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Old 03-24-2017, 02:49 AM
 
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I would rank them: Tokyo, Seoul, then Shanghai.
Don't know what is so attractive about Shanghai. The Bund is one of the world's most overrated "tourist attraction".
Shanghai is never a top tourist destination. Even Chinese people do not go there as tourists.
It's about the culture and life, and history.

e.g. The Chinese Communist Party was (illegally) founded there in 1921. You can visit the conference room they secretly used.
Jews fled there from Nazi Germany. You can visit the community and the museum.
French colonists had a lot of nice buildings there, in Jingan District.
Many famous Chinese revolutionists were assassinated there, and you can visit the sites.
The Korea exile government was there, after Japan occupied Korea.
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Old 03-24-2017, 07:27 AM
 
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Shanghai has more historical feeling (although it is actually the youngest city among the three).
A lot of those historic buildings and neighborhoods have been torn out and rebuilt lately, and I don't see much sign of this stopping. Shanghai even a decade ago was charming in large parts.

Still one of my favorite cities though.

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Old 03-26-2017, 11:09 PM
 
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A lot of those historic buildings and neighborhoods have been torn out and rebuilt lately, and I don't see much sign of this stopping. Shanghai even a decade ago was charming in large parts.

Still one of my favorite cities though.
Which areas are you talking about? Including the Bund?
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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Which areas are you talking about? Including the Bund?
The bund is fine and will always be there.

What he talks about is probably old apartments with shared kitechen and no toilet.

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Old 03-28-2017, 07:18 AM
 
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Which areas are you talking about? Including the Bund?
I'm talking about a lot of the old shikumen lilong buildings among several other types that were prevalent throughout Puxi and with a lot of them blending then Art Deco architecture with local Chinese vernacular architecture.

A lot of them were beautiful and they stretched on for a while. They were old, but could have been preserved and renovated. It would have been nice if they had left them alone and had simply done the outward expansion to Pudong and other parts more / more extensively.

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Old 03-28-2017, 09:17 AM
 
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See this project in Shanghai. the largest renovation project of Shikumen houses in former French Concession.

https://www.portmanusa.com/cn/projec...?lite_escape=1
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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1.Tokyo
2.Shanghai
3.Seoul
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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They are all metropolitan areas with large number of people, without control of the flow of citizens into the city attracted by the opportunities. Overcrowding is a serious problem in all three cities.
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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Which of these cities, in 2017, would you consider the most vibrant? Which would you consider the most urban? Which has the most urban development?
All are amazingly beautiful but i would prefer tokyo best based on the culture/food, its too amazing and people are so polite there.
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