Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Shanghai - Driving from Pudong to Puxi

Pudong is home to many of Shanghai's best-known buildings - Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Building, the Shanghai World Financial Center.
These modern skyscrapers face directly across from Puxi's historic Bund, the remnant of Shanghai's former concessions.
In fact ... Pudong was formerly a little-developed agricultural area linked only by ferries, Pudong has grown rapidly since the 1990s and emerged as China's financial and commercial hub.

Here's some shots as WK drove us across from Pudong to Puxi back in summer 2011...

Welcome to Puxi!

Puxi (Chinese: 浦西) is known to be the historic center of Shanghai, China, and remains the home of approximately 48% of Shanghai's residents in an area of 288 km². Puxi is separated from Pudong to its east, by the Huangpu River. Despite the growing importance of Pudong's Lujiazui area, Puxi remains Shanghai's cultural, residential and commercial centre.

Singapore's DBS was spotted... as we headed to dinner :-)

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