Have Fun in/around Shanghai
Shanghai is located at the middle of the mainland's coastline and the outlet of the Yangtze River into the sea in east China. The whole city has an area of 6340 square kilometers and a permanent population of 23.02 million while it sees a large moving population of over 2.5 million daily. Shanghai is one of the four municipalities directly administrated under the central government. It is not only the second largest city in China but also one of the most important economic, financial, shipping and cultural centers in Asia. As a business center between east and west, it became a multinational hub of finance and business by the 1930s. This city is a tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as the Bund and City God Temple, and its modern and ever-expanding Pudong skyline including the Oriental Pearl Tower. Nowadays, Shanghai whose nickname is “Paris of the Orient” or “Pearl of China”, has been described as the "showpiece" of the world's fastest-growing major economy. The city consistently attracts investment and is seen as an ideal venue for business gatherings. Shanghai has fostered a comprehensive transportation network that incorporates land, sea, air travel as well as a convenient urban transportation system. More than 300 airlines serve the city, providing direct flights to more than 20 countries and regions. Visitors to Shanghai are possibly dazzled by the modern metropolis and gateway to a developing China, and able to immerse themselves in the unique Shanghai culture, a combination of Chinese and Western elements. From 1982 onwards, the overseas tourists hosted in Shanghai have witnessed a number of over one million every year while the domestic tourists have seen a yearly average of more than tens of millions. In future, Shanghai is definitely going to be a city featuring sightseeing tours as a trend in the development of tourism.
*Shanghai Tour Packages
Globally people take the Silk Road as starting in Chang'an (today's Xi'an City) and ending in Rome. Within China's boundary, there are three overland branches as the following. The northern route via Tianshan Mountain in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Prefecture begins at Chang'an, passing through Dunhuang, Hami, Urumqi and Ili to the destination Rome. While the other northern route not crossing over Tianshan Mountain goes from Xi'an, Dunhuang, Hami, Turpan, Korla, Kuqa, Aksu, Kashgar, Pamirs Plateau to Central Asia. The southern route of Silk Road starts also from Chang’an, and then crosses over Kroraina (Loulan Ancient City), Niya, Hotan, Kashgar, Pamirs Plateau to Central Asia. Traveling along the Silk Road, to follow the footprint of Marco Polo and search for spiritual freedom...