Today, Pudong is filled with skyscrapers rising out of what was mere farmland just 15 years ago. It’s easy to see why the third tallest tower in the world, Pudong’s Oriental Pearl TV Tower has become a symbol of the new Shanghai. Visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view from a glass-floored viewing platform, and walk on a transparent path high above Shanghai and the Huangpu river.
Underneath the tower, the Shanghai Municipal Museum recreates the city of yesteryear. A stroll away, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium gives visitors the chance to get up close and personal with its sharks. Pudong’s diverse range of eateries serves everything from authentic dim sum to tender American style steaks, many boasting panoramic views of the city.
Boasting state-of-the-art facilities, the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) now hosts more than 60 world-class exhibitions each year. Due to its proximity to the Expo Center, hotels in Pudong cater mainly to business travelers.
The area is best explored on foot, and the Lujiazui Metro Station in the centre of Pudong is within easy walking distance of the area’s main attractions. The Maglev train, which finishes running at 9PM from Pudong Airport, connects to Long Yang Road Station which is a few stops away by Metro.