Shanghai, the host of the 2010 World Expo, is the largest city in China and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. An open city on the coast and a famous historical and cultural city, Shanghai is a gateway to the Yangtze River delta. It is a municipality of the largest economic and trade center, a comprehensive industrial base and the leading port in China.
In recent years, the urban landscape of Shanghai has been greatly shaped by the construction of numerous modern buildings such as Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai Science & Technology Museum. All these modern buildings have now become new scenic spots of Shanghai. Colourful festivities, such as the Shanghai Tourism Festival and the Shanghai China International Art Festival, have attracted an increasing number of tourists, both domestic and overseas.
Shanghai is also a paradise for gourmets, with over 1,000 restaurants serving the 16 different styles of food in China. There are also western restaurants serving French, Russian, Italian, English, German, Japanese and Indian food, as well as Muslim and vegetarian food. In Shanghai, one can taste all the delicacies of the world.
Shanghai has two international airports, Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport. Shanghai has opened connections with nearly two hundred cities, half domestic ones and half international and regional ones. Direct flights provide the city with connections to dozens of international air terminals such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, Bangkok, Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, London, Moscow, Rome as well as regional links with Hong Kong and Macau.
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