Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. Shanghai is the largest city by population in China and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is a global financial center, and a transport hub with the world's busiest container port.
Winter in Shanghai is from December to the next February and is characterized by cold north wind and heavy humidity with the average temperature at about 5 ℃. The coldest time is from the end of January to early February when Shanghai temperatures can drop below freezing. Snow is rare in Shanghai, but winter is the driest season of the year in this international bigalopolis while it receives more than 5 hours of sunshine. If you travel in Shanghai during the winter season, just do as the locals do: wear long-johns and every item of clothing you own and shed them as required.
Tour Shanghai in winter is an ideal choice, with the Christmas and Chinese New Year holiday festivities on for a good part of the season, tourists can have a good knowledge of Chinese festival culture. And if you enjoy indoor activities such as visiting museums, art galleries, temples, mosques and cathedrals/churches or spending a few hours watching acrobatics shows, you can also enjoy all of these for yourself in Shanghai.
|The Bund||Nanjing Road||Jade Buddha Temple|
|Shanghai Museum||Xintiandi||Yu Garden and Bazaar|
|Zhujiajiao Water Town||Oriental TV Pearl Tower||Duolun Lu Cultural Street|
Arriving by plane into Shanghai can be a little confusing. If coming in from an international flight you will arrive at the new Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) which is far away from the city centre. If leaving on most domestic flights, but not all domestic flights, you will leave from the older Hongqiao Airport (SHA) which is close to the city centre. Although it might soon gets more complicated as both airports are starting to serve more domestic and international flights.