Shanghai named the second happiest tourist destination in the world – AsiaOne

In a brand new survey designed to determine the happiest journey destination, Shanghai has emerged as second in the world, behind Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.

The survey, which was launched as the "definitive rating of the happiest journey locations for 2017", was carried out by Conde Nast Traveler in conjunction with "happiness consultants" Gretchen Rubin and Shawn Achor, who've researched and authored books on the topic.

In accordance with outcomes, the Chinese language metropolis is the solely Asian metropolis to make it to the high 10 listing.

However in its description, the examine was cautious to make clear that in search of the happiest journey destination shouldn't be the identical as in search of the happiest place to reside in.

The elements behind a cheerful journey expertise, in accordance with Rubin and Achor lies in "the psychology of awe, the physiology of journey".

With that, the motive behind Shanghai's excessive score is its "mashups of formal and casual". One second, you could possibly be "strolling the stylish waterfront Bund; the subsequent, just a few streets over, you are transported to a colonial period." 

It's for this very motive that Shanghai is so fascinating to probe for travellers trying to find a "sensory expertise", the place adventurers can encounter "pushcarts of BBQ, offal, and greens; dumpling outlets; locals in black tie apparel or denims and T-shirts having fun with noodles and beer facet-by-facet at 1am," in accordance with Conde Nast Traveler.

Listed here are the high 10 journey locations listed on its website:

) Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2) Shanghai, China

three) Aarhus, Denmark

four) Madagascar

5) Massive Island, Hawaii

6) Bordeaux, France

7) Telluride, United States

eight) Bermuda

9) Matera, Italy

10) Houston, United States

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