Much has been heard of Shanghai one of the commercial centres in the east, it has been prominent in numerous literatures, movies… it has skyline that touches cloud and alleyways which exudes local charm, its mouth watering food offers a range from east and west, especially their between.
Initially, a fishing village, it emerged in the 5th century at the end of River Huang Pu. Only in the 12th century did become a market town. One of the first landmarks Jin’an Temple was built, it still holds the prestige for bringing worshippers around the country into its prime location.
Shanghai saw itself on the front line of China’s political landscape changes. It embraced cultural diversity back in the 19th and the early 20th centuries. Much of the architectural legacy of that period is dotted around the city, some have become the main attractions of this great metropolis: the Bund (the river bank), French Concession, Wills’ Bridge (Waibaidu Bridge), St. Ignatius Cathedral, Sassoon House (Peace Hotel) and the location of the 1st Communist Party conference ( Xin Tian Di) …
Time in the deep mid 20th century had not washed away its pride as a city, or, from its people, whilst China was alienated from the rest of the world. Its confidence was never left. Again, It thrives, as China is becoming one big economic powerhouse.
Today, Shanghai population is about 24 million people. It has the longest underground lines in the world, it is a place with the busiest traffic. And it is still growing…
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