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The Lupu Bridge Climb

Unlike Australia, it seems the Easter bunny isn’t a big deal in Shanghai. No giant bunny delivering chocolate to kids in the night to remind them of… eggs, wildlife, new life, Jebus. Yes, Jesus. And something he did a long time ago.

Anyway, on Easter Sunday we decided to climb Lupu bridge, the world’s longest arch bridge located on the south side of Shanghai. The west tower on the Puxi side is open for visitors at a cost of 68RMB each and offers a great panoramic view of the city. In particular, its a great vantage point to view the construction of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

The pictures below probably don’t do the view much justice because it was a bit of a hazy day. The view from the top of Lupu bridge shows just how big the city is. ‘Big’ probably wasn’t even an adjective I was using while at the peak – most of mine started with F’s.

The climb wasn’t as spectacular as the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb – mostly because the immediate view at the moment is of the World Expo construction, but, its a lot less hassle than Sydney’s climb. There’s no need for orientation, special suits, safety harnesses and all that – Australians are such wusses sometimes. At the Lupu Bridge, you just pay your money at the gate and head up to the top at your own leisure.

All in all, not a bad way to spend a few hours on a lazy Sunday.

What: Lupu Bridge, world’s longest arch bridge.
Where: Head to Luban Lu and Zhongshan Nan Lu and you can’t miss it
How Much: 68RMB
In Chinese: 卢浦大桥 – Lúpǔ Dàqiáo