From the rickety charm of the Old Town to the space-age architecture of Pǔdōng, Shanghai is a city that’s hard to pin down. For first-timers it can be as daunting as the vertigo-inducing views from its skyscrapers and as challenging as trying to eatxiǎolóngbāo (soup dumplings) without ruining your shirt, but with a few tips and a bit of know-how you’ll have Shanghai worked out in no time. Once you’ve shopped and dined your way around the former French Concession, zipped up to the tops of Pǔdōng’s shiny architectural feats, people-watched along the Bund and soaked up the scenery of the Old Town and temples of Jìng’ān, head to some of the more off-the-beaten track neighbourhoods to get a sense of the city’s history and local life. Must-see sights The Bund: The first port of call for most visitors to Shanghai is roaming along the curve of The Bund promenade, with heritage architectural landmarks on one side and some of the city’s best panoramas across the Huangpu River to skyscraper-filled Pudong on the other. The best time to take a wander is in the early morning haze when you’ll catch locals enthusiastically engaging in exercise like no one’s watching, from taichi and … Continue reading First time Shanghai: discovering the best of the city

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The Great Wall of China is the main tourist attraction in the China. China tourism is nothing without this tourist point. It was built by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang in between 220–206 BC. And from that time the Great Wall has on and off been rebuilt, maintained, and enhanced by the Ming Dynasty, At that time several walls were built as early as the 7th century BC The Great Wall is also listed as one of the top Wonder of the World. It was also listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in the year 1987. As the time passes some of the sections of the wall have been disappeared. But still it is one of the most interesting tourist attractions across the world. It’s amazing to visit the Great Wall: Beijing sections: spring or autumn. Jiayu Pass: May to October. Shanhai Pass: summer and early autumn. Most Popular Sections There are several sections to visit, but most recommended section the Mutianyu. If you want to do a serious climbing trip, then Jinshanling to Simatai or Gubeikou are the main sections. Construction of the Wall The construction of the Great Wall is an amazing story. A great power of the soldiers, prisoners and local people was fired in the … Continue reading The Great Wall of China

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