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Beijing or Shanghai: Where to go for your next holiday in China.

Maybe this city is the best destination for you....

Posted on 10 April 2019

People travel for different reasons, so choosing a destination is key for traveling.
Hey, if you wanna travel to China, but you are quite struggling with choosing where you should travel to, continue on reading below as it might be helpful for your choice.



Beijing, the capital city of China is the center of economic culture, the exemplary image of the country as well as the national historical and cultural city and Beijing has a huge amount of world's cultural heritage in the world. We could call it a historical heritage city as well, which like the Great Wall, forbidden city, Tian An Men square, etc.

Shanghai, known as one of the famous finance centers in the world and it attracts a lot of people overseas either to work or travel here. Shanghai is a young and energetic but with the old city charm people find it uniquely different here, especially with the old remains of the  British architecture against the modern designed buildings.

Let’s compare which city is worth going for or you could find out which city is your preference. So, let us introduce some spots so that you could have a clear blueprint of where you wanna go.


#Attractions comparison


  • The Great Wall


The Great Wall is an ancient defense project with the longest construction time in China. It has been built for more than 2,000 years since the West Zhou Dynasty. It is distributed over northern and central China, with a total length of 50,000 km plus. Such an amazing architecture, the Great Wall became famous since its mainly located in Beijing and attracted many tourists here, and even the former American President Nixon and former British Prime Minister Thatcher have visited the Great Wall. Don't miss out!



  • The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is the most complete and largest wooden structure in China and even in the world. It is known as the "first of the world's five major palaces." There are a large number of precious relics in the Forbidden City. According to statistics, there are millions of pieces which are 16% of total relics in China. The watch museum has a clock show from 11 am to 2 pm every day, so don't miss it.

Basically, Beijing is the best place for historical purpose tourists, so if you are really into finding ancient destinations or being more interested in the histories of China, Beijing might be a better choice.





  • Disneyland

It’s the first Disneyland in mainland China and it will bring you into the fantasy world of fairy tales. It owns seven themes which are Mickey Street, whimsy garden, fantasy world, Adventure Island, Treasure Bay, Tomorrow World, and Disney Pixar Toy Story.
Disneyland has the world's largest Disney castle "Fantasy Fairytale Castle", tourists can also meet many Disney friends in there to experience an immersive experience. Come with your family, it will be fun!



  • The Bund

The Bund is a landmark in Shanghai, it is 1.5 kilometers along with the mother of Shanghai - Huangpu River. On the left-hand of the bund stands various different style architecture including western and old Shanghai style buildings. On the right-hand side the Huangpu River, and there are skyscrapers such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, Jinmao Tower, the World Financial Center, and the Shanghai Tower across the river, which the bund is the best place to see the whole views. The bund is a stunning place to walk along with your loved ones, with the gorgeous night views feel the charms of Shanghai.

As you can tell, Shanghai is a city with a more young atmosphere, and energetic. If you wanna find a place with more modern attracts, Packist will highly recommend Shanghai as your destination.




Food comparison


  • Peking duck 


Peking duck probably is one of the most famous dishes in China, the duck is roasted which characterized by its thin and crisp skin, and what is different is one the customers order the duck, it will be sliced in front of the diners by the cook. The most traditional way to eat Peking duck is eating a thin pancake with duck meat, duck skin, green onions, cucumbers, and sweet sauces. It is a must-try food in Beijing!




  • Fried Meat Bun


It is a Shanghai special snack and one of the most common breakfast in Shanghai, it has become a choice of lunch and dinner for many people lately. There are meat and soup in the stuffing of the buns. When you eat, you could feel the crispy of the dough and you can see the burst of the soup, which is definitely the enjoyment of the tongue. When you come to Shanghai, just try it out!



Well, that’s all of our recommendations or comparisons. I believe that you already have the best choice of traveling to China, so Packist hopes that you have a good holiday, and do enjoy it, please.

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