Lujiazui is an important financial district in Pudong, Shanghai. In 2005 the State Council reaffirmed the positioning of the 31.78 km² Lujiazui area, as the only finance and trade zone among the 185 state-level development zones on the mainland China.
Lujiazui, which literally means "Lu's Mouth", is located in the Pudong New District on the eastern bank of Huangpu River
. It forms a peninsula on a bend of the Huangpu river, which turns from flowing north to flowing east. The importance of Lujiazui stems from the fact that it lies directly across the river from the Bund
, the old financial and business district of Shanghai, and just south of the confluence of the Suzhou Creek
with the Huangpu River
. Until the 1980s, Lujiazui was a relatively low-built area, featuring residential houses, warehouses, and factories.
Popular tourist attractions and other important locations in Lujiazui include:
Lujiazui can be reached by taking Shanghai Metro Line 2
to Lujiazui station
. In addition, after the opening of Shanghai Metro Line 4
, it can be reached at Pudong Avenue Station.