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A symbol of Shanghai’s colourful past and thriving future, this 1.5km-long waterfront on the banks of Huangpu River is lined up with avant-garde buildings that are Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical-inspired. Across the river is an astounding skyline of Shanghai’s skyscrapers, including the famous Oriental Pearl Tower.
One does not think of tranquillity when you come to the Yuyuan Gardens. A souvenir paradise, there are countless vendors surrounding the lively square amongst impressive classical Chinese architecture. Shop for jade, jewellery or handicrafts, or even splurge at the more popular brands within the gardens.
Located in the French Concessions Area is Xintiandi, the ultimate car-free shopping, dining and entertainment area. Traditional Shikumen (stone gate) buildings have been turned into cafés and restaurants, bars and chic boutique stores. Translated as “new heaven and earth”, Xintiandi is a great place to soak in the historical and cultural elements of the city set amidst modernity.
Shanghai Art Museum
From the outside, the building strikes an opulent modern pose but once inside, it is a sanctuary for ancient art appreciation. Take a look at the intricate beauty of thousand-year-old Chinese bronzes, sculptures, ceramics, jades, seals, calligraphies, coins and currencies, paintings, furniture as well as crafts of China’s ethnic minorities.
A true shopping paradise! Nanjing Road is one of the world’s longest and most vibrant shopping districts, and a must-see for fashion shoppers and tourists! This 6km-long street is constantly buzzing with excitement all day, and when night falls, the vibrant lights from the stores and restaurants illuminate the street brilliantly.
| ||To and from Shanghai Pudong International Airport |
|Transportation ||To ||Duration ||Fare |
|Train (Shanghai Maglev Train) ||Longyang Road Metro Station ||8 minutes ||Standard - 50 RMB |
VIP - 100 RMB
|Train (Shanghai Metro |
|Longyang Road, Lujiazui, People's Square, Hongqiao International Airport ||30 minutes |
- 1 hour
|Starts from 6 RMB |
|Airport Bus ||City Terminal Building, Luxun Park, Shanghai Railway Station, Zongshan Park, Nanhui Bus Station ||1 hour |
- 1 ½ hours
|From 8 RMB |
- 24 RMB
|Taxi ||City centre ||1 hour ||Starts from |
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| ||Weather |
|DEC - FEB |
1°C - 9°C
Dry and cold
Bring a winter coat to keep warm on cold nights
|MAR - MAY |
9°C - 24°C
Sunny and clear
Best time for sight-seeing and shopping!
|JUN - AUG |
20°C - 31°C
Hot and rainy
Drink plenty of water and bring an umbrella just in case.
|SEP - NOV |
9°C - 27°C
Cool and pleasant
Bring your camera as the leaves turn golden red.
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