Hong Kong and Shanghai are the fresh faces of China, strongly influenced by Europe, acts as gateways to the Far East. These two cites allow you to experience Chinese culture in more familiar surroundings. Non-stop flight time to Shanghai from HK is 2 hours and 10 minutes. The total distance from Hong Kong to Shanghai is 1260 kilometre. Shanghai is situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, and it is a highly influential economic, financial, cultural, and international trade centre in East China.
Although it is a modern city, its multicultural flair endows it with a unique glamour. You can find here the perfect blend of contemporary, traditional, western, and Asian cultures. Chinese traditions and western customs with old Shikumen and latest skyscraper intertwined and form an entirely new culture for this city.
For eastern China, Shanghai serves a critical road, rail, air, and water transport hub. Its fast and frequent trains, buses, and flights make your travel a breeze. Although traffic jams are occasionally frequent, these transport facilities can take you to any part of the city.
From April to May and then in late September to October, is the most comfortable temperature in Shanghai. Humidity remains lower than during the summer months, and rain is less likely. While the initial days of May and the first week of October are national breaks.
Shanghai nights are fascinating for night lovers. The sparkling coloured lights at night give a more enchanting adorned look to the extraordinarily futuristic skyscrapers on the east bank, characteristic buildings on the west bank, and the rippling Huangpu River. The Bund and night cruise at Huangpu River are must for visitors. To delight, your taste of art Oriental art centre and the Grand Theater are the places to visit must. Need to do fun and want to get relax than the variety of discos, clubs, and bars at Xin Tian Di and Hengshan Road is available to entertain you.
Food and dinning:
Shanghai has the most beautiful restaurants in the country that offer quality food with superior services. Focusing on the traditions of Hunan, Beijing, Guangzhou, Sichuan, and local dishes Shanghai has a plethora of food delights. Shanghai is well known for its shellfish and freshwater fish dishes with the addition of steamed crab. There is no need to get homesick for western food because it is also available in the downtown area.
Classical garden of Suzhou:
Suzhou was a formerly prosperous trading town and once it was dotted with more than 200 private gardens and that is why it nicknamed as ‘’the garden city’’. Today, there are only 69 remaining and eight are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These beautiful gardens are naturally landscaped with traditional bridges, rockeries, sculptures, and koi ponds.
Shanghai is also well known as ‘’Oriental Paris’’, and indeed it is shopper’s paradise. The shopaholics can find various bustling streets and shopping centres here according to their distinct taste. For visitors with modern and fashionable taste, the Nanjing Road is best, and for ordinary folks North Sichuan Roads is perfect.