Keep the beach
also called in short in Chinese "Hu" or "Shen", will
host the Swatch-FIVB World Tour for the first time when
the women’s China Open starts on May 26.
Situated in the middle of China's east coastline, the
delightful climate of Shanghai with its four distinct
seasons and population over 13 million will serve Beach
Volleyball and the athletes well.
Shanghai’s inhabitants are said to be among the most
hospitable and cheerful in the world and the city in
which they live is both colourful and diverse. The many
festivals which take place throughout the year can give
a good indication of what is on offer to the visitor.
The Shanghai Tourism Festival, the Longhua Temple Bell
Striking on New Year’s Eve, the Longhua
Temple Fair, the International Tea Culture Festival and
the Orange Festival are among just a few of the many
interesting experiences which are attracting an
increasing number of tourists to the city.
If the thought of whiling away endless hours of your day
shopping fills you with delight, then Shanghai may be
well worth a visit, especially with China’s tallest
building the Jim Mao Tower, which stands at 480 metres,
overseeing every move. The Chinese city has often been
referred to as a “shopping paradise” and all tastes, be
they domestic or foreign, are catered for here.
the culinary connoisseur, Shanghai also has plenty to
offer with cuisine from all over the world found here.
For example, should you favour food from France, Russia,
Italy, England, Japan or India, you will find everything
to your taste in “Shen”! Furthermore, the 16 styles of
Chinese food can be tasted in any of the one thousand
restaurants throughout the city.
It certainly makes for a great atmosphere and wonderful
venue for all the different cultures and nationalities
competing on the Swatch-FIVB World Tour.