China is a fascinating country with incredible sites and attractions. Here, the landscape is as beautiful as its people and where its culture has lasted through the centuries.
This is still a country of mystery, as many of its historical secrets are yet to be uncovered. The People's Republic of China is communist, yes, but Shanghai is surprisingly dynamic and modern, with great shopping, nightlife, entertainment, and some of the best hotels in Asia. It's no surprise that this is the most populated country in the world, with several language dialects, traditions, and pastimes. It's a culture that's warm and open, and very curious about Western visitors. Shanghai is located in central China on the East China Sea and is the country's most famous port city. Its history is short, but very exciting.By the 19th century, this once-small fishing village became the main importation point for drug trafficking and opium dens were a way of life.
When China lost the First Opium War to the British, the British established a concession occupying Shanghai and opened the port to foreign trade in 1843. Tea and silk went out, opium still came in. This is such an amazing city. It has cutting-edge Architecture and transportation, but it's also a great place to get a feel for ancient China and its people.
The history, the sites, the shopping. While it has all the modern amenities--great hotels, great restaurants--but here, the Chinese culture, it's right in your face, and that's what you come here to see.