What You Should Know When Traveling To Shanghai

Shanghai is China’s second city with a large population.  It has been nicknamed “The Pearl Of The Orient”.  Shanghai is also the place where a lot of business including financial, is transacted.  Shanghai also has a port that brims with activity.  Unlike Hong Kong, you won’t find a lot of cultural areas here.  Even with that, you can still find things to do and places to go here.  Shanghai has a lot of shops and places to eat.

The city of Shanghai is located on the Huang Pu River.  This River is located in the central-eastern area of the country.  Since it is considered a city located on the coastal area, the level consists of flat and low lands.

In Chinese, Shanghai means “on the sea”.  Shanghai is bordered on the East China Sea and the Hangzhous Bay on the west and the south ends.  It is also split by the Huang Pu River and has two sections, Puxi and Pudong.  Puxi is located on the west side of the river and Pudong is located on the east side of the river.  In Puxi, you will find older buildings that have been there for years.  In Pudong, you will find new construction to include taller buildings.

There are several things that you will be able to see from a distance when you’re viewing them from either side.

The population of Shanghai is said to be around 17 million.  Of course, that’s not a definite figure because you have to factor in those that come to look for employment.  You will find that getting into China via Shanghai is easier than you thought.  You will find lots of airplanes flying in and out of this area each day.

As far as the weather is concerned, you have your revolving seasons.  The summer season is the longest, starting in April and continuing through September or October.  During the fall season, which is from September to November, is short and is one of the driest seasons in Shanghai.  The winter season in Shanghai, which is from January to March, provides cold air, but not much else.  You will hardly find snow in this area of China.

The best time to visit Shanghai is in the fall.  If you come during the spring season, you may have to encounter lots of rain or additional cold weather.  You can try coming between April and May, when the weather is acceptable.  You will get a chance to see the plants and flowers grow.

The trees start to branch out.  If you decide to come during the fall season, you will be in the midst of a warm climate and the skies will still be clear.  You’ll get a chance to bask in the warmth of fall and you probably wont’ encounter any rain.

Whenever you do decide to come to Shanghai, you may want to bring a raincoat and umbrella in the event you get caught in a shower.  Also, bring some walking shoes if you’re interested in touring some of the old historic buildings in Shanghai.

Whatever you decide to do, you will not have a chance to waste time on this trip.

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