Delta to relaunch Atlanta-Shanghai flights — 7 reasons to visit China’s biggest city

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Credit: Feng Li

After discontinuing flights from Atlanta to Shanghai in 2012, Delta Air Lines announced official plans this week to relaunch the service.

According to AJC's Kelly Yamanouchi, the launch is subject to government approval.

In addition to boosting business connections to the global financial hub and most populated city in the world, Shanghai is home to some epic tourist attractions.

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Here are five reasons to visit Shanghai, China:

The Bund

The famous Shanghai waterfront boardwalk features a diverse array of architecture, a 1,859-yard flood-control wall known as “the lovers’ wall” and sights of the Huangpu River and geometrical Pǔdōng skyline.

Shangai Disneyland Park

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The Disney theme park, which opened in 2016, features modern and unique attractions, including the TRON Lightcycle Power Run, which has motorcycle-style seats instead of the traditional roller coaster seats.

» RELATED: Photos: Shanghai Disney opens

Former French Concession

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Stroll through the former French Concession area, where you’ll find cute cafes, Tudor homes and Parisian charm along walled villas, not to mention a killer food market scene.


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Jump 360

Dozens of trampolines and foam pits fill the gigantic 59,739-square-foot indoor arena at Jump 360, China's largest indoor trampoline park.

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City God Temple


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Shanghai’s City Temple is one must-see attraction you don’t want to miss. In addition to the temple’s massive halls and gardens, the temple’s street is home to Shanghai’s popular food scene, where locals and tourists can indulge in unique Chinese dishes and drinks.

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Art scene

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Shanghai is home to more museums than you probably thought, from the contemporary Yuz Museum and Power Station of Art to state-of-the-art attractions like the Shanghai Natural History Museum and West Bund Art Center.

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Yuyuan Gardens

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Part of Shanghai’s City God Temple, the classical Yu (short for Yuyuan) Garden features five acres of rockeries, pavilions, ponds, the Exquisite Jade Rock and several halls, perfect for a quiet afternoon before lunch.