travellers arriving in Shanghai, come into the financial and commercial centre of Pudong, where you can begin your journey at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower; the 3rd largest tower in the world and the symbol of new Shanghai, visit the glass observation deck for a thrilling view over the city and the Shanghai History Museum, located inside the tower, for an informative look into the history of Shanghai. Further attractions in Pudong include the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium; boasting a system of glass tunnels that allow you to get up close to sharks and Century Park; Shanghai’s biggest park that offers a welcome break from the busy city. Crossing the river into the inner districts of Puxi, visitors can easily roam the historic areas on foot and include the must see sights of; the Yuyuan Gardens; a lovely park in the Old City district with plenty of classic Chinese architecture, The Bund district; located alongside the river, the Bund is often referred to as the “museum of buildings” as there is a plethora of different European style buildings and the Jing’an Temple; located in the Jing’an district, the temple has stood since AD247.