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Shanghai is the most populous city in China, and probably the whole world, it is a global financial and transport centre with the world's busiest container port. The city located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, bounded to the east by the East China Sea.
From the 19th century, Shanghai experienced huge development due to its favourable port location and well recognized economic potential. Nowadays, the city has flourished as a center of shipping and trading of China. Shanghai is also a city where traditional Chinese culture was perfectly blended with western industrial civilization, leading to the very special regional culture of the new Shanghai.
Nearly 100 airways from all over the world to Shanghai have been established, and from here, you can reach over 20 province of China by high-speed train. During your stay in the city, the 14 metro lines with 366 stations which covered a total length of 617 kilometers can take you to almost every corner of Shanghai.
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The Bund is a waterfront area (1.5 km long) located on the west bank of Huangpu River, it is regarded as an icon of the past 100-year-history of Shanghai. The most famous sight here is the 26 buildings with verying architectural styles on the west side of the Bund, and from here, vistors can see a full-range picture of skyscrapers across the river.
Yu Garden is a famous classical garden which was built in 1577. The garden occupies an area of only 20,000 square meters, but full of attractions. There are six main scenic areas in the garden: Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and the Inner Garden. Each area features several scenic spots within its borders.
The Longhua Temple is a Buddhist Temple First built in 242 AD, it is the oldest temple in Shanghai for its long history of over 1700 years. Because of the several destructions by wars, most of the buildings are reconstructed, however, all of them preserved the ancient building style of Song dynasty. It is also the largest temple in Shanghai, occupies an area of over 20,000 square meters with building areas of ~5,000 square meters.