Shanghai is the largest city in the world, with a population of over 23 million inhabitants. The city is located in the middle of China's east coast at the mouth of the mighty Yangtze River. Shanghai is a booming tourist destination, famous for its many historical landmarks such as The City God Temple, The Bund and Yuyuan Garden. The impressive Lujiazui skyline is widely regarded as one of the most breathtaking views in the world. Shanghai is often described as a "showpiece" city, representative of China's successful economy. The city is home to many important museums, including The Shanghai Museum of Art and History which houses one of the most extensive collections of Chinese artefacts in the world. Shanghai is also well known for its many parks and green spaces such as Dongping National Forest Park which covers an area of 3.55 km².
Shanghai is a huge city and has a range of accommodation to match. There are many boutique, four and five star hotels and even more mid-range options. An increasing number of serviced apartments are also entering the market. Many hotels offer meeting facilities. Prices tend to increase with proximity to the centre of the city but it is well worth paying a premium to be closer to the many attractions of this unique destination.
Shanghai is home to a comprehensive public transport system, largely based on buses, metros and taxis. Payment for all of these can be made using a Shanghai Public Transportation Card. The city is well-connected to China's expressway road system and also has four main railway stations. Shanghai also boasts two of the world's busiest airports.