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The city of Shanghai – a vast megapolis with a rich history, full of places of interest to travelers. The many attractions of this city provide an accurate picture of Chinas rich history. One such place is the Shrine of the Lord Buddha, built in the early 20th century, easily recognizable by its brightly colored shawl walls. The main object of reverence in the temple is a statue of the Buddha made of white nephrite, which, according to tradition, was brought from Burma by a monk in 1882. In addition to this, the great hall of the temple has three painted statues of the Buddha, and in the other rooms there are stands of the «Docratic Protectors; – the Gods of a frightening kind. The walls of the temple are adorned by seven thousand Buddhist shrines.

Another of the citys many attractions is the Shanghai Television Tower – &Laquo;The Jewel of the East. Standing on the waterfront, it is one of the tallest TV towers in Asia, at 453 meters high, with a viewing platform 263 meters high, offering a magnificent panorama of the city.

Besides, the most ancient and most ancient monastery in Shanghai &ndash is a must-see; The Monastery of Lóóngüasa, which is the site of the seven-story, seven-story, stone and wood Lóngüasa Pagoda, built in 242.

The main square of Shanghai is the Peoples Square. It is home to the Grand Theatre of Shanghai, the Civil Engineering Committee, the City of Shanghai, and the Museum, which has a special attraction because of its architectural structure. The Shanghai Museum – is an iconic building, designed in the form of a huge urn and housing several galleries with exhibits on a variety of art fields.

Even more interesting is the Cathedral of St. Ignatius, built in 1847 by the Society of Jesus. It is an active church with two fifty-five-meter bells.

Besides, Shanghai is interesting because it is the only city in Asia to have a monument to Pushkin.

The coastal city of China – it is the best place for an evening stroll. It offers a great view of Pudon – «Future City; which is also known as Chinas Wall Street.

When you visit the Shanghai Park, you can see over fifty species of animals such as Chinese tigers, giant pandas, and rare monkeys among the fifty or so species that are rare in China.

Which has a well-developed public transport infrastructure of more than a thousand lines. The most popular of these is buses. They are divided into two types – those with and without refrigerators. Its cheaper to ride the bus without a codec.

Shooping in Shanghai is best done on one of the many shopping streets. The busiest and most lively is Nankin Street. It is prohibited for traffic, and there are many boutiques and shops. The six-kilometer-long Huaihailu Street is also a huge marketplace, where you can get a great deal off the price of a good item if you make a purchase. If you dont like the markets hustle and bustle, shop on the calm and quiet Sychuan Street, where you can pick up everything you need at fully affordable prices. In addition, there are entire specialized streets, such as Fouzhoulu Street, where books and books can be purchased, and Jiangyinchouzui &ndash, where goods can be purchased on the specialized streets of Duntailu and Lühulu; is a bird and flower market.

Besides, Shanghai is Chinas nightlife and entertainment center, with some of the worlds most renowned and trendy DJs trying to get into its nightclubs.

100 USD = 730.04 CNY

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  • Air quality: 87 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 24,000,000 people
  • Population density: busy: 9x9m 81m per person
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Shanghai is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Unicom
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Smart Shanghai
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best coffee 24/7: Cafe 85C
  • Best coffee: Baker &amp Spice
  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best coworking space: Sandbox3 free
  • Best hospital: ParkWay Health China
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Spring
  • Best intl air carrier: Air China
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1500
  • Monthly costs for family: $3600
  • Monthly costs for local: $1050
  • Meal: $5.5
  • Small Cola: $1
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $4

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