This is Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest city in China, and one of the largest cities in the world!

Shanghai contributes greatly to the whole nation’s economic structure and the development of society. Shanghai economy now generates about eight percent of China's gross industrial output value, ten percent of its ports' cargo-throughput, and one quarter of the total value of the country's imports and exports. It is widely acknowledged as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of China. Shanghai has an extensive transport system. Shanghai Metro rapid-transit system and elevated light metro has 15 lines and extends to every core urban district as well as neighboring suburban districts. Based on the developed economy and sound infrastructure, Shanghai has hosted many global events and meetings, such as the Expo 2010, First World Expo Forum for Development and International Cooperation, The International 9.

Three key attractions of interest to visitors: sightseeing, business potentials and entertainment.

There are numerous business centers and shopping malls located in the People's Square and along the Huangpu River. Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as the Bund, City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, as well as the extensive and growing Pudong skylines. Besides this, as part of the Expo 2010, a large amount of cultural infrastructure was created, including Shanghai Art Museum, the Power Station of Art, the World Expo Museum, Culture Square. In the past years, Shanghai has been widely recognized as a new influence and inspiration for cyberpunk culture. Futuristic buildings such as the Oriental Pearl Tower and the neon-illuminated Yan'an Elevated Road are a few examples that have helped to boost Shanghai's cyberpunk image.

Surrounding Tourist Attractions

Sheshan National Forest Park (佘山国家森林公园)

Located in southwest Shanghai Songjiang, which is the birthplace of the city's history and culture, Sheshan National Forest Park has unique natural views and cultural interest. It is rated as one of the first AAAA tourism sites by the National Tourism Administration. It has four tourism sites: East Sheshan Park, West Sheshan Park, Tianmashan (Heaven Horse Mountain) Park, and Xiaokunshan Park. The Church of Our Lady of Sheshan is the biggest church in Southeast Asia as well as the landmark architecture of Sheshan Mountain. The Sheshan Observatory is one of the earliest and largest observatories in China. The Seismographic Station is one of the earliest institutes for earthquake research. The tower on the hillside is also one of the famous historic monuments of Sheshan Mountain. Tianmashan (Heaven Horse Mountain) is in the southeast section of Sheshan Mountain and is the largest and highest peak of Sheshan. As a whole, it looks like a heavenly horse about to fly, so it is called Tianma Shan (Heaven Horse Mountain). In ancient times, Tianma Shan was a Buddhist resort and worshippers came to offer incense to Buddha, so it is also named 'Shaoxiang (burning incense) Mountain'. Huzhu Pagoda on Tianmashan has a history of more than 900 years and is tilted at an angle of 6°51′52″, which surpasses the Leaning Tower of Pisa and makes it a wonderful site in Shanghai.

Chenshan Botanical Garden(辰山植物园)

Chenshan Botanical Garden is a comprehensive botanical garden integrating scientific research, popular science and sightseeing. Chenshan Botanical Garden has the largest exhibition greenhouse(展览温室) in Asia, among which the Desert Botanical Garden(沙生植物馆) is the largest indoor psammophytes exhibition hall(沙生植物展览馆) in the world. The entire greenhouse group is ingeniously designed and uniquely landscaped, making it an unforgettable attraction in Shanghai.

The Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland(深坑酒店,上海佘山世贸洲际酒店)

Abandoned quarries are a major threat to life and the environment worldwide. However, China has shown the world a spectacular sight – “They built the most luxurious hotels in an abandoned quarry”. The hotel is located 88 meters underground, with only two of its 18 floors above the horizon level, while the two lowest floors are submerged in the lakes of the quarry. Due to its advanced architectural design, it was nominated by National Geographic Channel's MegaStructures series as one of the world's architectural wonders. The design was shortlisted for an award at the World Architecture Festival in 2009.

Guangfulin Culture (广富林)

About 6,000 years ago, the indigenous people of Songjiang thrived in Guangfulin. By 4000 years ago, the first batch of immigrants from the Yellow River Basin came to this place to create the Guangfulin culture together with the aborigines. The Guangfulin site has thus become the "root of Shanghai's historical culture." The Guangfulin site was discovered in 1958. It was excavated in 1961. The official excavation work has continued since 1999. The total area of the excavation has reached more than 40,000 square meters, making it the largest archaeological project in Shanghai's archaeological history. The new discovery of the original cultural archaeology of the Guangfulin site in Songjiang sensationalized the archaeological community. The new archaeological culture was named after the discovery of the Guangfulin site, and the "Guangfulin Culture" was added to fill the historical gap between "Liangzhu Culture" and "Maqiao Culture".

Square Pagoda(方塔园)

The Square Pagoda is a garden in Songjiang Ancient City with the theme of viewing historical relics. The whole park covers an area of 182 mu. The site was originally the downtown area of Guhua Pavilion in the Tang and Song Dynasties. There are Aimin Street in the east and Sangong Street in the west. It is not only the gathering place of ancient literati, but also the epitome of Songjiang ruins. The wall in the garden is the oldest, most exquisite and best-preserved large-scale brick carving art treasures in Shanghai and even the whole country is the crystallization of the wisdom of the ancient Han people.