Whistle-Stop Tours

Every day we flood through the turnstiles, board Metro trains and watch somewhat disinterestedly as stations flash past the window. Aside from taking us to work, shopping, entertainment and social engagements, the Metro system is also an ideal gateway for sightseeing. This series will travel along Metro lines, hopping off at stations to explore local attractions.
Every day we flood through the turnstiles, board Metro trains and watch somewhat disinterestedly as stations flash past the window. Aside from taking us to work, shopping, entertainment and social engagements, the Metro system is also an ideal gateway for sightseeing. This series will travel along Metro lines, hopping off at stations to explore local attractions.
Be a time traveler from days of yore to the present - Travel in China
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Be a time traveler from days of yore to the present

Connecting the Pudong New Area and Baoshan District, Metro Line 7 is like a time machine traveling from Shanghai 500 years ago to modern times. 
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Pockets of the past that eluded the bulldozers

Amid the forest of concrete, some of its pre-urbanization past can be found in pockets along Metro Line 6.
Line 5, on right track for journey of discovery, adventure, change - Travel in China
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Line 5, on right track for journey of discovery, adventure, change

Metro Line 5 passes through some of the city's oldest industrial zones as well as newly developed towns.
Loop circuit connects pockets of Old Shanghai - Travel in China
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Loop circuit connects pockets of Old Shanghai

Metro Line 4 is the only loop-shaped route in the city. Its 26 stations include parts of the city where history was written in immigration, industry, moviemaking and the arts. 
Off the tourist trail, neglected gems along Line 3 - Travel in China
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Off the tourist trail, neglected gems along Line 3

Metro Line 3 subtly avoids the most popular business areas and the sightseeing circuit, but there are some hidden gems easily overlooked by most tourists to Shanghai.
Venues that define the core character of Shanghai - Travel in China
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Venues that define the core character of Shanghai

Metro Line 2 is an important east-to-west transport link in the city. Sightseeing along the line is a lesson on what makes Shanghai Shanghai.
Going off track for outings on city's first Metro line - Travel in China
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Going off track for outings on city's first Metro line

Metro Line 1 was the first put into operation. Along the line, the history of the city unfolds in parks, residences of former luminaries and elegant old neighborhoods.
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