Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the People’s Republic of China, with a population of more than 24 million as of 2013. Shanghai is a global financial center, and a transport hub with the world’s busiest container port. Located around Shanghai is the the Yangtze River Delta in East China, the city sits on the south edge of the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the north, south and west, and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea.
I visited Shanghai in 2015 as part of a teacher’s exchange with South Australian teachers run through the Confucius institute. Our first stop was Shanghai, where we stayed right next to the Shanghai Bund and visited other areas around Shanghai such as the Yu gardens and museums.