Shanghai, the most populated city in the world is also one of the fastest growing cities in the world. As with much of China, Shanghai is a city of striking contrasts, a fascinating blend of old and new, East and West, and is regarded as the showpiece of the booming economy of mainland China. Famous for its historic landmarks, parks, arts, and architecture from China's illustrious past, Shanghai is a traveler's dream. As a popular tourist destination, Shanghai Hotels are world class and have a variety of options for travelers.
Shanghai hosts several international conventions, including the Asia-Pacific Regional Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, and World Social Science Forum. Popular convention locations include the Intex Shanghai and the Shanghai International Convention Center.
Shanghai offers dishes from all over the world, but with the amazing local cuisine you are unlikely to try anything else. Guests should try the xiaolongbao at Din Tai Feng, one of The New York Times 10 best restaurants in the world.
Visit the Yuyuan Gardens, the oldest of Shanghai's ancient gardens with Ming and Qing architectural styles, for an absolutely amazing experience.
Shanghai is a shopper's paradise, with almost anything available from crafts to high-end boutiques. Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road are the best places for shopping with a wide variety of stores available.
Soccer, basketball, racing, baseball, and ice hockey are all popular spectator sports in Shanghai. Catch the Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.