Shanghai is a famous international city. It is the economic, financial and cultural center of China. Shanghai, also named "Hu" or "Shen" in short, is situated on the bank of the Yangtze River Delta, in the middle of China's east coastline, with East River in the east and Hangzhou delta in the south. Housing a population of over 18.7 million at present, it was once a small town supported by fishing and weaving before the first Opium War. Late in 1990, the central government started developing the area, and has since become the well-known booming metropolis city. It is a spectacularly modern city. The pace of development here is unbelievable.
Shanghai is a municipality under the direct jurisdiction of the Central Government, the largest economic and trade center, a comprehensive industrial base and the leading port in China. It has earned the reputation as "Paris of the Orient" and "Pearl of China" throughout the past century by its unique glamour. Shanghai is well known in the world not only for its prosperous cosmopolitan feature but also for its rich humanistic resources. In recent years, a number of modern buildings have been added to the city, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Library, Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Circus City, Shanghai City-Planning Exhibition Hall and Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum. They have become new scenic spots in Shanghai. Colorful festivities, like Shanghai Tourism Festival and Shanghai China International Art Festival, have attracted an increasing number of tourists from home and abroad.
Shanghai is known as "paradise for shoppers". There are commercial streets and shopping areas like the famous Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall, Huaihai Road, Sichuan Bei Road, Yuyuan Commercial and Tourist Area, the Ever Bright Commercial City, Xujiahui Commercial City and Zhangyang Road Commercial City in Pudong. There, shops stand rows upon rows with large collections of beautiful commodities, meeting the needs of tourists with different levels. Shanghai is also the paradise for gourmets. There are over a thousand restaurants serving the 16 different styles of food in China, such as the Beijing, Sichuan, Guangdong, Yangzhou, Fujian, etc. There are Western restaurants serving French, Russian, Italian, English, German, Japanese and Indian food and also Muslim and vegetarian food. In Shanghai, one can have a taste of all the delicacies in the world. Shanghai is well developed in communications by land, water and air. So it is very convenient to visit Shanghai.
There are numerous famous tourist attractions in Shanghai, such as, Chenghuang Temple, Oriental Pearl, People Square, The Bund, The Jade Buddha Temple, The Jinmao Building (Pudong), Xin Tian Di and Yuyuan Garden. Once you visit Shanghai, you will not only attracted by the tourist spots, but will also merged into the rich oriental culture.
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