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Shanghai is called "hu" or "shen" for short. Located at the outlet where the Yangtze River empties into the sea, Shanghai is the gate of the Yangtze River valley. The city has a comfortable climate and distinctive seasonal changes.

Shanghai is a municipality directly under the central government. It has an area of 6,340 sq km and a population of 13.79 million. Shanghai is a financial, trade and shipping center, a comprehensive industrial base and a well-known historical and cultural city in China.

Shanghai is famous for its bustling metropolis atmosphere and rich cultural resources at home and abroad. Shanghai has attracted more and more Chinese and foreign tourists with its tourist attractions, such as the oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Mansion, Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Theater and colorful celebrations and festivals, including the Shanghai Tourism Festival and China International Art-Festival.

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel joins the East and West of the River. Travel by cable car with bright lights and modern music.

Huangpu River Cruise

Huangpu River Cruise

The Huangpu River divides the East and West of the city of Shanghai. A river cruise is a relaxing way to see the city away from the throngs of the traffic. Either by day or night the river cruise allows you to marvel at this incredible city. A cruise is typically for 1-2 hours in duration.

Huaqing Pool

Huaqing Pool

 Also known as the Huaqing Palace, the Huaqing Pool lies at the northern foot of Lishan Mountain, 30km east of the city proper of Xi'am. Since ancient times, it has been an ideal place for sightseeing and taking a bath. It is a national scenic and historic site, and a national AAAAA tourism zone. The emperors of the Zhou (c. 11th century-256 B.C), Qin (221-206 B.C), Han (206 B.V-A.D. 220), Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) dynasties took the Huaqing Pool as their temporary imperial palace. The Huaqing Pool is well known because of the romantic love story between Emperor XuanZhong Li Longji (685-762) of the Tang Dynasty and his favorite consort Yang Yuhuan. Now Eternal Grief, a large historical dance drama on the love story about Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang and Noble Consort Yang over 1,000 years ago, staged at the Huaqing Pool every evening.

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

Still an active Buddhist temple today, the Jade Buddha Temple dates back to the turn of the 20th Century. See the reclining Buddha. Enjoy a Vegetarian Lunch on site.

Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao Tower

Now the second tallest building in Shanghai and one of the top ten tallest buildings in the world, the Jin Mao Tower offers wonderful views of Shanghai. Located on the East side (Pudong) of the River, the tower looks back to the West (Pu Xi). Like its near neighbour the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao towers unique design stands out on the Shanghai skyline. The Grand Hyatt hotel is based within the Tower.

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road

The most famous shopping road in a city full of shopping opportunities, Nanjing Road has long been considered China's golden mile. Starting at the Bund, passing through People's Square and finishing in the western suburbs 5 kms later, Nanjing Road has the lot; department stores, historic buildings and restaurants galore.

Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower

Easily the most famous landmark in Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl Tower was opened in 1995. With its unique domes, the Pearl Tower lights up at night like a giant Disco ball. The Oriental Pearl Tower stands over 460 metres high and is complete with a viewing deck offering great views of both East and West Shanghai.

Shanghai Acrobatics

Shanghai Acrobatics

Shanghai Acrobatics are world famous and a visit to this incredible city is enhanced with a chance to enjoy this wonderful art. Enjoy incredible skill and flexibility – as you are thrilled by experts of a craft still highly regarded within China. Be entertained and embrace traditional culture, all at the same time!

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum

Situated in People's Park, Shanghai Museum is one of the finest museums in China. Housed over 4 levels, each of the 16 rooms focuses on a different part of China's vast history: calligraphy, Ming furniture, ethnic costumes, bronze sculptures, coins pottery etc.

The Bund

The Bund

Populated by the beautiful Art Deco buildings of the European, British and American banks that settled here in the 1930s, the Bund is the best way to experience the city's colonial past. Situated on the banks of the Huang Pu River, there is something happening on the Bund every moment of the day; from locals doing tai chi in the early morning mist to families parading along the strip under the neon lights at night.

Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Shanghai's development has been meticulously planned for decades to come; you can see it all with an incredible scale model of the city, now and in the future. Discover the Shanghai of yesterday, today and tomorrow in this six storey interactive experience. Located close to peoples square and Shanghai Museum.

Xintiandi

Xintiandi

Translating as 'New Earth' Xintiandi is a vibrant area of central Shanghai filled with up market bars, cafes and restaurants. The setting is within traditional Shikumen Houses (Stone Gate houses) threaded through narrow alley ways. Although you are in the heart of the new China, the flavour is very international.

Yu Yuan Gardens

Yu Yuan Gardens

Once you've entered into the grounds of this 500 year old classical Chinese garden, you'll instantly forget that you are surrounded by a city of 18 million people. Employing the four traditional concepts of water, building, rocks and plants, the Yu Yuan Gardens are a fine example of Ming garden design and are one of Shanghai's premier sights. Surrounding the gardens is the popular Yu Yuan bazaar, which showcases the beautiful designs of Shanghai's ancient houses.