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See the Sea in Shanghai

Last updated by meimeili at 2014/3/25; Destinations: Shanghai

Shanghai is an international metropolis built near the China East Sea, however, have you vistors ever heard the voice of the sea? Where is the sea in Shanghai on earth? Now let’s reveal the secret by exploring Donghai Bridge, Yangshan Deepwater Port and Dishui Lake. The itinerary are designed as follows:
1. Arrive at Donghai Bridge (East China Sea Bridge) at 10:30 a.m.
2. Get to Yangshan Deepwater Port and climb the mountain to visit the Heavenly Turtle Rock and Kwan-yin Temple from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
3. Appreciate the fine view of mountains from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
4. Head for Dishui Lake to appreicate its beatuty at 1:30 p.m.

Donghai Bridge

Donghai Bridge is an essential part of the Deep-sea Port Project of the Shanghai International Shipping Center, which starts at Luchao Bay of Shanghai and ends at Little Yangshna Island of Zhejiang Province, and it runs across north Hangzhou Bay in the south and links Lu -Hu Highway in the north.

Donghai Bridge has a total length of 31.3 kilometers (19 miles), including 2.3 -kilometer (1.4 -mile) long land section, 25.5 -kilometer (15.8 -mile) long sea section (from East China Sea embankment to the Greater Turtle Island) and 3.5 -kilometer (2.2 -mile) long linking section of port and bridge. It’s a 31.5-meter (34.4 -yard) wide bi-directional six -lane bridge, whose largest arch is 40 meters (131 feet) high above the sea. Standing by Donghai Bridge, visitors can appreicate the beauty of the sea and the sky merging into one.
Location: Lingang New City, Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Getting there: Take a sightseeing bus from Luchao.

Yangshan Deepwater Port

As the largest man-made deepwater port in Asia, Yangshan Deepwater Port is located in the north of Qiqu Island Chain of Zhejiang Province with 30 kilometers (19 miles) southeast of Luchao Port of Shanghai, and it’s about 15 meters (49 feet) deep on average and composed of dozen of small islands such as the Greater Yangshan Island and the Little Yangshan Island. Yangshan Deepwater Port is 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Beilun Port of Ningbo in the south, from which the ships leave and head for the Americas the Europe.

With an area of 1.5 square kilometers (0.6 square miles), Yangshan Deepwater Port Scenic Area is nestled on the Little Yangshan Island, and it is made up the Greater Kwan-yin Mountain, the Little Kwan-yin Mountain and Chengzi Mountain, where visitors can not not visit the Kwan-yin Temple and the Heavenly Turtle Rock, but also can appreciate the fine view of the sea by standing on the top of the mountain. Four sightseeing platforms, which are linked by a 2.600 -kilometer (1.6 -mile) long plank path, are available in the scenic area.

The No. 4 platform at the top of the 141-meter (463 -feet) tall Greater Kwan-yin Mountain offers visitors a panoramic bustling scene of the port.

Location: north of Qiqu Island Chain of Zhejiang Province with 30 kilometers southeast of Luchao Port of Shanghai
Getting there: Take a sightseeing bus from Luchao.

Dishui Lake

Covering an area of 5.56 square kilometers (2.15 square miles), the cirle-shaped Dishui Lake is nestled in the southeasternmost part of Shanghai with 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Shanghai downtown. In the center of Dishui Lake stands a large steeless sculpture, which is composed of eight oval- rings, and it symbolizes that all rivers rush into the sea.

In the lake three isles are dotted like pearls, the North Isle, the West Isle and the South Isle. The largest of all three, the North Isle serves as an amusement park, which is home to the Water World, the Oasis and the Blue Whale Art Performance Center. The West Isle serves as business area, where a luxurious hotel is located. The South Isle is a recreational area, which is lined with Yacht Club and Yacht Bay.

Location: Ring Lake Xiyi Road, Linggang New City, Pudong New District, Shanghai
Tranport: subway line 16