also called in short in Chinese "Hu"
or "Shen", situated at 31.14 degrees
north latitude and 121.29 degrees east longitude,
in the middle of China's east coastline, is a
gate to the Changjiang River valley. Shanghai
has a delightful climate with four distinct seasons.
Shanghai is a municipality under the direct jurisdiction
of the central government. It is the largest economic
and trade centre in the country and a comprehensive
industrial base. Shanghai Port is the leading
port in China. It is an open city along the coast,
as well as a famous historical and cultural city.
Its total area is 6,341 sq.km., of which the Pudong
New Area occupies 523 sq.km. Its total population
is over 13 million.
well known both at home and abroad not only for
its prosperous metropolitan feature and rich humanistic
resources but also for a number of tourist attractions
with modern flavour that have been developed in
recent years. Varied and colourful tourist festivities,
like the Shanghai Tourism Festival, the New Year
Eve Longhua Temple Bell Striking, the Longhua
Temple Fair, the Nanhui County Peach Blossom Festival,
the International Tea Culture Festival, the Sweet
Osmanthus Festival and the Orange Festival are
attracting an even increasing number of domestic
and foreign tourists.
an ideal "shopping paradise"; Nanjing
Road, known as "China's No.1 Street",
the reconstructed Huaihai Road, Jinling Road,
East, North Sichuan Road, the Yuyuan Garden shopping
and tourist area, the Ever Bright City Commercial
Centre, Xujiahui Commercial Centre, and Zhangyang
Road Commercial Centre in Pudong are packed with
rows of shops arrayed with large collections of
merchandise that are a feast to the eyes and meet
the demands of different classes of domestic and
foreign customers. Shanghai is also a paradise
for gourmets. There are over a thousand restaurants
serving the famous 16 styles of Chinese food,
such as Beijing, Sichuan, Guangdong, Yangzhou,
Fujian, etc. There are also French, Russian, Italian,
English, German, Japanese, Indian and other kinds
of foreign flavoured cuisines, genuine Muslim
food and vegetarian food. In Shanghai you can
have a taste of all the different kinds of food
in the world. Shanghai is well developed in communications
in air, land and sea, which render tourists with
fast, efficient and quality service.
Shanghai into an international metropolis the
open-minded, cheerful and hospital Shanghai people
warmly welcome visitors from all places in China
and the world.