Conference Venue

Conference Venue


Shanghai Travel Guide

Shanghai, Also named "Hu" or "shen" in short, is situated at 31º14'north latitude and 121º29'east longitude, and in middle of China east coastline. It occupies a total area of 6,341 sq.km.(of which Pudong new Area occupies 523 sq.km.), with a total resident population of 16,000,000. It has a pleasant climate, with four distinct seasons. The average temperature is around 18ºC and the annual precipitation is 1,240 mm.

Shanghai, an open city on the coast and famous historical and cultural city, is a gate to the Yangtze River delta. It is a municipality under the direct jurisdiction of the Central Government, the largest economic and trade center, a comprehensive industrial base and the leading port in China.

Shanghai is well known in the world not only for its prosperous cosmopolitan feature but also for its rich humanistic resources. In recent years, a number of modern buildings have been added to the city, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Library, Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Circus City, Shanghai City-Planning Exhibition Hall and Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum. They have become new scenic sights in Shanghai. Colorful festivities, like Shanghai Tourism Festival and Shanghai China International Art Festival, have attracted and increasing number of tourists from home and overseas.

Climate

The best time to visit Shanghai is autumn. The temperature during this period is mild and rain is less likely than in spring and summer.

Shanghai's weather is moderate (annual average temperature is about 15 degrees centigrade) and the seasons are not as distinct as in the North. Shanghai is characterized by a warm spring, hot summer, cool autumn and cold winter.

Shanghai receives abundant rainfall and the average annual precipitation is over 1000 cm. The "Plum Flower Rain" season (frequent light rain) is from from mid-June to early July with an average daily rainfall of 259 mm. During July and September, strong storms with torrential rain become frequent. However, it seldom snows in Shanghai.

Shanghai summers are hot and humid. July and August are Shanghai's hottest months with average highs of 27.4 degrees centigrade.

In winter, January is the coldest month, with a temperature average of 3 degrees centigrade.

All in all, it is best to go prepared with light clothing in summer and warm, heavy clothing in winter. Also, always prepare for rain by keeping an umbrella, but most hotels can equip you with one if needed!

 

Shanghai Weather
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Highs 7.6 8.7 12.6 18.5 23.2 27.8 31.8 31.6 27.4 22.4 16.8 10.7
Average Lows  0.3 1.1 4.9 10.4 15.3 20.1 24.7 24.7 20.5 14.3 8.6 2.7