| City Introduction
The largest city in China, Shanghai contains the most striking blend of oriental and western cultures of the past and present. In this city, European-style buildings can be seen standing alongside typical Chinese structures and ancient temples. Modern ocean-going vessels sail past junks. A flourishing commercial and industrial center, Shanghai has a population of over 16 million and a land area of 3,355 square miles.
| Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road is Shanghai's busiest street. It starts at the Bund, south of the Peace Hotel, and runs west. It is the city's main shopping area with department stores, small shops, restaurants, theaters and cinemas lining up the street. To the south of Nanjing Road is the Renmin (People's) Park. To the west is the Municipal Library, which was built in 1849.
| Yu Yuan
Yuyuan Garden, located in Shanghai, China, is considered one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in the region.The garden was reportedly first established in 1559. Over the years, the gardens fell into disrepair until about 1760 when bought by merchants, then suffered extensive damage in the 19th century. They were repaired by the Shanghai government from 1956-1961, opened to the public in 1961, and declared a national monument in 1982.
|Shanghai has been called the Paris of the East, now they're saying it's China's New York. It's neither, it's unique. Shanghai is one of the world's great cities with an entertainment scene to match. It has stylish restaurants, quality cuisine and a nightlife that's full of surprises.|
Local cuisine in Shanghai combines the special food flavors in other provinces together. From the name of the cuisine, Chinese people could recognize the original place of the cuisine, however, the cuisine has been actually mixed with the special local flavor of Shanghai. Generally speaking, all ingredients of Shanghai cuisine have been chosen carefully and the local cuisine are made exquisitely. The taste of Shanghai cuisine is fresh and mild. You can surely have a lot of choices enjoying local delicious cuisine. Among all kinds of Shanghai cuisine, seafood and local snacks are the most reputable.
The Bund is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. Walking along the Bund, which is at the west shore of the Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower can be seen on the opposite side and also the Jin Mao Tower. Being one of the Top Ten Shanghai Attractions, the Bund is a really beautiful and special place which is worth visiting.
Located in a suburb of Shanghai city, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town well-known throughout the country, with a history of more than 1700 years. Endowed with another elegant name - 'Pearl Stream' - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people.