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Shanghai is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China. It is the most populous city in the world. The city is located in the Yangtze River Delta and is a global financial centre, a transport hub and the world's busiest container port. Shanghai emerged on the world map as highly-contested shipping and trading city by both Chinese empire and British East India Company in the 19th century. It is now home to oodles of world-class museums and top-notch art galleries like the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum. Shanghai also boasts centuries-old temples, imposing promenade and several visually-appealing parks and gardens.

Things to do in Shanghai

Jade Buddha Temple

Built in 1928, Jade Buddha Temple is home to two Shakyamuni statues that were brought by a Buddhist monk from Burma. This temple is best known for the architecturally-sound Hall of the Kings of Heaven where the statues of the Four Heavenly Kings and two Shakyamuni sculptures are kept and worshipped.

Shanghai's Promenade - The Bund

The Bund is a captivating promenade located along the Huangpujiang River in Shanghai. It displays a fusion of European ambiance with traditional Chinese sights, an effect marked by its numerous old English and French restaurants, boutique stores, galleries, and offices.

Yu Garden

The mid-16th century Yu Garden is a sum of two gardens built across 20,000 square meters in Shanghai. The older one, named the Outer Garden, was recreated in the 18th century. Prime attraction here is the Hall of Spring where the Company of the Little Swords, an armed group of Shaolin fighters used to rule in mid-19th century.

Best Time to Visit Shanghai

Summer season, the months from June to September are the best to book flights from New York City to Shanghai. Travelers can book flights from NYC to SHA during summer season to enjoy famous cultural events like International Children's Day, Dragon Boat Festival, and Army's Day.

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