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Shanghai, Blend of East and West
The creative part of the Chinese culture
Shanghai is one of the most incredible cities not just in Asia, but in the world, once you will get to the renewed miracle, you will fall in love with it immediately. The metropolis has become the center of the culture and science,technology, situated on the estuary of the Yangtze River. Shanghai starts to draw more and more attention from the rest of the world.
Even if all the credit of great culture of China takes Beijing, Shanghai is the creative part of the Chinese culture, with countless art galleries, art scenes and wild nightlife, some of the best noodle places in the town will let you watch the chaos pass by, Shanghai will give you a neverending positive energy.
Shanghai as any other city wasn't built in a day, it took a bit more longer, before the famous skyscrapers there was nothing but farmland on the other side of the river, they planned to build it unique, so they did. Dont get too excited running to the highest building of the city, stay also at the ground level and appreciate the Jesuit cathedrals and Jewish synagogues, some of the most unique Buddhist temples of all times...You will soon notice that Shanghai’s architectural heritage is like no other in the world.
Once you are in this busy metropolis, don't miss the exquisite Asian food, Shanghai boasts one the best cuisines, the region of the Yangtze abounds in a selection of freshwater fish and shellfish, so many restaurants will serve a fresh dishes that are delicately seasoned. Shanghai is still a new city in China, so it doesn't really have its own cuisine, but very successfully refines all the work of surrounding provinces.
Remember that Chinese sweets are not really common for the rest of the world, most of those are made of rise kind of jelly, but specially in Shanghai people have a sweet tooth, so rice cakes are pretty popular in here. People in here get more active at the end of the working day, when they head to the best restaurants and start to juggle with their chopsticks...celebrating their business deals and catching up with their friends.