Thu, August 19, 2010

Shanghai travel guide

Shanghai tourist information and Shanghai tourism

Shanghai is a truly epic city and is the biggest city in the whole of the People's Republic of China. A modern city with massive department stores and stylish buildings towering high into the sky, Shanghai is an expanding and ever-changing metropolis with a prospering tourism industry. Full story

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History of Shanghai

Shanghai was approved by the State Council as one of the second 38 famous historical and cultural cities in China.

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Oriental Pearl TV Tower

2010-04-22 09:31:12 GMT SINA.com The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located in Pudong Park in Lujiazui, Shanghai. The tower, surrounded by the Yangpu Bridge in the northeast and the Nanpu Bridge in the southwest, creates a picture of 'twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors year-round.

Shanghai Xin Tian Di

2010-04-22 09:29:15 GMT Xinhua English Located in the center of Shanghai City south of Huaihai Zhong Lu, Shanghai Xin Tian Di has become an urban tourist attraction that holds the historical and cultural legacies of the city. Shanghai Xin Tian Di is a fashionable pedestrian street composed of Shikumen and modern architecture style.

Jade Buddha Temple

2010-04-22 09:26:30 GMT SINA.com In the western part of Shanghai, a very modern and flourishing city, there is a venerable and famous Buddhist temple, Jade Buddha Temple. In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the jade Buddha statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

Shanghai Maglev Train (SMT)

2010-04-22 09:48:43 GMT SINA.com Shanghai - a booming metropolis in east China - is the first stop of many people when they travel to China. Want to feel the pulse of the city immediately? It is recommended to take the maglev train if you are just arriving at Pudong International Airport of Shanghai. You will be impressed by the amazingly fast speed of the train and have an exciting first experience in Shanghai.

Shanghai subway

2010-04-22 09:47:33 GMT SINA.com Brief Introduction:

Shanghai transportation - By ship

2010-04-22 09:43:32 GMT SINA.com Shanghai, situated at the estuary of Yangtze River and midpoint of China's north-south coastline, is the world's third largest port and China's largest seaport. It is the only port in China connecting the country's shipping system of sea, river, and freshwater.

Shanghai transportation - By train

2010-04-22 09:40:49 GMT SINA.com The city of Shanghai has several railway stations, among which Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station and Shanghai West Railway Station are the main ones. These three stations provide convenient transportation for tourists to many destinations throughout China.

Shanghai nightlife

2010-04-22 10:10:52 GMT SINA.com Night life in Shanghai is gentle and colorful because life here is much more than life itself. It is elegant.

Shanghai Snack streets

2010-04-22 10:07:02 GMT SINA.com Shanghai is thronged with delicious food and snacks from all over China. Various kinds of local snacks have distinctive flavor. Food and cuisines from other regions of the country are also authentic and popular. Do you have a good appetite? We will lead you to a number of snack streets clustered with restaurants and eateries in Shanghai. They will be sure to satisfy your one-stop tasting.

Shanghai recommended snacks

2010-04-22 10:03:22 GMT SINA.com 1. Sheng Jian Bao

Recommended Shanghai Cuisine restaurants

2010-04-22 10:01:54 GMT SINA.com Shanghai Classical Hotel

Shanghai art galleries

2010-04-22 10:22:37 GMT SINA.com Several renowned art galleries are to be found around the city of Shanghai and offer a mixture of temporary exhibitions and permanent collections, although art exhibits in some galleries do frequently exercise self-censorship.

Shanghai Museums

2010-04-22 10:22:01 GMT SINA.com Many of Shanghai's leading museums toe the official party line, so visitors are challenged to read between the lines. The quirky Museum of Sex Culture is a controversial gem and is home to a number of rather suggestive paintings, while the Shanghai Municipal History Museum offers a true glimpse into days gone by.

Zhou Libo steals holiday ratings

2010-04-22 10:21:20 GMT SINA.com The Mr Zhou Live Show featuring Shanghai comedian, Zhou Libo’s, received the highest national ratings of any television show during the Spring Festival, weighing in at a whopping 7.62, according to CSM Media Research.

Jiading bamboo cut

2010-04-22 10:20:54 GMT SINA.com Jiading Bamboo Cut is a beautiful flower in the fine arts garden of our country. Zhu He, a native of Nanxiang in Ming Dynasty, was good at painting and calligraphy, particularly seal cutting. He invented the relief and round bamboo cut technology with the deep-cutting as the basic skill. He has the following famous works, like Zhu He's Brush Pot and Long-life Buddha.

Shanghai weather, when to go and Shanghai climate information

2010-04-22 10:29:44 GMT SINA.com The city of Shanghai is known for its long, hot and humid summer climate, which can be described as subtropical and feels a little uncomfortable and oppressive at times. The summer weather in Shanghai features plenty of sunshine and as a result, temperatures are regularly above 30ºC / 86ºF, particularly in July and August, the city's two hottest months, when they have been known to exceed 40ºC / 104ºF.

Shanghai life and Shanghai visitor travel tips

2010-04-22 10:28:27 GMT SINA.com When you fly into Shanghai, be sure to pick up your free copy of the invaluable 'That's Shanghai', a popular monthly magazine available at many of the best hotels around the city and full of useful information for visitors. Also worth obtaining are a number of additional magazines, such as 'Shanghai Talk', 'City Weekend' and '8days', all of which are full of information about what's currently happening all around the city, including events, concerts and exhibitions of art.

Shanghai neighbourhoods, locations and Shanghai districts

2010-04-22 10:27:41 GMT SINA.com Shanghai's city centre is simple to navigate thanks to its relatively small size. It is made up of two basic districts, Pu Xi (western town) and Pu Dong (eastern town), which are located opposite each other across the Huang Pu River.

Foreign Embassies & Consulates in China

2010-04-22 10:26:58 GMT SINA.com Major Foreign Embassies & Consulates in China: