Shanghai, also named ‘Hu’ or ‘Shen’ in Chinese, is one of the four municipalities directly under the Chinese central government. The city has a status equivalent to a province, and reports directly to the central government. Literally known as ‘the port on the sea’, Shanghai also be one of the world largest seaports and China major industrial and commercial center. Shanghai, Hu for short, also known as Shen, is a multi-cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional chinese features. With the deepening reform, the city, formerly crowned as the financial, economic and trade hub of the Far East, is playing a leading role in boosting economic development of China. Serving as the largest base of Chinese industrial technology, one of the most important seaports and China’s largest commercial and financial center, Shanghai draws the attention of the whole world.Meanwhile, the city has attracted more and more tourists from home and abroad for its unique charm.
Shanghai is the cool, confident face of modern China, and its energy is infectious. Go to the Bund to watch ships on the river and marvel at the huge variety of architectural styles on display, or watch the crowds go by in People’s Square. Shoppers should make a beeline for the Fabric Market, where you can have a suit or dress tailor-made for you at bargain prices. At night, explore all manner of fashionable restaurants, bars and nightclubs or just stroll through the city enjoying the spectacular neon lights.
Dotted with many rivers and lakes, the Shanghai area is known for its rich water resources. Most of the rivers are tributaries of the Huangpu River. Originated from the Taihu lake, the 113-kilometre-long Huangpu River winds through the downtown area of the city. The river is about 300 to 770 meters wide with an average width standing at 360 meters. The ice-free Huangpu River is the main waterway in the Shanghai area. Shanghai is an international city that melts with different cultures from all over the world; we call it Shanghai Regional Culture. Shanghai Culture is original from Traditional Chinese Culture and melted with the Wu and Yue Dynasty Culture, and with a deep affected by Western Culture. Shanghai created a new regional culture, with its unique characteristic, it feather in absorb culture from all over the world, good at abandon and pursuit excellent and innovation.
The basic characteristic of this culture are more opening, creative and diversity. As an international metropolis, Shanghai is the economic and financial center of China. It is also one of the most important gateway cities for visiting to China. If you prefer a leisure Shanghai tour, TopChinaTravel offers our customized Shanghai tour, taking you to explore the shopping areas in Shanghai; If you want to have a history and culture in Shanghai such a modern city, it is not difficult to follow us to visit Jade Buddha Temple, Chenghuangmiao Old Street, Old French Concession, Xingtiandi Shikumen Musuem or go to visit the nearby water towns. In our Shanghai tour packages, you could feel a modern and international but traditional Shanghai. Shanghai, literally known as ‘the port on the sea’, is one of the world largest seaports and China major industrial as well as commercial center. It is also one of the highly popular tourist destinations in China for tourists from all over the world. Shanghai’s tourism is a booming industry.
As one of the noted historic and cultural citied in the country, Shanghai has more than 70 sites of historical interest and cultural relics, which best represent the distinctive characteristic of Shanghai regional culture. What is more, Shanghai is the Paradise of gourmets, who may find thousands of restaurants here that serve a complete list of China’s major famous cuisines and various foreign foods.
Shanghai also received the name of ‘Exhibition of the World Architecture’. The city has a collection of buildings with different architectural styles along the Bund and elsewhere of the city. The Financial and Trade Building, the International Convention Center and the Oriental Pearl Television Tower in Pudong Area, flanked by the magnificent Nanpu and Yangpu Bridges, which are connected by the city’s elevated inner beltway, and the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theater on People Square. All these bring the city a brand-new look.
As a modern metropolis, Shanghai has enjoyed very convenient transport facilities. It has two international airport named Pudong and Hongqiao which link Shanghai with most of the domestic and overseas big cities. And there are three railway stations, which see trains running to and from the large and medium-sized cities everyday.
Shanghai tourism sector has been experiencing further rapid developing since the 2010 World Expo. Recently, many foreign agencies launch their services in Shanghai tourism market. All of these will stimulate the tourism industry’s development even more. More modern infrastructure and facilities will be implemented to support the development of travel and tourism.
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