In Chinese, Shanghai is named "HU" for short, it is a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. It is situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, it serves as the most influential economic, financial, cultural, science and technology centre in East China.
In addition, Shanghai is a popular destination for visitors to sense the pulsating development of the China country.
Shanghai weather is generally mild and moist, with for distinct seasons: a pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn and an overcast cold winter. The best season in a year for travelling to Shanghai is spring, which is from March to May. The temperature is comfortable around 20 degree. The spring flowers in bloom make the city lively and attractive.
Shanghai serves as an important air, rail, road and water transport hub in eastern China. The frequent flights, trains and buses make one's visit a breeze. The urban transportation is also quite satisfactory. Despite the traffic jam that do happen occasionally, the convenient taxis, buses, subway trains etc. can take you to any corner of the city.
Shanghai's restaurants are among the finest in China, offering high quality food and superior service. The Shanghai Dumpling is now a well-known dish in many western countries.
Shanghai is known as the "Oriental Paris" and is a paradise for people who love shopping. People can enjoy shopping at various bustling commercial streets and shopping centres. One of the most popular shopping district Nanjing Road is a must go.
The Bund is an absolute must for night owls. The rippling Huangpu River, characteristic buildings on the west bank and extraordinarily futuristic skyscrapers on the east bank all become more enchanting adorned in sparking coloured lights at night.
The Bund is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It is on the west bank of Huangpu River from the Waibaidu Bridge to Nanpu Bridge and winds 1500 meters in length. The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of the Bund are the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. The night view of the Bund is worth a visit. Under the tenet of keeping harmony and unity, the use of period lamp-posts is in keeping with the aesthetic feeling of the building structures.
China's premier shopping street, 3.4-mile-long Nanjing Road, starts at the Bund in the east and ends in the west at the junction of Jing'an Temple and Yan'an West Street. Today it is a must-see metropolitan destination attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world.
Shanghai Museum is located in the centre of Shanghai in People's Square, Shanghai Museum is a large museum of ancient Chinese art. Its style and presentation surround visitors with artefacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy. The exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land.