Shanghai (seen here) has topped a poll of the sexiest cities in China because of its 'strong economy, iconic buildings, landscape and cultural diversity'.
Over 17 percent of 6,577 people from 30 cities in China named Shanghai as the sexiest city, a survey conducted by the Horizon Research Consultancy Group has shown..
Shanghai is closely followed by Hong Kong because 'it has many celebrities'.
The former British colony got 8.4% of the vote.
Image: The Government house, the official residence of the Hong Kong Chief Executive.
Chongqing came third because of its 'beautiful women'.
It got 4.7 percent of the votes.
Over 65 percent of respondents who named Chongqing listed beautiful women as their reason, while only 5.3 percent of those who supported Shanghai gave the same reason.
Image: Actresses Li Feier (L) and Fan Bingbing (R) pose with director Wang Xiaoshuai during a photocall for the film 'Rizhao Chongqing' (Chongqing Blues) at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival May 13, 2010.
Confused by sexiness
Beijing and Guangzhou, which both got 4.6 percent, came fourth in the survey.
However, though the survey aimed for a wider definition of 'sexiness', many people were confused over the concept.
Image: Some of Beijing's famous gardens.