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One of the world's most glamorous and cosmopolitan centers, Shanghai is now the world's tenth largest city with a population of over 13 million. Located on the mid-eastern coastline of Mainland China, much of the city's charm and historic architecture still survive. The Bund, a promenade between the Wusong River and The Old Town, bears testimony to Shanghai's importance early in the century. The Shanghai Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art. It is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy. Jade Buddha Temple, which houses two rare Buddha images carved from white Burmese jade, is also very famous. Other wonderful attractions include Yu Garden and the Jazz Band at the Peace Hotel.

Shanghai is famous not only for its successful metropolitan feature and rich humanistic resources but also for a number of tourist attractions with modern flavor that have been developed in recent years. They include Jin Mao Building, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, pedestrians' street on Nanjing Road and the XinTianDi.

Shanghai is also a paradise for gourmets. There are over a thousand restaurants serving the famous sixteen styles of Chinese food, such as Beijing, Sichuan, Guangdong, Yangzhou, Fujian etc. There are also French, Russian, Italian, English, German, Japanese, Indian and other kinds of foreign flavored cuisine, genuine Muslim food and vegetarian food. In Shanghai you can have a taste of all the different kinds of food in the world.

Having been an important commercial hub for almost a century, the city is now expanding rapidly with the development of the Pudong area. Visitors can find a wide range of goods produced locally or from all over China.

  • Last visit to Shanghai: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 9, 2004
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