Shanghai is the largest port in China, located on a delta where the Yangtze River meets the East China Sea. Described in the past as "Whore of the Orient" and "Paris of the East", Shanghai is a city heavily influenced by western culture. In western terminology, the city’s name means "By the Sea".

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Fact File


LanguageCantonese & Mandarin

ClimateThe climate varies between extremes of hot and cold. In the far south of the country, summer lasts from April to September and also coincides with the wettest weather. The south-east coast is also prone to typhoons in July and September. The north-west experiences dry and hot summers with extremely cold winters. An average winter day is -8 degrees Celsius, with summer temperatures averaging in the low thirties

CurrencyYuan Renminbi (Y)

VisaVisas are required and are available from Chinese Embassies and Consulates in most countries

HealthAdvised immunization against malaria, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis A & B, rabies, tuberculosis, Japanese B encephalitis, meningococcal meningitis, and diptheria

PassportsShould be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from China

Time ZoneGMT +8 hours