Large population: one of the most populous cities in the world with a resident population of over 24 million and the land area of 6340.5km2
Prosperous economy: China’s largest city and economic hub. Its GDP reached up to 487 billion dollars in 2018 with the per capita disposable income of over 10,000 dollars. More than 70% local residents pay for sports.
Convenient transport: Two international airports, Hongqiao and Pudong, have an annual passenger throughput of more than 100 million person-times. Shanghai has developed traffic system with the longest metro network in the world of 705km.
Diversified environment: It enjoys natural beauty and urban landscape in harmony, and various foods from all over the world are served here.
The western part of current Shanghai dried up into land about 6,000 years ago, and this place was officially recognized as a county 700 years ago. In the mid-19th century, it served as a bustling trading port to inland China. In the early 20th century, it was officially named as Shanghai under the direct governance of the Central Government.
Shanghai-style culture: an integration of Chinese & western culture, tradition & fashion.
International financial and trade centre: Shanghai enjoys abundant funds flow, mature marketing modes and commercial value transfer mechanism of sporting events, and a group of competitive event organisers and sports sponsors are constantly active here.
Flourishing tourism: Shanghai had 206 star-rated hotels and 1,639 travel agencies, and received 9 million person-times of international tourists and 340 million person-times of domestic tourists per year.
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located on the east bank of Huangpu River, across the river from the modern buildings on the Bund. The tower is 468 meters high and was the tallest tower in Asia when it was built in 1994. 11 spheres of varying heights form an iconic landscape.
The Top of Shanghai Observatory is located on the 118th floor of Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building in the world and the tallest building in China at a height of 632m. It was opened to the public on April 26, 2017, where you can feel the unique experience of "City in the Sky" from the clouds.
The Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone boasts a planned area of about 24.7 square kilometers, of which the core area is about 7 square kilometers. It has already been the home of Disneyland, Shanghai Village by Bicester Village Shopping Collection, Datong Music Valley and other tourism and leisure projects.
The Bund is the epitome of Shanghai's modern history, with buildings of different ages and styles standing like notes on a five-line spectrum, playing a beautiful symphony, and is known as the architectural exposition of all nations.
The Yu Garden is a famous classical garden in the south of the Yangtze River, with a history of more than 400 years. According to the main building, it can be divided into six scenic spots such as the Great Rockery, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Chamber, Exquisite Jade Rock, Inner Garden and so on.
The Shikumen buildings of Xintiandi were built in the early 1870s and are considered as the most characteristic residential houses in Shanghai. During the renovation of the old area, some areas of Shikumen architecture were preserved, which changed the residential function into cultural, tourism and commercial functions.
Jing'an Temple is a retreat in the midst of downtown, with Buddhist bells melodiously ringing. The pagoda in front of the temple and in the back echoes the temple hall, golden and splendid. It is the oldest Buddhist temple in Shanghai. There are paintings and calligraphy by famous people in the past, such as Bada Shanren and Wen Zhengming.
Located in Qingpu District in the west of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao is the most well-preserved ancient town close to Shanghai at the Dianshan Lake Scenic Area, best known as the "Venice and Hollywood of Shanghai". There are 36 ancient bridges, simple and elegant; 9 long streets built along the water, and residential buildings on both sides, with the style of Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture, leaving a touch of the old times.