Intl students get a taste of Shanghai
Updated: 2018-04-02

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Students visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center during the tour and view a large scale model of urban Shanghai. [Photo/shu.edu.cn]

With spring just around the corner, Shanghai University's (SHU) College of International Exchange arranged a one-day city tour for more than 60 newcomers from 17 countries.

As 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up in China, SHU carefully prepared a tour including three destinations that fully reflect Shanghai's development over the past 40 years.

The Jade Buddha Temple was the first stop on the tour. Founded in 1882, it is one of the few Buddhist temples in Shanghai. Two jade Buddha statues, imported by sea from Burma, attract large numbers of visitors, including both domestic and international tourists.

At the next stop, the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, students viewed a large-scale model of urban Shanghai and gained a broad perspective of the city's past, present and future.

The last stop on the tour was Tianzifang (Chinese: 田子坊), a popular place for Chinese artists to work. Despite not being a well-preserved commercial street or factory zone, it is still regarded as an "Eden" for Shanghai's visual and creative industries.

The students had a blast, and took several photos to remember the visit. A student from Japan said that Shanghai was a very distinctive city with an excellent public transport network and that he really loved the city.

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Students visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center during the tour. [Photo/shu.edu.cn]

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Students take a photo in front of the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to remember the visit. [Photo/shu.edu.cn]

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