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Shanghai Development

Shanghai Development April 22, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More

Athletic Shanghai

April 15, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
There are dozens of fun, athletic activities available in and around Shanghai. Everything from mountain and rock climbing to swimming, kayaking, canoeing and even yachting and to all the traditional team sports like soccer football and beyond. If you have your heart set on a certain sport you’re...

The Many Faces of Shanghai

The Many Faces of Shanghai April 1, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More

Back to the Basics: Shanghai

Back to the Basics: Shanghai March 28, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
The internet is jam-packed with advice on creative things to see and do in Shanghai. But what about the basics? Nobody wants to get all the way home only to hear they missed a city’s key sights while they were off stomping around in the city’s sewers learning about old war tunnels. Sure,...

Finding Green Shanghai

Finding Green Shanghai February 6, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
It’s Shanghai, it’s one of the biggest cities in Asia, and by sheer population it’s the largest in China, with the single biggest transportation network in China, and a barrage of skyscrapers, old-style houses, laundry hanging between buildings, rickshaws, designer cars and a myriad...

Active Adventures in Shanghai

Active Adventures in Shanghai January 12, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Shanghai can be a great place for active adventures. There are climbing walls, bike clubs, hiking groups, and loads of great gyms where you’ll find other adventure-lovers. And, if Shanghai doesn’t have what you’re looking for you’ll find it outside town in one of the nearby villages, including...

Top Five Museums in Shanghai

Top Five Museums in Shanghai November 27, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Shanghai has some of the best museums in China, and some of the top spots for art and history buffs to hang out and soak in a bit of culture. For anyone making a trip to Shanghai, at least one of these should be visited, depending on your interests, to get a deeper look at the art and culture of China. The...

Shanghai April Recap

Shanghai April Recap April 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
April was a beautiful month in Shanghai. Here we recap the top blogs on NileGuide covering the amazing Pearl of the Orient. First, lets get you oriented. In Shanghai, there is no real plan in terms of ring roads or organizational layout. For that reason, it can be difficult to orient yourself in the...

How Shanghai Got Its Name

How Shanghai Got Its Name April 22, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Dating back to the 11th Century Song Dynasty, the name Shanghai refers to two characters that imply the name “Above the Sea” or “The Upper Sea”although historians and etymologists don’t seem to agree on which meaning is the intended Song Dynasty one. Some speculate that...

Best Parks in Shanghai for Spring

Best Parks in Shanghai for Spring April 18, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Shanghai, located in the eastern coastal area of China, is a tropical city. You wouldn’t know it walking around the high rises, but the city is quite the beautiful and lush location. This is especially easy to see in the city’s parks, which are green, rich and teeming with life. Xujiahui...