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Introduction:Chongming County is the o­nly county under the jurisdiction of Shanghai, China. The county consists of three main islands: Chongming Island;Changxing Island; and Hengsha Island. These..

Districts: Pudong ChangNing QingPu JiaDing FengXian NanHui BaoShan SongJiang MinHang JinShan LuWan ChongMing HuangPu XuHui YangPu HongKou ZhaBei PuTuo JingAn kunshan

Attractions: Dongping National Forest Park Nanjing Road, Pedestrian Street Shanghai Circus World Confucian Academy Hongkou Stadium Exotic Flavor Lu Xun Former Residence Shanghai International Conference Center Shanghai Museum Xujiahui Cathedral(The St. Ignatius Cathedral)

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ChongMing Introduction

Chongming County is the o­nly county under the jurisdiction of Shanghai, China. The county consists of three main islands: Chongming Island;Changxing Island; and Hengsha Island. These are low-lying alluvial islands in the mouth of the Yangtze River. With an area of 1041 km² Chongming Island is the second largest island in the People's Republic of China after Hainan. The island first emerged in 618 due to a change in the water level of the river.
Once the most rural area of Shanghai, it is now the subject of a major urban and agricultural master-plan led by Philip Enquist of SOM. With the construction of a trans-Yangtze tunnel, the island is expected to increase in population while incorporating specialized agriculture in a sustainable design. It is also a major relocation centre for migrants from Three Gorges Dam area. Chongming has an area of 1041.38 km² and a population of 694,600 as of 2001.

ChongMing Traffic

Hongqiao International Airport in western Shanghai, about 15 kilometers from the city center, handles all international flights. By taxi, the trip from the airport will take you about 30 min. to an hour. A new Shanghai International Airport in Pudong opened o­n October 1, 1999, although is not yet fully operational.
The base fare for every taxi in Shanghai is 11RMB. For this amount, you will get virtually anywhere within o­ne or two districts in the city – if you never have to wait at in traffic, the fare will not increase for the first 3 Kilometers.  However, the stand-still time will affect the fare, so if you are stuck in traffic the fare will still increase faster than 3K.  The base fare rises to 14RMB after 11pm.
The cheap price of the taxis and their convenience makes them extremely popular.  This is especially the case in the winter and o­n rainy days, when a taxi is virtually impossible to come by.  If you are staying in a hotel and are desperate, I recommend calling your concierge and having a taxi ordered to your location.  This costs and extra 4RMB, and an additional 15RMB if you are traveling o­ne way from Puxi to Pudong (for the driver’s return) – but this would be completely worth it if you have no other choice! Also keep in mind that traffic can be horrible in Shanghai, so when you need to arrive o­n time, the subway could be more reliable. 

ChongMing Festivals

Modern Festivals
Shanghai is a stage for the whole world. Chinese as well as the world-renowned actors, artists come here to perform. Therefore, in recent years, Shanghai organized some large-scale cultural art celebration holidays. For instance, in every two years, Shanghai holds an International Television Festival. In each session, dozens of countries and areas come to join view and emulate. The International Film Festival held in every summer ain Shanghai is not o­nly collects the excellent works in the world, but also converges the global most dazzling movie stars. It belongs to the A-level film festivals in the world. Shanghai International Art Festival is also held o­nce every two years. It is generally arranged in October of golden autumn. The famous theatrical troupes overseas and in other Chinese provinces will come with the best and newest plays.
Shanghai also has many holidays with local characteristics and cultural breath, such as Shanghai Travel Festival, Xuhui Sweet-Scented Osmanthus Festival, Nanhui Peach Flower Festival, Fengxian Kite Festival, Zhabei Tea Culture Festival, and Putuo Flower Festival and so o­n.
Traditional Festivals
Besides nationally established “May First Festival” (International Labor Day), “October First Festival” (National Day), and New Year’s Day (New Year), there are some traditional holidays with characteristics. If you are interested to Chinese traditional culture, you may stay with your Chinese friends, and enjoy the unique traditional festivals in Shanghai.

ChongMing Service Telephones

Tourism complaints: 64393615
Weather Forecast: 121,221
Railway Information: 63189188
Bus guidance hotline: 63175522
Shanghai West Railway Station Enquiry: 52829500
Shanghai South Railway Station Enquiry: 64511039
Shanghai Railway Station Enquiry: 63179090
Coach Ticket Booking Tel: 56630230
Local calls, long distance call Enquiry: 114
Hongqiao Airport Flight Enquiry: 62688918
Pudong Airport Flight Enquiry: 68341000
Train Tickets Booking Tel: 63171880, 8008207890

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