Introduction to Shanghai• Shanghai is the biggest city and the commercial and financial center of China, with a land area of 6,340 square kilometers and a population of 20 million people.• As China s most populous metropolis, Shanghai has been snoozing for the past few decades. Now, it is more alive than ever. It is an entrepreneur city of 2010 World Expo.• Also, Shanghai is a popular tour city with many unique sights such as the Lujiazui financial center, the Bund, Shanghai World Financial Center and so on.
• Geography & History of Shanghai• Top Five Attractions in Shanghai• Shanghai Local Food & Snack
History of Shanghai• take shape during the Songze Culture, approximately 5,000 years ago.• first officially named as Shanghai during the Song Dynasty, when it began to rise as a trading port.• became a foreign concession after Opium War in 1843.
• proclaimed as a special municipality because of its significance to the economy of the Republic of China in 1927.• the foreign concessions in Shanghai were returned to China in 1945 after Anti-Japanese War.• liberated from Kuomingtang(Nationalist Party) rule on May 27th ,1949 and CCP controlled the city.• commercial revival took place in Shanghai with the advent of Deng Xiaopengs open door policy in 1978
Crab (Da Zha Xie) 大闸蟹The best way to enjoy them issteamed and dipped in vinegarwith ginger powder.
Nanxiang Steamed Stuffed Buns (Nanxiang Xiaolongbao)Famous for its thin wrapper,hearty flavor, and tender meat
Fried Stuffed Buns (Sheng Jian Bao)renowned for its crispy crust, generousmeat stuffing, and rich juice.
Xie Ke Huang (Crab Shell Yellow)The stuffed pancakes look like a boiledcrab shells—hence the name.
Five-spiced Beans (Wuxiangdou)Five-spiced beans are made from locally grown beans flavored withfennel, cinnamon, salt, cream and much more. A slightly sweet tasteand a delicate aftertaste.
Conclusion• Shanghai is a fascinating mix of modern metropolis and traditional Chinese features.• Its historical and modern landmarks, ever-expanding skylines and gorgeous night view create lingering scenes. The lively markets and old streets are well worth exploring. The surrounding water towns like Zhujiajiao offer history and leisure. The delicious local snacks are also well worth tasting.• That is Shanghai, a fascinating and wonderful city. Shanghai welcomes you!