Shanghai is situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta and is the largest city in China, by population (home to over 18 million people) so you should expect some shoulder shoving. Having transformed over the years from a fishing settlement to an international metropolis, this thriving cosmopolitan city would give both New York and Tokyo a run for their ... More>money.
Characterised by an ultra-modern, futuristic skyline, some of the best shopping in the world and a vibrant cultural legacy, Shanghai is a fine collaboration between east meets west and has the richest collection of art-deco buildings in the world.
Shanghai attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and is an important tourist destination, home to historical landmarks including The Bund and the 400-year-old Yu Yuan Gardens and glassy skyscrapers such as the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Centre. Shanghai is also known as a gastronomical haven where one can find a wide array of culinary offerings, from local to international fare.