Shanghai

Shanghai

With twenty-four million people, Shanghai is the largest city in China by population. It is a major financial hub and has the busiest container port in the world. Shanghai is located on the east coast of mainland China. Many Jewish and Russian immigrants came to Shanghai in the early 1900s. Today, Shanghai has about 150,000 registered foreigners. For centuries, Shanghai has been a center of International trade.

Here’s an exquisite, 4-minute time-lapse video of Shanghai. Here’s an adorable 7-minute video of Shanghai street food. This 3-minute video features top-10 places to visit in Shanghai. This 12-minute personal video is a really fun look at Shanghai, with regular people and regular places with a few sights thrown in.

FunFacts about Shanghai: (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of China, the largest city in China by population, and the second most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million as of 2017. It is a global financial centre and transport hub, with the world’s busiest container port. Located in the Yangtze River Delta, it sits on the south edge of the estuary of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the East China coast. (Source)
  • Shanghai’s climate is considered a humid subtropical climate.
  • In 1554, a wall was built around Shanghai to protect the city from Japanese pirate raids.
  • In 1602, the City God Temple was built, in honor of its growing financial importance.
  • British forces occupied Shanghai during the First Opium War (1839–1842).
  • In the 1930s, Shanghai became the primary financial hub of the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Shanghai is the commercial and financial center of China.
  • The Shanghai Stock Exchange is one of the world’s largest.
  • Shanghai geography, quote: The Old City and modern downtown Shanghai are now located in the center of an expanding peninsula between the Yangtze River Delta to the north and Hangzhou Bay to the south, formed by the Yangtze’s natural deposition and by modern land reclamation projects. (Source)
  • The Bund is a famous waterfront section of Shanghai with many historic buildings nearby and a view to the city’s beautiful skyline.
  • Shanghai has 157 parks.
  • Chinese cinema originated in Shanghai.
  • Shanghai Disneyland opened in 2016.

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29 thoughts on “Shanghai

  1. i haven’t visited Shanghai before, but I’d like to see the historic buildings in person one day. Trying out the street food would be a priority, too!

  2. I love the time lapse video. I love seeing all the light/building at night. Beautiful country. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Enjoyed all the pictures and love how the old is mixed with the new. Beautiful country but there are others that I would visit first. AZ

  4. Hi, Everyone,
    I really enjoyed hunting for the videos and finding ones I wanted to include on this blog. I especially enjoyed the one where the young man is traveling so he can get to know the world. His eyes are lit up frequently with the wonder of being in Shanghai and having a Chinese hostel-mate show him the sights. It was also fun seeing Chinese people out-and-about, just living their lives. I think that’s what I enjoy most about the personal videos. You have a better chance of seeing the real place, in this case Shanghai.

    Hugs,
    Caris,
    Buckeye, Arizona USA

  5. What a fascinating place! I’d really love to go there just to experience a fraction of everything available. Of course, as an admittedly total Disney fan, I’d put Disneyland Shanghai on my list of to-do’s.

  6. I’ve always been of two minds about visiting there. Obviously a beautiful place to see, but have heard can be dangerous as well.

  7. Would love to visit China! My youngest grand daughter is from China. Our son and DIL adopted her when she was 18 mo. old. She is now seven!!!!! She is amazing!!!!!

  8. Beautiful pictures!! It’s such a lovely place!! Too congested for me to actually visit, but these pics are just perfect!!

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