With family in town and a toddler who wakes up early, we decided to take advantage of a sunny Saturday filled with a bright blue sky. We jumped on the metro (or as T says, choochoo) and headed for LJZ (Better known as Lujiazui). It’s home to the Jetson’s looking skyline that is one of Shanghai’s trademarks. The feature building for many is the Pearl Tower but just down the street on Century Ave., you will find the three tallest buildings in the city, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao (the worlds 2nd, 6th and 17t tallest buildings respectively). Adjacent to the four way intersection that these giant skyscrapers are located on you will find Lujiazui Park. A green area with rocks, trees, a decent sized pond and a pavilion that sits below the shadows of the ever growing skyline in Pudong. Below are a series of pictures we took as T and our guests visited the park for the first time.
Like many trips we’ve made to LJZ in the past, we elected to go up into the SWFC for a view of the park from above. We spent time relaxing in a lounge and taking in the expansive site that is Shanghai. Then it was back down to the ground level to head out to other neighborhoods for the afternoon.