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
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.
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.