Known as Magical Metropolis, Shanghai is one of the largest cities in China. Eastern and Western cultures blend perfectly with each other in Shanghai.
Shanghai is the most developed city in China. Hundreds of skyscrapers were built in last three decades, however, Shanghai people never forget to repair the ancient sites. The historical gardens and buildings are preserved very well.
If you are planning a Shanghai tour, both the historical and modern attractions are recommended.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower and Jinmao Tower
Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Former French Concession, and Jing’an Temple
Shanghai Museum, Shanghai City History Museum, Shanghai Nature Museum, and Shanghai World Expo Museum
he Bund, Xintiandi, Tianzifang, and Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street
Shanghai Disney Resort and Ocean Park
Shanghai has four distinct seasons, with a mild and humid climate, with short spring and autumn and long winter and summer. There is a lot of precipitation from May to September, accounting for more than half of the annual precipitation. After July, it is a summer drought, and the weather is relatively hot during this period. Therefore, the best seasons to travel to Shanghai are the spring (February to May) when the flowers are blooming and the autumn (September to December), when there is not so much rainfall.
In order to avoid the hot summer and cold winter, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best time to travel in Shanghai.
Located on the outskirts of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao is a 1700-year-old water town with unique old bridges, creeks and houses. In addition, Suzhou, known as the Venice of the East, and Hangzhou, the paradise on earth, can be reached within two hours by train. These three neighbors of Shanghai are the best places to learn about the culture of the South Yangtze River area.
No, the staff of most hotels in Shanghai can speak English, and some major restaurants and shops will have at least one staff who can speak English. Many Shanghai local people also speak fluent English. Especially the students, if you see youngsters who carry book bags, feel free to ask them for help.
1) Eel noodles, made with sliced eels and wheat noodles
2) Xiaolongbao, a type of steamed bun popular in Shanghai
3) Shengjian mantou, typically in a round bun and stuffed with pork. And then pan-fried and seasoned with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.
4) Guantangbao, a type of steamed bun made with a thin skin of dough and stuffed with pork or minced crabmeat, and soup.
5) Tangyuan, a type of sweet dumpling made of glutinous rice flour and stuffed with black sesame.