Shanghai, Hu for short, also known as Shen, is a multi-cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional chinese features. The city has a status equivalent to a province, and reports directly to the central government.
Serving as the largest base of Chinese industrial technology, one of the most important seaports and China's largest commercial and financial center, Shanghai draws the attention of the whole world. Click to read more for facts. For shanghai maps click here
Shanghai is a famous shoppers’ paradise, known for the last couple of centuries as "the Paris of the Orient”.
One can find high-end shopping malls on Nanjing Road and stylish stores on Hengshan Road while interesting stuffs can be expected to see on different night markets and other local markets. Antiques in Dongtai Road attract numerous foreigners.