Shanghai is the largest city in China and is the 8th largest in the world. Geographically, Shanghai is situated along the banks of the Yangtze River and is estimated at 5,798 square km. The weather is sub-tropical with monsoons with a climate that is typically humid. It also has a population of around 20 million people and is considered as the most industrialized city in China.
Shanghai has become one of the major cities in the world. It is not only making its presence in the products it exports, but more so in the attractions it offers. What’s with Shanghai that attracts the tourists and continues to be loved by the locals? Though the city does not offer so many famous tourist destinations, it still has something great and unique to offer. Shanghai attractions offer a variety of places that will give one a cultural, traditional, religious, and personal satisfaction.
Shanghai is a very big city. It will take days to tour around the area or even visit the beautiful sites of the city. For one who knows what he likes, he can always make his itinerary a good and suitable one for him. If he’s into culture and tradition, then there are museums and historical spots to go to. If he’s into religion and inspiration, then there temples and houses to visit. If he’s into nature and animals, there are parks and zoos to drop by. If he’s into technology, shopping, and business, then there are skyscrapers, structures, and architectures to look and enter.
Shanghai attractions offer something for everyone, there are nice places for kids, interesting sites for the young ones, and cool places for the adults. Some of the Shanghai attractions that one shouldn’t miss are the Great Wall or the Forbidden City, the Bund, Huangpu River Cruise, and Shanghai Museum. For those who still have time to spare, they can surely visit the other significant areas like the Art Museum, Bank Museum, Circus World, Grand Theater, Discovery Children’s Museum, Municipal History Museum, Natural Wild Insect Kingdom, Ocean Aquarium, Old City Wall, Wild Animal Park, Botanical Gardens, Zoo, Century Park, Confucius Temple, New Heaven and Earth, Jade Buddha Temple, Mosques and Cathedrals, People’s Park or People’s Square, Temples and Churches, and more. One would never have a boring time in Shanghai. There are just so many places to go and may sites to see.
Shanghai attractions definitely give everyone a different kind of satisfaction and fulfillment. It may not be the usual gratification that one gets when traveling, but it is a different level of contentment — that you’ll be wondering why you are longing to visit Shanghai again. Though most of Shanghai attractions are not yet that famous, one day, it is not impossible that people everywhere will visit this beautiful city – with or without its attractions — because it is simply alluring by being just Shanghai. If it is now becoming the world’s hub for investors, then it is no doubt that it will become the world’s destination for tourists, too.
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