Posted by dengqidan on April 19, 2013
Best Time to go Shanghai
Shanghai enjoys the subtropical marine monsoon climate, with distinct season differences, spring is warm, summer burning hot, autumn cool and comfortable while winter cold and cloudy. The hottest days in Shanghai come in Judy to August, with the highest temperature above 37 C (99 F). The coldest time is from the late January to early February. The best travel time to Shanghai is in spring (Apr-mid May) and fall(October-mid Nov).
Transportation in Shanghai
Eating in Shanghai
Shanghai cuisine is derived from simple home cooked meals and their ingredients and cooking technique have been upgraded overtime to become the wonderful foods that they are now. Characterized by some as sweet and oily, and the most popular dishes like Shanghai Crawfishes, Xiaolongbao, Guotie, tangyuan, Guotie, new year cake, freshwater crab, shark's fin, dim sum, pear candy, etc. during your Shanghai trip. Xiaolongbao is known as "soup dumplings", a great-known shanghai specialty, which could be found cheaply on the street either fried or steamed on the street or at some Shanghainess restaurants.
Safety in Shanghai
Violent crime is rare is Shanghai but some little crimes like pick-pocketing, bike theft and sexual harassment was occasionally. Pay attention to over friendly strangers, who probably dress well, speak fluent English, around the People's square, and entrances/exits of museums or art galleries who invited you to art gallery, tea shop or karaoke and you're unlikely to be physically harmed by will be forced to big a large bill for a simple bear something similar. Call 110 if you encounter such situations and the Chinese police would be of help.
Another scam happening in temple area, you will be lied and make a wish, burn an incense which ends up with hundreds or thousands of money; but the trick also comes directly like being asked how much you want to donate. Legitimate temples in Chain ever charge followers in this way.
Don't rush into or out of Shanghai metro trains in the last moment since the train doors will close before all passengers have boarded.
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