Shanghai Buildings and Architectures As the largest city in
China, Shanghai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles,
which have impressed tourists from all over the world. The Bund, located by the bank of the Huangpu River, contains a rich collection of early 20th century architecture, ranging in style from neo-classical HSBC Building to the art deco Sassoon House. A number of areas in the former foreign concessions are also well preserved, and despite rampant redevelopment, the old city still retains some buildings of a traditional style, including Yuyuan Garden, a traditional garden in the Jiangnan style.
Shanghai Geography and Shanghai Weather Shanghai sits on the Yangtze River Delta on China's eastern coast, and is roughly equidistant from Beijing and Hong Kong. The municipality as a whole consists of a peninsula between the Yangtze and Hangzhou Bay, China's third largest island Chongming, and a number of smaller islands. It is bordered on the north and west by Jiangsu Province, on the south by Zhejiang Province, and on the east by the East China Sea. The city proper is bisected by the Huangpu River, a tributary of the Yangtze. The historic center of the city, the Puxi area, is located on the western side of the Huangpu, while a new financial district, Pudong, has developed on the eastern bank.
Shanghai weather has a humid subtropical climate and experiences four
distinct seasons. In winter, cold northerly winds from Siberia can cause
nighttime temperatures to drop below freezing, and although not usually
associated with snow, the city can receive one or two days of snowfall
per year. In contrast, and in spite of being the peak tourist season,
Shanghai weather in summer is very warm and humid, with occasional
downpours or freak thunderstorms. Shanghai is also susceptible to
typhoons, but none in recent years has caused considerable damage. The
most pleasant seasons in terms of Shanghai weather are Spring, although
changeable, and Autumn, which is generally sunny and dry. Shanghai
experiences on average 1,778 hours of sunshine per year.
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