Mount Li, a Royal Garden Since the Zhou Dynasty

Mount Li is located in Lintong district, xi ‘an city, Shaanxi province. As part of huaqing pool, the mountain is close to the Qin terra-cotta warriors and horses museum. During the western Zhou dynasty (11th century bc-771 BC), it once belonged to the state of lirong, hence its name. It has been a royal garden since the zhou dynasty, so there are many royal villas here. There are evergreen pines and cypresses on the mountain, which make it look like a black horse.

Mount Li has been a tourist destination for many emperors throughout ancient Chinese history. Many legends about the emperor can be heard here. In ancient times, the mountain was the place where nuwa, the goddess who created humans according to Chinese legend, melted rocks and repaired holes in the sky to save the world. The world famous emperor qin shi huang built his mausoleum at the foot of the mountain, leaving behind a magnificent terracotta army. During the tang dynasty, the tragic love story between xuanzong and the beautiful lady Yang guifei took place here. Even during the qing dynasty, when she fled from Beijing to xi ‘an during the war, the empress dowager stayed for a while.

Laojun Palace is the place where Lao Zi is worshiped. Lao Zi was an ancient Chinese philosopher and the founder of Taoism. The Laojun Palace is a Taoism Temple. It is said that in Tang Dynasty, Emperor Xuanzong has accidentally seen Lao Zi’s manifestation twice in the temple. The white jade statue of Lao Zi was once worshiped in the temple, however during the Tang Dynasty it was partly destroyed in war. The statue is now reserved in the Shaanxi Historical Museum.

Shanghai World Financial Center, the Second Tallest Skyscraper in Shanghai

Shanghai world financial center (SWFC) is located in the center of lujiazui, pudong new area, adjacent to Shanghai tower and jin MAO tower. It is currently the second tallest skyscraper in Shanghai. In appearance, the structure resembles a bottle opener, hence its nickname.

With the goal of attracting global finance, the Shanghai world financial center has a first-class financial center function that can showcase financial talents, cultural and art exhibitions and information from all over the world. It’s more of a hot spot for tourists, with viewing platforms and the park hyatt.

It provides a perfect and extensive view along the huangpu river in Shanghai. The 750 square meter (about 897 square yards) sightseeing hall is also suitable for exhibitions. There are cafes, bars and souvenir shops.

The guardrail at the 97F window provides a place to take photos. The open skylight ceiling is unique in design. Fine, if the weather is fine

This is a corridor 55 meters (60 yards) long. When you walk on the floor made of transparent glass, you can see the top of the Oriental pearl tower just ahead, just like you walk on the roof of jinmao tower. Traffic, pedestrians and even the whole city seemed far away below.

The park hyatt has a great view of the city. The lobby of the hotel is on the 87th floor, with a cocktail bar. Overlooking the city from the 91-story restaurant at 100 century avenue, it attracts all the senses, with a perfect view of the nearby jin MAO tower, the Oriental pearl tower, pudong, and many of Shanghai’s iconic buildings.

Jin Mao Tower, the Third Tallest Skyscraper in Shanghai

Located in the lujiazui financial and trade zone center of pudong new area, Jin Mao tower is the third tallest building in Shanghai after Shanghai tower and Shanghai world financial center. From puxi (west of the hung-pu river) by tunnel (about 2 minutes by car) or from hongqiao, pudong international airport (about 30 minutes by car).

The 88-story Jin Mao tower was completed in 1999. It stands 420.5 meters (about 1,380 feet) tall and covers 2.3 hectares (5.68 acres). The skyscraper’s architect, Adrian d. Smith, skillfully combined elements of traditional Chinese culture with the latest architectural styles of the time, making it one of the best built buildings in China.

The building includes modern offices, a luxury five-star hotel, the grand hyatt Shanghai, exhibition halls, banquet halls, observation decks and entertainment facilities on the following floors: the first and second floors form a spectacular and bright business lobby; Office rooms from 3 to 50 floors; The 51st and 52nd floors are mechanical and electrical facilities centers with limited staff; Floors 53 to 87 are reserved for the grand hyatt hotel, floor 86 is the exclusive club for hotel guests, floor 87 is the hotel restaurant; The 88th floor, the tallest, is the observation deck of the tower, which can hold 1,000 people at a time.

This tower has the best elevator. The two direct lifts travel at 9.1 meters (nearly 30 feet) per second, from the ground floor to the 88th floor in just 45 seconds. There are five or six elevators on every 10 floors, reducing waiting times to 35 seconds even during rush hours.

The tower has a six-story annex containing exhibition halls, meeting rooms, a multipurpose hall, a grand ballroom and an entertainment center.

The tower’s basement is a three-story car park that can hold 800 cars and 2,000 bicycles. The parking lot is equipped with 360-degree surveillance cameras as a security feature of the building.