Written by Bryan Dearsley Updated Mar 9, We may earn a commission from affiliate links. Shanghai, China's largest city, offers many exciting sightseeing opportunities for travelers. Despite having a population of more than 24 million, this always busy city offers a number of quieter historic districts and places to visit alongside its many newer tourist sites. One of the world's busiest container ports thanks to its position at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the city also provides opportunities for exploration by water along the Chinese coast and its inland waterways. Things to do here include visiting the city's world-class museums and art galleries, such as the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum; wandering through lovely gardens and parks; or getting in some shopping, especially in the "New World" pedestrian area with its luxury boutiques and galleries.
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Parents of unmarried adults flock to  the park every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p. The primary goal of attending the Shanghai marriage market is for parents to find a suitable partner for their child. The standards of finding the right match may be based upon but not limited to age,  height,  job,  income, education, family values, Chinese zodiac sign,  and personality. All of this information is written on a piece of paper, which is then hung upon long strings among other parents' advertisements for their children. Many parents do not have permission from their child to go to this event.
In Shanghai's Thames Town — a bizarre suburban re-creation of a traditional British town, complete with mock-tudor architecture — elbows are sharp on day one of an inaugural matchmaking expo, an event formulated to tackle the city's burgeoning number of lonely hearts. At Outside, red velvet-lined tables are privy to a mass speed dating event. In the church square, unofficial match—making markets have sprung up, with pieces of paper scrawled with telephone numbers attached to fences.
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