BELGRADE, June 13 (Xinhua) -- The capital of Serbia on Wednesday got to know "Amazing Shanghai" through the manifestation that opened at the "Cvijeta Zuzoric" art gallery at Belgrade's Kalemegdan fortress.
The manifestation opened in front of representatives of the cities of Belgrade and Shanghai, tourist organizations of Belgrade and Serbia, Chinese embassy to Serbia and Chen Danyan, famous writer from Shanghai.
After the opening ceremony, Chen engaged in a discussion with the audience about tourism and cultural exchange between Belgrade and Shanghai, while visitors were able to see an exhibition of 30 photographs offering a glimpse on the different aspects of one of China's biggest cities -- from its busy economic life, vivid cultural scene and passionate sports contests to the everyday life on its streets and parks as well as its blend of traditional and modern architecture.
Audience at the gallery was also invited to take a virtual reality flight over Shanghai while in the main street of Belgrade there was a large-scale 360-degree photo exhibition which showed the skyline of two sides of Pujiang River of Shanghai and attracted local citizens and tourists to take selfies.
"Representing one of the most important cities along China's Silk Road, Belgrade is always an important partner of Shanghai," said Su Rongjuan, deputy director of the Information Office of Shanghai Municipality, adding that the fact they became sister cities on May 21 additionally promotes communication and cooperation in all areas.
Dragomir Petronijevic, member of Belgrade city council stressed the good cooperation, friendship and international support between China and Serbia and that "Chinese citizens can arrive in Belgrade without visas, with good airline connections, and they are welcome here".
The manifestation organized by the Information Office of Shanghai Municipality in cooperation with the Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office, Shanghai People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and Shanghai Library will take place until June 17.