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Shangai, the most populous and most developed city in China, has been the most important trade centre in Asia by the early 20th century and stayed important ever since.


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Shanghai Weather / Climate Chart (temperature, precipitation)

Weather / Climate Chart, Shanghai
Yearly temperature and rain chart showing the best travel times and seasons for Shanghai.


best time to visit: spring, autumn
rainy season:  June - September
average humidity: 74 %
annual rainfall: 1100 mm
average elevation: 6 m


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Wikipedia - Shanghai

Nanjing Road, Shanghai
The pedestrian-only Nanjing Road

Shanghai (Chinese: 上 海]; Mandarin pronunciation: [ʂɑŋ˥˩xaɪ̯˩˧]) is the most populous city in China and one of the most populous cities in the world. A global city, Shanghai exerts influence over global commerce, finance, culture, art, fashion, research and entertainment. The city is located at the middle part of the coast of mainland China, it sits at the mouth of the Yangtze. The city is a tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as the Bund and City God Temple, and its modern and ever-expanding Pudong skyline including the Oriental Pearl Tower. Today, Shanghai is the largest center of commerce and finance in mainland China, and has been described as the "showpiece" of the world's fastest-growing major economy. ... read more

Wikitravel - Shanghai

skyline of Pudong
skyline of Pudong

Shanghai (上海 Shànghǎi), with a population of more than 18 million (with over 5.8 million migrants), is the largest and most developed city in China.
Shanghai was the largest and most prosperous city in the Far East already during the 1930's, and has remained the most developed city in mainland China. In the past 20 years Shanghai has again become an attractive city for tourists from all over the world. The world will once again have its eyes on the city when it hosts the 2010 World's Expo , where nearly 200 countries and 70 million visitors are expected. ... read more

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