[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Shanghai is arguably known at the largest city in China, with the most people per capita in all of Mainland China. The city sits in between the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang. If you’re flying from one of the other major cities in China it’s about 2 1/2 hours from Beijing or Hong Kong.
Mainland China has got to be one of the strict places to visit. One of the things they make all travelers do is obtain a visa before entering the country. Please note there are different stipulations, so a quick Google search for a Chinese Embassy in your area should bring us all of the pertinent info needed before making the trip. One thing to note is the 144-hour visa free transit policy for international passengers that went into effect on Jan 30th 2016.
Once on the ground in Shanghai there are a plethora of things to do. One can take a taxi over to The Bund, which is pretty much old symbolic Shanghai. This attraction has dozens of buildings of varies styles that will make the anyone with a flair for architecture giddy as a school kid.
The Jade Buddha Temple is a serene place in the bustling city with a nice amount of statues and buildings and ancient artifacts. When you visit the temple make sure you go upstairs and if the local artist is in he’ll create something specific just for you. 😃
Another site to see would be the Zhujiajiao Water Town, this is an ancient town with waterways similar to the water streets in Venice Italy. You can also see plenty of ancient bridges and old style Chinese residences.
Make sure you check out a show at the Beijing Chaoyang Theater in Shanghai. It’s home to the famous Chinese acrobats. Of they are a traveling production but what better place to see them but IN country.
In addition to being the largest city in China, Shanghai is also the richest and rivals New York and Paris in terms of modernization. It also have one of best night scenes of any other major metropolis.
Make sure you add Shanghai to the hit list for your future travels, you will definitely find some great culture, history and old world charm.
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When I was about 9 years old, my parents took our family on a trip to Disneyland. As a young child, going on my first family vacation that didn’t result in lodging with distant relatives, invoked a plethora of thoughts, feelings and emotions within me.