Shanghai Travel Guide
Shanghai, is a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, not only does it serve as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, and cultural center in East China but also a popular travel destination for visitors to sense the pulsating development of the country. Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional, and the western and the oriental. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined and formed the city's culture, making your stay memorable.
Shanghai serves as an important air, rail, road and water transport hub in eastern China. The frequent flights, trains and buses make your travel a breeze. The urban transportation is also quite satisfactory. Despite the traffic jam that do happen occasionally, the convenient taxis, buses, metro trains can take you to any corner of the city.
Known as the 'Oriental Paris', Shanghai is a shopper's paradise. One of the musts for visitors is the Nanjing Road. Huaihai Road intrigues those with modern and fashionable tastes, while North Sichuan Road meets the demands of ordinary folk. Xujiahui Shopping Center, Yuyuan Shopping City and Jiali Sleepless City are also thriving and popular destinations.
Shanghai is fascinating for night owls. The Bund is an absolute must for visitors. The rippling Huangpu River, characteristic buildings on the west bank and extraordinarily futuristic skyscrapers on the east bank all become more enchanting adorned in sparkling colored lights at night. A night cruise on the Huangpu River is highly recommended. For art lovers, the Grand Theater and Oriental Art Center will delight a visitor's taste. For those seeking relaxation, the ideal choice should be Hengshan Road and Xin Tian Di which are thronged with a variety of nightclubs, discos and bars
Shanghai Cuisine is not one of the Eight Major Cuisines of China, but is a choice blend of the most appealing aspects of these other national styles of food. Also, local chefs are always ready to adopt the best aspects of foreign cuisines and make them their own. When you come to Shanghai, do not miss the chance to go to famous Shanghai Cuisine restaurants and try the signature local dishes. Xia Zi Da Wu Shen is noted as the most famous seafood dish in local cuisine. Ba Bao La Jiang is typical among the few spicy dishes. Local snacks should not be missed. You should try the famous Nanxiang steamed stuffed buns, crab-yellow pastry, fried stuffed buns, chop rice cake, vegetable stuffed buns, Leisha dumplings and wontons. Various snack streets in the city have many restaurants and eateries to tempt you. Wujiang Road, Old Town God Temple Snack Street, South Yunnan Road and Xianxia Road are the best among them.