Shanghai, the biggest city in China, is also one of the popular tourism destinations in East Asia. Shanghai has become a popular destination for businesses, but now, it is also starting to gain reputation as a favorite for vacationers.
Some 24 million residents call Shanghai their home city. But that does not serve as a setback if you prefer checking out quiet tourist sites and attractions.
What to enjoy
To begin with, Shanghai is among the busiest container ports in the world, a feature that could be cited for its strategic geographic position right at the mouth of Asia’s longest river, Yangtze River. You can find various opportunities for water exploration along the coast and the inland waterways.
Find out why the city has earned the description as “The Paris of the East.” Visit Pudong, home to Shanghai Disneyland and the Oriental Pearl Tower. On the other side of Huangpu River is Puxi, which boasts of historical sites like the waterside promenade The Bund that houses historical colonial buildings and the Yuyuan Garden, giving a preview of glorious architecture from Ming and Qing dynasty.
Then, there are numerous food destinations for all the foodies. A trip to Shanghai would not be complete without any tourist indulging in Xiao Long Bao, Jianbing (egg pancakes), Scallion Oil Noodles, and Bamboo Tofu with Pepper, greatly enjoyed with Xinjiang Black Beer or Tsingtao Beer.
Traveling to Shanghai
What’s more? You and your family could also visit several world-class museums as well as art galleries, old temples, parks, and pagodas. Shanghai can also serve as an ideal jump-off point if you intend to check out other tourism destinations across mainland China.
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