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Post on: 2020-Jul-24 category: Chinese Culture views:975

Blessed with a population of over 20 million people, Shanghai is easily the world's largest city by population. Interestingly, Shanghai is known as “The Pearl of Asia” and “The Paris of the East" more reason why crowds of people throng to the city.

Shanghai for over two decades has become an international arena for finance and culture. Many reputable companies have their headquarters in this illustrious city. With the conglomeration of fashion, art, and design it is easy to see why Shanghai is one place people love to visit. Furthermore, the city boasts of a rich blend of modernity and history which is shown when it was a colonial territory in the mid-nineteenth century. Shanghai was divided into British, U.S. and French concessions and a Chinese walled city. This division brought a whole of dynamism into the fray with a unique variety of architectural styles and a fascinating history.

Pride fills this next focal point of the city of Shanghai as it is known for having the longest metro system in the world. The metro system spreads beneath the city of Shanghai with 400 miles (644 km) of tunnels and track. The Shanghai metro has 393 stations spread throughout the city and connecting major attractions, making it easy to navigate for international visitors. The airports - Pudong and Hongqiao international airports, in the city are also major strengths in the area of transportation.

There are other stunning buildings guaranteed to bring visitors all year long, some of these sitings are Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Jade Buddha Temple, City God Temple and the Shanghai Disney Land. Consequently, the best times to visit Shanghai are in spring and autumn where conditions are favorable with mild temperatures and clearer air.

Lastly, for travelers around the world, Shanghai offers a 144-hour (6 day) Visa-Free option for Shanghai and the neighboring areas of Jiangsu and Zhejiang. Visitors can avoid the hassles for applying for visa only if they limit their sojourn to these areas mentioned.


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