Shanghai Museum and Pearl Tower
Trip Start May 21, 2011
10Trip End Jun 01, 2011
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The tv tower as of 2009 was the tallest building in all of Asian, they opened a new one which is now the tallest in the world (468 meters tall)
Today was the least exiting so far; in fact it was a little bit of a let down. We started off by going to the radio tower (where we would later have dinner.) After we got off the bus we just stood in one place taking pictures, while the building where beautifully designed, it was a little dull. We than took a "walking tour" of more buildings before realizing that was all we were doing. Many of us were under the impression, because it was a formal dress day, that we would be taking a tour of the financial building. Because of this I did not wear walking shoes, and while I looked nice, my feet started hurting early on.
Afterwards we went to a shopping area for lunch. This was the highlight of my day. Our little "recently graduated "pod"" had a lovely non-Chinese lunch, I had a Greek salad and homemade lemonade with fresh mint. After lunch we had time to wonder in and out of a quaint market area for some shopping.
Afterwards we headed to the Museum for some cultural history before heading back to the Radio Tower for dinner. At the top of the Radio Tower is a revolving restaurant over looking all of Shanghai. The dinner was great, it was a huge buffet filled with not just Chinese food but also French, American, Japanese and others. The buffet was in the inner circle while the seat revolved around it as well as revolving around the city.