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The Orient > China > Shanghai

A Great Cosmopolitan Metropolis

Shanghai is China's largest. It is situated in the centre of the coastline where the Yangtze River meets the East China Sea. Its name means 'on the sea', and most of the city (including Chongming Island) is only a few metres above sea level.
Once recognised for it’s rather seedy reputation as the opium hub of the world, modern Shanghai shines once more as it has rejuvenated itself and attracted a wealth of foreign investors and tourists. The Shanghai of today has been completely rebuilt – new high rise buildings are springing up everywhere. However the past hasn’t been forgotten as among the back streets, you'll still find traditional Chinese gardens and temples. 
Shanghai wears many guises; it is China's industrial and commercial capital, a busy seaport, a science and technology centre, and home to a vibrant business community.
Those travellers who come here don’t come for its scenic beauty or history but rather for entertainment and relaxation. Walking through the streets it is an amazing experience just to soak up the vibrant atmosphere whilst marvelling at the hidden temples, gardens and museumsMore info


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