is one of the four metropolitan regions that are under the administration of The People's Republic of China
. It is the largest city and the most populated city in China. It has continuously remained one of the most prominent financial regions in the world, as well as a transport hub and one of the busiest ports.
The attractiveness of Shanghai rises from the Bund, a beautiful promenade complete with a scenic waterfront, with rows and rows of buildings from the ancient times. Standing across the Huangpu River, visitors take in the beauty of Pudong District with its stunning modern skyscape. The Shanghai Tower stands 632 meters tall, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower stuns with its amazing architectural designs, and they both make the best view over the cityscape of Shanghai. The Yu Garden is another beautiful spot, loaded with towers, pavilions, and ponds, all set in the traditional theme.
The ultimate shopping experience is obtained at the stall and stores sprawled along the city's Nanjing Road. The road leads on to the brightly lit People's Square, a vast area that is full of traditional Chinese artwork, crafts, and other exhibitions. The French Concession, placed along tree-lined streets, was home to the French in the period between 1849 and 1943 and now feature art galleries, trendy boutiques, cafes, and bars among other entertainment spots. A visit to the Longhua Temple unveils a massive encompassing of the elaborate outline of the Song dynasty Pagoda.
Visitors partake of the local delicacies like the steamed dumplings, also called xiaolongbao and the delicious crabs and chicken.
During summer, between June
, Shanghai receives more tourists than ever, since the weather is quite warm, humid and moderately rainy. During spring, between March
, and the fall, between October
, the weather remains generally mild. During winter, between December
, Shanghai is cold, and not much is experienced.
One of the key festivities in Shanghai is the Chinese New Year celebration, happening on varying dates in January
and February. On varying dates in September and October, the locals join in the festivities of the colorful autumn Moon Festival. The National Day of China is marked in October, when most businesses may close down to allow for the full celebrations.