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Last evening in Shanghai

The last two days I explored Shanghai even more. After visiting Longhua Temple the day before, I went to the Jade Buddha Temple yesterday. Beeing built in 1918, it is one of the newest temples of the city. The site is a lot smaller than Longhua, but not less interesting.

Unfortunately, I can’t show any photos of the Jade Buddha itself, as it is forbidden to take any pictures. Well, it doesn’t really matter as the other statues are even more interesting.

Yesterday evening we went to the Old Town of Shanghai, which features numerous old and reconstructed buildings. It doesn’t have much in common with the hyper-modern parts of the city. Apart from the restaurants and shops there are still a lot of residential houses and narrow market streets with cookshops.

I came back there today and visited Yu Garden. It is a wunderful oasis in the middle of this bustling city. Unfortunately, there are way too many tourists here.

At night, visibility was really good, so we went to Pudong and went up the Shanghai World Financial Center to have a look at the city from the currently tallest building of the city.

Tomorrow, we will travel to Zhangjiajie.

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