Visited June 12, 2010. The expo opened from May 1 to October 31, 2010.
“Better City, Better Life” is the theme of China’s World Expo that ran from May 1 to October 31,2010 in Shanghai. Located along both banks of the Huangpu River, the expo site covers 5.28 square km and is an eye-catching sight when one enters Shanghai city. The expo alone hosted pavilions for 250 participating countries and international organizations. Over 73 million visitors have explored the pavilions—the largest attendance in world expo history thus far. Continue reading
Visited June 11-15, 2010.
Financial District in Shanghai
- Shanghai World Expo (June 12)
- Yu Garden (June 14)
- Jade Buddha Temple (June 14)
- Nanjing Road (June 14)
- The Bund (June 14)
- Oriental Pearl Tower (June 15)
- Shanghai Museum (June 15)
Did you know that license plates from other provinces are distinguished by a single, unique Chinese character? In Shanghai, license plates have the Hu character (沪), which is the name of a fishing tool made by the fishermen that lived in the pre-modern era and is also the nickname for this city. Since that time, Shanghai is one of the most prosperous and highly populated cities in China with more than 20 million people bustling through its streets. Located near the eastern coast, Shanghai is a municipality with its own government, so it is not a part of the Jiangsu province. Continue reading