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 It is almost impossible for ...
From the airport
From Pudong International ...
Buses
It is not advisable to travel by bus as ...
Taxi
Shanghai's streets are dotted with ...
Shanghai Metro
The underground system is the most ...
City in a day
Seeing the whole of Shanghai in one day is an impossible task. A good idea would be to concentrate ...
Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai
This week long event takes place annually. The venue is the Qi Zhong stadium. Tennis greats come ...
Temple Fair
The famous Longhua Pagoda situated in grounds of the Longhua Park is the venue for this annual ...
Dragon Boat Festival
This annual festival honors and celebrates the Chinese hero Qu Yuan who stood up against the ...
When to go
The best times of the year to visit Shanghai are the months of March, April, September and October. ...

Shanghai, China

 

Shanghai today
Shanghai, business and economic capital to the People's Republic of China, is one of the largest metropolises in the world with an ever growing population. Shanghai is a place where life is constantly on the move- a fact which is reflected in the constant construction- the building and the rebuilding of restaurants, offices and shopping malls ever so often.  Unlike Beijing which is a fusion of East meets west, Shanghai is much more contemporary and modern. Temples and other historic structures such as the Museums are few and far between. In much greater supply are numerous sky scrapers an

Shanghai back then
Historically Shanghai has always been an important city of China. It contributed much to the growth of China due to its budding fishing and textile industries. It grew more in importance since it was the site of foreign trade between the East and the West in the mid 19th century due to its status as a port city. This was the time that the French Concession was established in Shanghai which endured a kind of colonization. The economic success that followed from trade related activities allowed for Shanghai to be one of the most developed cities of China in the 1930s as well as during Communist

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai
 This hotel is arguably the best in town, it is both extravagant and luxurious. The location is
St. Regis Shanghai
This hotel is located in Pudong district. It has a wonderful ambience; the hotel staff is extremely
Portman-Ritz Carlton Hotel Shanghai
This hotel is located in the Jing'an District. The location is excellent for the Shanghai Centre inc
The Westin Shanghai
This hotel is located in Huangpu District in downtown Shanghai. The location is excellent. Bedrooms
Pudong Shangri-la Hotel
Located in Pudong District this hotel is the epitome of extravagance. The contemporary exterior is f
Taiyuan Villa
This hotel is located in Xujiahui district. This former mansion was built in 1920 and the décor is

Madam Mao's dowry
This is one of Shanghai's delightful little shops where arts and crafts are available. Beautiful sil
Isetan
This is a department store for the well off Shanghai resident. There are many boutiques, clothes sho
Shanghai's Number 1 Department Store
This is arguably one of Shanghai's most renowned department stores probably because it dates back to
Shanghai Centre
Some of the most well known designer labels are available here from Louis Vuitton and Cerruti to Car
Raffles City
Some of the most well known designer labels are available here from Guess and Swatch to Nike. Local
Friendship Store
The Friendship Store sells everything you can conceive of from books and antiques to clothes, jewelr

Shanghai Tourism Festival
This three week long festival takes place annually across the city of Shanghai. One highlight of thi
Dragon Boat Festival
This annual festival honors and celebrates the Chinese hero Qu Yuan who stood up against the emperor
Shanghai International Ballet Competition
This stupendous competition has participants from more than 14 countries worldwide. It showcases wor
International Art Festival
 This annual festival is the brain child of the Ministry of Culture. It lasts one whole month a
Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai
This week long event takes place annually. The venue is the Qi Zhong stadium. Tennis greats come her
Lantern Festival
Fifteen days after the Chinese New Year, on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month the lantern f

Azul and Viva
This restaurant is quiet and the ambiance very relaxed, almost peaceful. Traditional dishes with a m
Element Fresh
This restaurant is very popular leading to a noisy and boisterous atmosphere. Originally opened to c
Lao Tan
This restaurant serves quality Chinese food. The meat and vegetarian dishes alike are spectacular. W
Gu Yi
Busy best describes the ambiance of this restaurant- Chinese and other families love to come here. T
Di Shui Dong
This restaurant offers quality food though the ambience is not too exciting. Dishes listed on the me
Fook Lam Moon
The décor and the furnishings are chic and sophisticated. The place is luxuriant and quality food i

Fast Facts
Location:
Shanghai is located along the East Coast of China flanked by the Yangtze River.   Area:
6340 sq km
Dialing code:
+86
Area Code:
+86/021
Emergency Numbers:
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Telephone Directory Enquiry: 114(local numbers),
                                                      115 (international numbers)
Airport Enquiry: 021-6268-8918
Railway Enquiry: 021-6317-9090   Population:
18 million approximately   Languages:
Shanghinese, English   Time zone:
UTC +8 (China Standard Time)   Currency:
China Renminbi Yuan   Average January Temperatures:
4.5 °C
Average July Temperatures:
27.5 °C
Annual Rainfall:
1200 mm

 

 
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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
This fantastic aquarium showcases underwater creatures from around the globe; sharks, jelly fish, sea lions, ...
Health and safety
Do not walk alone late at night. Generally speaking Shanghai is a safe city to ...

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