Why Travel to Shanghai, China?

Why travel to Shanghai? The Bund

The Bund
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Shanghai is the largest city in both China and the world by population. With a population of more than 23 million people, Shanghai boasts a reputation of being a global city that is influential in culture, technology and fashion.

Shanghai’s rise to prominence in China dates back to the Song Dynasty when as a village, it was upgraded to a market town. It was in 1292 during the Yuan Dynasty that Shanghai officially became a city.

The City God Temple, Yu Garden and the Bund are just some of the historical landmarks that draw tourists to visit Shanghai every year in droves. The climate in Shanghai is humid subtropical with chilly damp winters and hot and humid summers.

So, why would one travel to Shanghai?

Here are a few reasons (you’re welcome to contribute by adding your reasons to travel to Shanghai!):



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    The Bund
    Also known as Waitan, the Bund is one of the most famous architectural symbols in Shanghai. The word “Bund” is derived from the Anglo-Indian word for an embankment along a muddy waterfront. This waterfront is today surrounded by approximately fifty buildings, each with a different architectural style such as Baroque, Gothic, Classicism, Romanesque and Renaissance.

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    Huangpu River
    Huangpu River winds about 114 kilometers from its source, the Dingshan Lake, northward to meet the Yangtze River at Wusong Kou. Although the Huangpu River is about 400 meters wide and 9 meters deep, this water body supports approximately one third of the total international trade of China. Forty kilometers of this river is located within the area of Greater Shanghai. In fact, Huangpu River is one of the notable symbols of shanghai, supplying water to 13 million people in the metropolis. The river is also crucial for fishery, tourism, navigation and receiving wastewater.

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    Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

    Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town full of old buildings and water canals. This authentic water village is a reflection of the old Shanghai, and a great spot for taking amazing photographs. Be sure to go on a boat trip down the river, cross the spectacular bridges, and walk through the beautiful layout of old houses, gardens and small shopping streets.

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    Orient Rome

    If you are up for a unique adventure, take a walk on the wild side by taking a bath in one of Shanghai’s public bathhouses. Washing up in public bathhouses is a Chinese cultural tradition dating back 5000 years. Opened 24/7, the Orient Rome is a luxurious public bathhouse, reminiscent of a Roman castle with many statues of gods and goddesses from ancient Greece.

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