With impressive high rise buildings and a large population, Shanghai is one of the largest and most developed cities in mainland China. Located along the Yangtze River delta, Shanghai is boarded by the East China Sea from the eastern side. This is a city which showcases influences of many different cultures. Shanghai still exhibits unique architecture of the French, Americans and the British in their concessions or designated districts. The city has been a city which embraces change and modernity. However, you can still witness some traditional Chinese suburbs tucked away in this modern metropolitan.
The Huangpu River is a magnificent marvel which flows through the city, dividing it into two regions; Puxi and Pudong. The Huangpu, meaning the Yellow Black River originates from the beautiful Dianshan Lake and flows for about 114kms before meeting the East China Sea. This spectacular waterway is the city’s life blood as it supports the city with drinking water, fishery, shipping and of course tourism. A cruise along the charming Huangpu River is a must do while in the city. There are cruises which have various timings and lengths so you can definitely enjoy a ride no matter how busy your schedule is. You would observe that most of the buildings on the west bank showcase architecture of a bygone era, whereas the east bank is lined with futuristic skyscrapers. No matter the time of the day or night Huangpu river will mesmerize you with its alluring beauty.
Seafood is extremely popular in the city. You will find a wide array of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs and many more, cooked in a multitude of ways. However, if you are a vegetarian, Shanghai offers some fine tofu dishes as well. Moreover, if you do not want to try the local Chinese fare, the city is also home to some fine international restaurants which serve excellent international cuisine to suit your taste buds.
If you are in search of hotels in Shanghai there are many fabulous options to choose from. A Shanghai hotel will make your stay both comfortable and memorable. The Langham Yangtze Boutique Shanghai is one such option where you will be treated with charming Shanghai hospitality along with modern luxury.
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