President U Htin Kyaw and First Lady Daw Su Su Lwin who are on a goodwill visit to the People’s Republic of China visited Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower in Shanghai yesterday
The President and entourage viewed the scenic beauty of Shanghai from the tower and looked round inside the tower. Then, the President and the First Lady signed the guest book.
The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is on the bank of Huangpu River in Shanghai. Construction began in 1991 and the 468 m (1,535 ft) tall tower was completed in 1994. Currently it is the seventh tallest in the world and the second tallest in China. Modern technology was combined with Chinese symbolism to construct the tower that contains an observation platform, educational Space City, exhibition facilities, shopping center and a hotel. Broadcasting service is provided to 9 TV channels and 10 radio stations.
Afterwards, the President and party arrived at the Shanghai Museum and observed the traditions, culture and customs of the ancient Chinese people.
The Shanghai National Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art situated in the middle of Shanghai. The museum was founded in 1952 and was rebuilt at its current location in 1996. It has eleven galleries and three temporary exhibition halls exhibiting ancient Chinese bronze, sculpture, ceramics, jades, paintings, calligraphy, seals, furniture in Ming and Qing dynasties and arts and crafts by Chinese minorities.
Then, President U Htin Kyaw and First Lady Daw Su Su Lwin departed Shanghai by high-speed train and arrived in Hangzhou City at 2:30 pm local standard time and visited West Lake there.
West Lake is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province in eastern China. It is divided into five sections by three causeways. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within the lake. West Lake is one of the famous places and one of the tourist attractions in Hangzhou.
In the evening, the President and party left Hangzhou by air and arrived at Beijing International Airport at 6:30 pm local standard time and were welcomed by Assistant Foreign Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Kong Xuan You, Myanmar Military Attaché Brigadier-GeneralTint Hsan and embassy staff and the Guard of Honour.
Afterwards, the President and entourage were taken to Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing where they will stay.