2012 China – Day 9 – 08.06.2012 – Shanghai

To the previous day…

Shanghai, also known as Hu for short, is a city located in the eastern region of China, in the province of Jiangsu. It is the most populous city in China and is considered to be the country’s financial and cultural center. Shanghai is known for its stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and delicious food.

One of the most famous attractions in Shanghai is the Bund, a waterfront promenade that offers a stunning view of the city’s skyline. The Bund is lined with some of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Art Deco-style Peace Hotel and the Gothic-style Customs House. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll along the promenade or take a boat ride on the Huangpu River to get a different perspective of the city.

Another popular attraction in Shanghai is the Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world. Visitors can take an elevator to the observation deck on the 118th floor for a panoramic view of the city.

Shanghai is also known for its museums and art galleries, including the Shanghai Museum, which houses a vast collection of Chinese artifacts, including bronze ware, pottery, and jade carvings. The Shanghai Art Museum is also a must-visit for art lovers, it displays works from Chinese and international artists.

Shanghai is also a great destination for shopping and dining, it offers a wide variety of traditional Chinese products such as silk, embroidery, and traditional crafts, as well as international luxury brands. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of local delicacies, including Shanghai-style dumplings, and the famous “xiao long bao” (soup dumplings).