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Tips and Guide that you have to know in China

China is an amazing country, with the highest population in the world, has the most beautiful sceneries in the world and is one of the fastest developing countries in the world. With winning the bid for Beijing Olympic 2008, China has become more recognized in the world. And in 2010, Shanghai (China) held one of the biggest expo in the world. With many world events that China hosted and will be hosting, visitors and tourists from all over the world are increasing rapidly every year.

Below are important tips when holiday, vacation or visiting China for business or for leisure:

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–         Choose the right hotel deals. As good hotel is a plus to get your good resting before continue on China discovery journey. Bringing phone card and calling card  to call back to your country

–         Chinese people known for the shyness and humble and does not show their feeling and emotion in public. So as a foreigner in China, it is good to respect the etiquette and learn not to speak and act bluntly

–         When you have gift for Chinese, below is the gift that is a taboo for Chinese:

Clocks, Straw sandals,crane, Handkerchief, Anything white, blue or black

–         Learn to eat by using chopstick; spoon and fork is rarely use in Chinese restaurant in China. Most of the food is share in China, it is a culture. When using chopsticks, do not stick the chopstick standing upright in rice bowl, as it will look like incense burned at chinese funeral.

–         When drinking alcohol with Chinese, always toast first before having a first sip ; it is Chinese etiquette

–         Eating in Chinese meal usually including more than 7 course foods. Chinese believe that it is better to serve more food than serving less, leaving the guest hungry.

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Affordable Hotels In Shanghai Rates Can Be Found

Shanghai, China has long been a place where corporate activities took priority over culture. People from all over China arrived in Shanghai to work centuries ago, in fact people from all over the globe meet at one of the most important commerce metropolitan areas in the world, be it decades in the past or at present.

In two short decades, Shanghai has advanced into a forward-looking business city. It is a city active with commerce activities; one will discover sizeable business complexes, huge structures, forward-looking lodgings, huge shopping complexes. It will be hosting the long awaited Shanghai Expo beginning May 2010. One can expect to see guests coming from all over the world for the enormous exhibition. Pavilions from several nations will be at this event. Participants arrive from United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, it is absolutely a exposition not to be missed.


If one are going to Shanghai for the Shanghai Expo, make sure you have made available sufficient time intended for this trip. You will be able to check the official Shanghai Exposition web site for facts of the trade fair before you visit. Have a thorough plan on which pavilions you be going to call on, on top of the projected time you would like to expend at each pavilion.

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24 hours in Shanghai: Things to do and places to visit

Think the Beijing Olympics stadium was an intriguing and fascinating piece of architecture? Youre only at the beginning of what Shanghai, the new cutting-edge city of the world, has to offer. After what Beijing unveiled to the world, Shanghai is now being given a chance to show what its made of-through the 56th World Fair. From its beginning in 1851, this year is said to be the grandest in the history of world fairs. It is but natural to be hosted in Shanghai-a two-square-mile site in the Huangpu River gives space to a pavilion for each of the nation in the world. Running from May to October of 2010, the Expo is a must-see for everyone. And since you will be in Shanghai as well, here are some tips on how you can spend an entire day in this bustling city.

Check in at PuLi Hotel, 9am

24 hours in Shanghai: Things to do and places to visit

Adjacent to nanjiang Road, the PuLi Hotel will blow you away. This hotel certainly believes that first impressions are always important. Upon arriving, there is a Chinese courtyard gate, an astounding lobby where an impressive 105-foot sunken bar awaits tired travelers, as they can sit and view the water garden from the floor-to-ceiling windows. As you explore the hotel, you will notice the mix of Chinese and Southeast Asian designs. But the best part will probably be your own room, where sliding latticed doors, wooden furniture and statuettes join the space with flat-screen televisions both in the bedroom and bathroom, MP3 docks, as well as portable phones. The Thai spa as well as the cuisine served by New Zealand Chef Dane Clouston wont disappoint either.

Shop at the Xintiandi Neighborhood, 11am

24 hours in Shanghai: Things to do and places to visit

Something about cobblestone streets is fascinating to many of us, and Xintiandi, an old neighborhood of shikumen townhouses which have been turned into an outdoor mall, would make for an interesting place to shop. Complete with bars and restaurants, and those chic boutiques, Xintiandi is a great place to shop, dine, and go sightseeing. Tired of shopping Western-style? Drop in at the museum to get an idea of how life in the old shikumen town in the early 1900s felt like. Satiate those yearnings for Chinese items by shopping in Shanghai Tang, where qipao dresses and pop art images of Chinese icons are rendered in plates. Prefer accessories pajamas? Annabel Lee is a store which will yield beautiful, dainty silk ones.

Lunch at Crystal Jade, 12:30pm

24 hours in Shanghai: Things to do and places to visit

If all that shopping has made you exhausted and ready to take a break, dont fret, as Crystal Jade, a restaurant just on the second floor of Xintiandi Mall will surely satisfy your hunger. During weekends it is especially crowded, as many families come to enjoy their dim sum in the glass dining rooms, which are also decorated-and further enhanced-by huge swaths of mirrors. From xiaolongbao to dumplings, xiumai and soup noodles, this place will satisfy your cravings, and will keep you coming back for more. Dim sums are placed in bamboo baskets which are stacked together.

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