Shanghai is fast becoming a favourite tourist destination especially among Westerners tourists for its traditional Chinese art and culture as well as its modern and cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Besides exploring the historic sites within the city, one can engage in activities such as golfing, bowling, rock climbing and kite-flying.
Day trips can be made to nearby locations like Zhouzhuang, Suzhou and Hang Zhou, which can be reached within an hour or two by bus. For shopaholics there are numerous showrooms of international brands. Trying out the typical sweet-sour Shanghai cuisine as well as a visit to one of the tea houses like Tang Yun tea house is another attraction.
Festivals like the Chinese New Year or the Longhua temple fair in the month of March are major attractions. Other important festivals are Shanghai peach blossom festival in April, the Dragon boat festival in May, etc.
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