Destination Guide – Shanghai

Shanghai is located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China. It’s location makes ut a very large port city, and it is actually the busiest port in the world. Shanghai is not only the most populous city in China, the city also has the highest population the entire world. Shanghai’s population was over 23 million people in 2010. Because of these factors, it is an extremely influential city in terms of culture, media, fashion, transport, technology commerce, and finance.

Shanghai has many popular attractions, and even the city’s architecture itself is a popular sight to see. The Bund sports a diverse collection of 20th century architecture, including contemporary, neoclassical, and art deco styles alongside more traditional Chinese architecture. Many futuristic and eccentric buildings have been constructed there within the last ten years, boosting Shanghai’s futuristic, modern image, causing many individuals to cite Shanghai as the main influence on “cyberpunk” culture and design aesthetics.

There are many museums in Shanghai, including the Shanghai Museum of Art and History, The Shanghai Art Museum, The Shanghai Municipal History Museum, the Chinese Martial Arts Museum, and the Shanghai Natural History Museum. Many city parks and resorts such as the People’s Square Park, the Gongqing Forest Park, Fuxing Park, and Century Park offer reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life. Other attractions in and around Shanghai include the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Old Street, People’s Square, Nanjing Road, and Shanghai Disneyland.