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Shanghai: the most modern city in China

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Shanghai has always been one of the most important cultural and intellectual cities in China, but what makes this city unique is the fact that he developed in an incredible way in recent decades to become the third largest financial center in the world and the most important commercial city of China and all the Far East. The city is located in a strategic position on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta, near the East China Sea, is one of the largest metropolises in the world and its metropolitan area has a population of over 23 million inhabitants. Its port is one of the most important in the Far East.

The skyscrapers of Shanghai and its modern appearance is the symbol of the economic development of China, Shanghai today is a multi-cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features. Shanghai is today the symbol of the tumultuous development of modern China full of contrasts but projected towards constant and frenetic development. The city is equipped with important and modern infrastructures with a public transport network also equipped with a modern underground.

The modern city has three key areas of interest for the visitor: tourist, business and shopping all these activities are centered on People Square and along the Huangpu River. The city’s cultural center with its public activities and community facilities and entertainment tourism is concentrated at Mt Sheshan, Chongming Island, lake Dingshan and Shenshuigang.


The city of Shanghai has two main airports. Shanghai Pudong International Airport is the most important airport in the city and is the one where most international flights arrive. The smaller Hongqiao Airport is the airport where domestic flights arrive almost exclusively. The new Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located in the eastern part of the Pudong district of Shanghai about 30 km east of the city center.

The climate of Shanghai.



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