Shanghai, China's largest city, is located on the East China coast just to the south of
the mouth of the Yantze River. With the province of Jiangsu to the north and Zhejiang to the
south, it is the center of economy, trade, technology, culture and communications in China.
Meanwhile, it is a well-known cultural and historical city with a 6,000 year-old history.
Its total area is 6,184 sq. km of which 340 sq. km constitute the city proper. Its total
population is. Shanghai has developed into an important base in China's industry, foreign
trade, science and technology, as well as a center of culture and education in the country.
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An Evening Stroll....
The Bund is a section of riverfront along the Huangpu river in Shanghai which until the
early 1800's was undeveloped. The British set up their consulate and other buildings there
after the Opium War. In the early 1900's the Bund sprouted up with buildings designed by
architects from Britain, France, China, America, Russia, Japan, and others including Jews
from various countries. The Bund is a record of architecture of the times from around the
world, and many of its buildings were the best in Asia for their time.
click Here for an unteractive view of the Bund.
Living in the lap of luxury, the Shanghai Peace Hotel.
The infamous Sassoon House was completed in 1929 and reached a towering 77 meters.
The fourth to seventh floors were occupied by the Cathay Hotel. In the 1930's, this art deco
palace was known as the "most sumptuous house in the Far East." In 1956, Sassoon House was renamed the Peace Hotel. It's still in operation and a popular
tourist site, if only to hear China's oldest Dixieland jazz band.