Shanghai, the vibrant City in China
Shanghai is a vibrant cosmopolitan city that combines the traditional and modern China. Every district in the city has its charm, whether it’s the forward-looking financial district in Pudong, home to the world’s second tallest building, or the former French Concession, with charming streets, which bring you back to the era of the 1920s. This metropolis is so complex that you can discover something new every day , moreover, there is a wide choice for every taste and preference. From shopping in the fantastic malls to the option of many museums, parks, and temples, to the famous “The Bund” promenade on the Huangpu River – the West meets the East here, a place, where tradition and modernity are intertwined. It is worth taking a look at the highest viewing platform in the world, which is located on the 118th floor of the Shanghai Tower.
Highlights in Shanghai
Not only do the East and the West meet in Shanghai, but it is also a melting pot of different Chinese cultures and ethnic groups. This gives you the opportunity to meet a variety of people and experience the differences yourself. The diversity also makes it possible to find and taste the respective cuisines of China and the rest of the world. For the night owls, the Rouge Bar, the VUE Bar, the M1NT and many other clubs in the city offer a wide choice, or how about a cocktail in the bar “Cloud 9” on the 89th floor of the Jin Mao Tower? It’s hard to decide!
Travel around Shanghai
The surrounding areas of Shanghai also invite you to discover them. There are many historical and traditional water towns, such as Qibao, Zhujiajiao, Nanxu or Xitang. Only a short, and a fast, train ride with the famous Chinese bullet trains, which takes you from Shanghai conveniently to the beautiful cities like Nanjing, Suzhou, and Hangzhou. These are ideal destinations for a weekend or a day trip. Each of these three cities offers another opportunity to learn more China and its people.
The climate in Shanghai
The Shanghai weather is usually mild and humid, with four distinct seasons – a pleasantly warm spring, a hot and rainy summer, a beautiful fall and a chilly winter. The weather of Shanghai in July and August is the hottest, with with temperatures above 35 °C lasting over ten days. The coldest period is from late January to early March.
Public Transport in Shanghai
In general, transportation within the city is considered as very convenient. As an international metropolis with the largest population in China, the government has done a great job to increase the quality. With the rapid construction of many new roads, subway lines and the opening of new express bus lines, the city now has the most extensive public transport network in the world.