Day 1 - Shanghai

While planning the trip I discovered that you can visit Shanghai visa-free up to 72 hours between flights. It also just so happened that the cheapest flights from Helsinki to Auckland were via Shanghai. Hence I booked my flights so that I would have an early arrival in the morning in Shanghai and a late departure in the evening.

There's a maglev train  from the airport to the center. With top speeds of more than 400km/h and a travel time of only around 8 minutes it was the obvious choice :)

My first stop in the city was the Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower.

Making my way to The Bund.

The view towards Pudong from The Bund.

In and around the Yu Garden.

Before heading back to the airport I had time to visit another tall building, the giant bottle opener also known as the Shanghai World Financial Center.

With a height of 492m and an observation deck at 474m it dwarfed even the TV tower I had visited earlier in the day.


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