Shanghai Travel Guide

Author:ShanghaiPublish:Aug 27, 2015 4:39:12 PM

Shanghai is situated in the Yangtze River delta next to the East China Sea. As one of the largest cities in Asia, Shanghai has rich cultural relics. You can not only experience a modern trip including the Bund, Xintiandi, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and World Financial Center, but also explore an old and ancient journey by visiting the Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Nearby Suzhou and Hangzhou, you can easily visit some ancient water towns in Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces from Shanghai.

In addition, Shanghai starts 72-hour visa free travel in 2013. You can enjoy a short journey without applying for a Chinese travel visa to experience local culture and life. See more on China Travel: Shanghai offers 72 hours visa-free travel

Climate

Spring and autumn are the best time to visit Shanghai because of comfortable weather condition. Shanghai has a subtropical humid monsoon climate. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 4.9 ℃. July and August are the hottest month, and the highest temperature can reach 35 ℃.

Rainy seasons are from mid-June to early July. There are typhoons from the end of August to mid-September. At this time, you need to bring an umbrella or avoid to be over burned by the sun.

Food

Shanghai cuisine, also known as Hu dishes, is sweeter than other cuisines in China. Due to local advantage geography, freshwater and shellfish are the main food in Shanghai. Shanghai food is a combination of traditional Shanghai local food and western food. It also interactively influences the food in the Yangtze River Delta such as Suzhou and Hangzhou.