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Shanghai Travel Guide

Shanghai, "Hu" or "Shen" for short, is situated at 31.22 north latitude and 121.5 east longitude, and in the middle of China's east coastline. It occupies a total area of 6,341 sq. km. (of which Pudong new Area occupies 523sq.km.), with a total resident population of 18.58 million. It has a pleasant climate, mild and moist, with four distinct seasons.

Shanghai, an open city on the coast and a famous historical and cultural city, is a gate to the Yangtze River delta. As an important financial and business center of China, Shanghai has a convenient public transportation network, based on buses, trolleybuses, taxis, and a rapidly expanding metro system.

Shanghai is an ideal "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.

Shanghai is also the paradise for gourmets. There are over a thousand restaurants serving the 16 different styles of Chinese food and French, Russian, Italian, English, German, Japanese and Indian food and also Muslim and vegetarian food.

Famous GE Landmarks of Shanghai: Fudan University, Jin Mao Tower, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Railway Station, Tongji University, Yuyuan Garden.

Website of Shanghai Municipal Government: www.shanghai.gov.cn

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