Local Guide

Once termed the `Paris of the East', Shanghai is the largest financial and commercial centre in China. The Huangpu River separates west (Puxi) and east (Pudong) Shanghai, with the historic Bund promenade on one side and the futuristic Pudong New Area and The Oriental Pearl TV Tower on the other.

The downtown area contains landmarks such as the Yu Gardens and Shanghai Museum, while People’s Square and the Shanghai Grand Theatre is the focus of the city’s cultural and entertainment scene. Stroll along the tree-shaded streets of the former French Concession to see European-style villas; then stop in Xintiandi, converted from Shikumen-style residential blocks and now filled with restaurants, boutiques, cafes and bars.

Local Events

shanghai tourism festival

Shanghai Tourism Festival

8 Sep

The Shanghai Tourism Festival was founded in 1990. The annual event is held for almost one month in Autumn with various activities, including a float parade, souvenir exhibition, dining festival, shopping festival, fireworks displays, with each district adding their own activities for the festival.

shanghai international film festival

Shanghai International Film Festival

1 Jun

The Shanghai International Film/TV Festival was initiated in 1993, with the purpose of promoting mutual understanding and ties among countries and regions worldwide, enhancing the art of film & TV and boosting the development of the industry. It is held once every two years.


Formula One - Shanghai Racing

1 Apr

The Chinese Grand Prix is a round in the Formula One World Championship. It is currently held at the Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai. When completed in 2004, it was the most expensive Formula One circuit facility, costing $240 million. The track is 5.451 km long.




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