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Explore Shanghai

Shanghai , with a population of more than 23 million (with over 9 million migrants), is the largest and traditionally the most developed metropolis in Mainland China. Shanghai is located on the Yangtze River Delta by the East China Sea and is the busiest container seaport in the world.

Shanghai was the largest and most prosperous city in the Far East during the 1930s. In the past 20 years it has again become an attractive city for tourists from all over the world. The world once again had its eyes on the city when it hosted the 2010 World Expo, recording the greatest number of visitors in the event's history. Today, Shanghai is one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant megalopolises, attracting business people, travelers, and all those wishing to experience one of China's most unique destinations.

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Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower is the symbol of 

Shanghai, with a height of 468 meters high, is the 4th    highest in Asia and the 6th highest tower in the world.

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The Shanghai Bund is one of the renowned 

landmarks in Shanghai with its noted architectural 

complex and is regarded as one of the must-see 

places in Shanghai.

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Yu Garden has a history of over 400 years. It was 

built at Ming Dynasty. The exquisite layout, beautiful 

scenery, and the artistic style of the garden 

architecture have made the garden one of the 

highlights of Shanghai.

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Zhujiajiao Water Town is an ancient water town also   known as the "pearl stream." Best known for its 

bridges, built during Ming and Qing Dynasties, the 

various spans are built of wood, marble and stone.

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Nanjing Road is considered to be the “No. 1 

commercial street in China”, which has been a landmark for this cityHere, you could purchase everything 

you want.

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Xintiandi , a highlighted metropolitan tourist spot in 

Shanghai, is known for the preservation of stone-framed-door architecture, a historical and cultural legacy 

of Shanghai. It has also become a world-class 

multifunctional center of dining, shopping, 

performance, fashion, leisure and arts.

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Tianzifang is a tourist shopping and cafe area in 

Shanghai in the Old French Quarter, is also a great 

place to enjoy Chinese arts in Shanghai.

Climate and Clothes

Late November is the early Winter in Shanghai, the average temperature is 12 degrees Celsius (53.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Heavy cloths and a suit for formal occasions would be appropriate.

Credit Cards and Currency

Major credit cards like Master, Visa and American Express are acceptable in most big shopping centers and hotels. Major foreign currencies can be changed to the Chinese currency RMB at the airport, the Bank of China or hotels.

Time Difference

China Time is 8 hours ahead of GMT

Telecommunications / Internet

Facilities such as IDD, fax and Internet are available in hotels.


Officially, tipping is considered inappropriate and is discouraged.


The local voltage is 200-240 volts AC, 50 cycles. Transformers reducing the voltage to 110-120 volts, 60 cycles are available in some hotels.