Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest city in China and the most populous metropolitan areas in the world, with over 20 million people. Shanghai was the largest and most prosperous city in the Far East during the 1930s. Modern Shanghai's prosperity was interrupted after the 1949.

Shanghai is home to a list of historical landmarks such as Yuyuan Garden, the Bund and Xintiandi, its modern sign the Oriental Pearl Tower, and its new reputation as a cosmopolitan center of culture and design. In the past 20 years Shanghai has again became an attractive city for tourists worldwide.

Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan GardenYuyuan Garden, classical Chinese garden of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai, dates back to the fabled Ming Dynasty. Now Yuyuan Garden, a place of peace and comfort ines back to the fabled Ming Dynasty. Now a popular tourist destination for people to enjoy traquil and happy time.

The Bund

The Bund The Bund - The colonial riverside of old (and reborn) Shanghai. The Bund has dozens of historical buildings lining the Huangpu River, which once housed numerous banks and trading houses from Britain, France, the U.S. , Russia, Germany,and many other countries. A building boom at the end of 19th century and beginning of 20th century led to the Bund becoming a major financial hub of East Asia.

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Pearl TV TowerThis 468 meters high (1,536 feet) tower is the world's third tallest TV and radio tower surpassed in height only by towers in Toronto, Canada and Moscow, Russia. However, even more alluring than its height is the tower's unique architectural design that makes the Oriental Pearl TV Tower one of the most attractive places anywhere. The base of the tower is supported by three seven-meter wide slanting stanchions.

Zhujiajiao Water Town

Zhujiajiao Water TownZhujiajiao is known as "Shanghai's Venice". It is the best preserved of the ancient water towns in the region. The town was nearly forgotten, but "found" by a TV team searching for locations suitable for a movie about old Shanghai in 1996. For the APEC conference in 2001 the town was completely renovated, since then it is the jewel of the water towns. Located about 45 min (by car) outside downtown Shanghai, in the Qingpu district, close to the border of Jiangsu province.

The best times to visit Shanghai are in spring or autumn. The city has a subtropical maritime monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons. Generally, the warm spring and cool autumn are the more comfortable seasons. While summer and winter are far less pleasant. Overall, Shanghai enjoys a mild and moist climate. Sunrise in Shanghai's winter is 6:49 and sunset 16:57 In summer sunrise at 4:50, sunset at 19:01

Shanghai's temperature is the highest in July and August. For ten days or so in these two months, the temperature can reach 35 degrees centigrade. The coldest period is from the end of January to early February - usually during the Chinese Spring Festival. This awfully cold period will last for about three days but it seldom snows, in fact there has been none for years. From March to May, the conditions are pleasant so this is the best season for traveling.