Shanghai travel guide

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This former colonial city of 18 million people is now home to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of high-rise construction cranes, and its frantic pace mirrors the spirit of modernization that has swept through all of China. Highlights of this metropolis include Xu Jia Hui, China’s answer to Times Square, where neon lights, shopping malls, and restaurants all compete for the attention of passersby. For more glitz, follow the glare of Nanjing Lu all the way to the west bank of the Huangpu River and its historic Bund waterfront. Far removed from the financial centers and skyscrapers, tourists can glimpse the country’s past by visiting some of Shanghai’s many temples, teahouses, and public gardens. The expatriate community is centered in the French Concession, a scenic quarter where 19th-century European architecture now houses upscale bars, restaurants, and boutiques. Public transportation is plentiful, and buses display numbers that are legible to westerners

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  • An awesome place to visit
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  • It makes a difference whether you are here as a tourist or an expat. But it's definitely an exciting city.
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  • so beautify
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  • the city!
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  • This city feels completely new - and it is!
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  • view on the world will change!
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  • I love this city... Putong view is just amazing during night! Modern, high, loud which also includs a little bit of European culture!
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  • Shanghai - great city.
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