China is fast developing. Something that’s blatantly obvious by looking at the following image. In a mere 20 years, less time it takes some cities to fix their pothole problem, the city of Shanghai has gone from sleepy riverside hamlet to sprawling urban megalopolis.
What caused the sudden personality change? Probably economic reforms initiated by now deceased Chinese politician Deng Xiaoping. But with new attention, comes new attractions. Last year Shanghai successfully held the World Expo that brought in an estimated 73 million visitors and is now often described as the showpiece of China’s booming modern economy.
Shanghai is a perfect add to any multi-stop itinerary. Why not put it on yours and see what the new China is all about?