|We did the trip from Shanghai Airport to the city centre on
the MagLev the first commercial high speed magnetic levitation train line in
the world, and the fastest train in the world! Opened in April 2004.
It took the train about 8 minutes to cover 30 kms, and the speed is displayed as below. The
fare was Yuan 50, about $ 10
|17 July - Walking Shanghai revealed a busy city crowded with
skyscrapers like these
the planted wall at the edge of the river was very cleverly done
|17 July - an evening river cruise on the Haungpu River.
The lit up skyscrapers were spectacular
|18 July - Yuyuan Gardens, built in the reign of
Ming Emporer Jaijing, around 1559, and of a very traditional appearance
|19 July - A trip to the observation deck of the
Oriental Pearl TV Tower, which is 457 m high. we went up to the
topmost of the 3 spheres along the Tower.