Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Pudong New Area Facts
Chinese Name: 浦东新区 (pǔ dōng xīn qū)
Area: 1,210 square kilometers (467.2 square miles)
Location: in the east of Shanghai City, east China
Area Code: 021
Zip Code: 200120
GDP (2018): CNY 1,046 billion (USD 158.1 billion)
First Free Trade Pilot Zone in China
Pudong New Area is a municipal district of Shanghai City. Fengxian District and Minhang District are on its north. Xuhui District, Huangpu District, Hongkou District, Yangpu District and Baoshan District are to its west across the Huangpu River. Chongming District is on its north. Pudong New Area Shanghai is the first free trade pilot zone in China. It is rich in tourism attractions including Chuansha Ancient Town, Shanghai Wild Animal Park and the Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower.
Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Pudong New Area
Visit Modern Skyscrapers
|Skyscrapers in Pudong|
As the highest skyscraper in Shanghai, it is 632 meters (2,073 feet) high with 119 floors. Travelers can overlook the whole city on the 118th floor and enjoy the light show on holidays.
Shanghai World Financial Center
Located in Lujiazui, it is 492 meters (1,614 feet) high with 101 floors above ground. Travelers can go sightseeing on 94th – 100th floor. And the high-speed elevator is with a maximum speed of 8 meters per second which only takes 66 seconds to the 95th floor.
Oriental Pearl Tower
It is one of the iconic cultural landscapes in Shanghai. Travelers can have a full view of the city on the sightseeing floor, have delicious dishes in the revolving restaurant and experience the unique Shanghai culture in the exhibition hall.
Jin Mao Tower
With 420.5 meters (1,780 feet) high, there are 88 floors of the main building and the sightseeing hall is on the top. The outer wall is made up of large glasses which reflect in different shades and colors.
Chuansha Ancient Town
Others: Long Museum
Best Time to Visit Pudong New Area
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Pudong Food to Try
This kind of melon is in an oblong shape with a weight of 1-1.5 kg. The melon rind is very thin and crispy. It is famous for its sweet taste.
It is famous for its well-bedded pastries which are as thin as paper. It is shaped like a moon cake with a fragrant flavor, thin skin, various stuffing, crispy and soft taste.
Pan-Fried Chicken Bun
With yellow sesame seeds and chopped green onion in the upper part, it tastes soft and palatable. And the lower part is crispier with heavy stuffing and juicy chicken.
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