The word "Shanghai" represents not only a city, but also a symbol. It symbolizes fashion, progress, step, charm, speed & hellip; change and changelessness interweave the rising international metropolis. The former Shikumen building has become a popular element and brand today; the vicissitudes across the river have been replaced by maglev and the most international airport today; the former horse racing ground has become a park today, who would have thought that the curved wusheng road is a turning point of the horse road a hundred years ago. What remains unchanged is that for more than 100 years, Shanghai has been the center of Chinese commerce, the gathering place of wealth, and the most closely connected link with the world. So, when is the best time to travel in Shanghai?
Nanjing Road and Bund: signs of Shanghai and Shanghai's business, lively during the day, more lively at night.
People's Square: the absolute center of Shanghai, from here you can easily reach any scenic spot in Shanghai.
Huaihai Road and Xujiahui: the former is recognized as the most beautiful, modern, tone and sentiment street in Shanghai. The latter is inclusive and somewhat like Zhongguancun in Beijing.
Pudong New Area: a new area rising from the ground represents the most modern and avant-garde Shanghai.
Best travel time
As a cosmopolitan city, Shanghai does not have strict seasonal restrictions, but every spring (March to May), Shanghai Qingpu plum blossom, Fengxian rape flower, Pudong peach blossom and Songjiang bamboo shoots open for the second time, which is very beautiful.
Autumn (September November) is the best time to taste hairy crabs. The so-called "autumn wind rings, and the feet of crabs itch". At this time, hairy crabs have yellow feet, thick crab fat, and beautiful crab meat, which makes people salivate.
In July and August, the temperature in Shanghai is relatively high, and the air humidity is high, so it is not suitable for outdoor sports; in January and February, the winter is the coldest season in Shanghai, so you should pay attention to cold prevention and warmth preservation; in June and July, the plum rain season in Shanghai, you should take rain gear when you go out.
Although Shanghai has been a town since the third year of Xianchun in the Southern Song Dynasty (1267 AD) and a city since the thirty second year of Jiajing (1553 AD), what really left a strong color in Chinese history was after 1843, when Shanghai was forced to officially open a port due to the Opium War.
After Shanghai was forced to open a port, imperialist powers invaded Shanghai one after another. They competed to set up concessions in Shanghai and built a large number of houses, buildings and facilities, among which the buildings of the world on the Bund and the people's Park, which used to be the place of horse racing, were the representatives. For more than a century, Shanghai has become a paradise for foreign invaders.
In July 1921, the Communist Party of China was secretly established in the French concession in Shanghai, and the first Congress of the Communist Party of China was held at the site of today's "first congress" of the Communist Party of China. The May 30 Movement broke out in 1925, and the armed struggle of the Chinese people began. In 1937, the battle broke out in Songhu, and the people of Shanghai were dragged into the vortex of the war. Shanghai was liberated on May 27, 1949.
After entering the 1990s, Shanghai has become the most important economic, financial and Trade Center in China. In 1993, the development and opening up of Pudong accelerated the speed of urban development. Now it has become a national economic center and an international financial center. The 2010 World Expo will be held in Shanghai.