Location: East China, Central Coast
Population: 24 million
Shanghai is China's second capital city and, because of this, because of this, is the country's centre of innovation and progress. The city is home to some of the most diverse elements of Chinese culture, as well as being the epitome of modern China; meaning residents have access to incredible cultural finds and all the conveniences of living in a modern city.
PLACES TO GO
The Bund: a waterfront area in the centre of the city filled with restaurants, shopping malls, entertainment centres and more.
Shanghai Museum: founded in 1992, the museum is home to thousands of cultural artefacts and art exploring China's rich history.
Yu (Yuyuan) Garden: also known as 'the garden of happiness', a stunning collection of ornate gardens and rest areas.
City Temple of Shanghai: a beautiful temple honouring the City Gods of Shanghai.
THINGS TO EAT
Shanghai's cuisine is part of Benbang cuisine and celebrates the colours, aromas, and tastes of each ingredient in a rich, spicy fashion.
Some well-known dishes include: Shanghai Hairy Crab, Lion's Head, and Spring Noodle Soup.