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Shanghai, Hu for short, is situated on the estuary of Yangtze River of China. It is the largest industrial city in China. Covering an area of 5,800 square kilometers (2,239 square miles), Shanghai has a population of 18.7 million, including 2 million floating population.

Originally, Shanghai was a seaside fishing village and in time its gradual development led to it being granted County status on August 19th, 1291 during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Hence this day became the anniversary of the founding of Shanghai. Today's Shanghai is a multi-cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features. Bubbling Shanghai shows off every aspect of her unique glamour. Serving as the largest base of Chinese industrial technology, the important seaport and China's largest commercial and financial center, Shanghai draws the attention of the whole world.

Modern Shanghai has three key areas of interest to the visitor. These comprise Sightseeing, Business and Shopping centered upon People's Square and along the Huangpu River. The city's Cultural Center with its public activities and community facilities and finally the main Entertainment and Holiday Tourism area is located at Mt. Sheshan, Chongming Island, Dingshan Lake and Shenshuigang Area.

Known as "the Oriental Paris", Shanghai is a shopper's paradise. One of the musts for tourists is Nanjing Road. Huaihai Road intrigues those with modern and fashionable tastes, while Sichuan North Road meets the demands of ordinary folk. In addition, Xujiahui Shopping Center, Yuyuan Shopping City, Jiali Sleepless City are thriving and popular destinations for those who are seeking to buy something special as a memento of their visit.

A wide variety of cuisines can be found in the City and today Shanghai offers a plethora of culinary delights focusing on the traditions of Beijing, Yangzhou, Sichuan, Guangzhou as well as its own local dishes. Shanghai's restaurants are among the finest to be found in China and they welcome diners from anywhere at any time.

Shanghai continues to grow and prosper meeting the aspirations of the 21st century while retaining its proud traditions of service and hospitality. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Mansion and Pudong International Airport are the modern symbols of an international metropolis while the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theatre and Shanghai City Planning Exhibition Center are evidence of the extensive and deep passion of a great city that extends a warm welcome to friends from all over the world.

Shanghai

Tickets of Shanghai World Expo

Categoris of the ticketTickets for Shanghai World Expo voted for individuals and teams a total of nine kinds in two categories. Individual tickets are divided into the designated day tickets and daily tickets. Designated day tickets are divided into designated day ordinary tickets and designated day discount tickets; daily ticket falls into ordinary tickets, discount tickets, thrice tickets, seven-times tickets and night tickets in total of 5 species. Sub-team tickets falls into general team tic Read More...

Mascot of 2010 Shanghai World Expo

2010 Shanghai World Expo mascot named "Sea Treasure". It is a blue chevron shape. The main image with Chinese characters of "person" as a core creative, not only reflects the characteristics of Chinese culture, but also echo the emblem design of Shanghai World Expo. The first to use the text as a mascot design creativity in Large-scale events in the international mascot design, is an innovation, "Sea Treasure" from head to toe is full of meanings.Hair: Like rolled waves, appears to have vibrant Read More...

2010 Shanghai World Expo

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo OverviewName: China 2010 Shanghai World Expo, referred to as: the 2010 Shanghai World Expo English full name: The World Exposition Shanghai China 2010short: Expo 2010 Shanghai ChinaHold time: May 1, 2010 - 10 31 (184 days)Theme: City, Better Life (Better City, Better Life)Expo OverviewWorld Exposition referred to as the World Expo, is an international World's Fair. It is international Expo activities that has a great influence and a long history. It is organized by t Read More...

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town(Shanghai Venice)

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town is located in the suburd of Shanghai. It is a well-known ancient water town with a history of more than 1700 years.Zhujiajiao is the best preserved ancient towns in Shanghai. Featured with old bridges across streams, rivers with trees, ancient houses with courtyards, etc..The bridge is very important in the water city, there are 36 delicate bridges in Zhujiajiao, different with shapes and styles, from wooden to stone to marble.There is an ancient street named North Street Read More...

Xintiandi

Xintiandi is a representative place reflect the local history and culture of Shanghai, it is located in the Shanghai City Center. Before Xintiandi, this area is a field of Shanghai traditional architecture, stone-arched gate with lane residences. Now Xintiandi has become a hot tourist spot combining exotic and oriental buildings and culture, offering dining, shopping, leisure and performing facilities.The construction is unique for its antique walls, tiles and exterior of the Shikumen housing of Read More...

The Bund

The Bund, also called the Zhongshan Road, is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. Read More...

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Towering high up in the Pudong New Area, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower has been the landmark of Shanghai. The tower is 468 meters high, it is the highest in Asia and the third highest in the world. Read More...

Huangpu River

Huangpu River, the most important shipping artery of Shanghai, wriggles like an undulating muddy dragon from the mouth of the Yangtze River in Wusong to the East China Sea. Read More...

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road is China's premier shopping street, it is 3.4-mile-long, starts at the Bund in the east and ends in the west at the junction of Jing'an Temple and Yan'an West Street. Read More...

Shanghai Museum

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Yu Garden

Yu Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren street, Shanghai. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. Read More...

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple which situated in the western part of Shanghai is the most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai. In 1882, a temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk. The temple was destroyed during the revolution. Fortunately the jade Buddha statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. rnrn Read More...

Shanghai Acrobatics

Acrobatics is an interactive art form. Everyone, young or old, educated or not, can easily appreciate it while watching the acrobats perform. There is no language barrier for the tourists from all over the world.rnrn Read More...