Shanghai

The most influential city in China, Shanghai pulsates with life amongst the bright lights from towering skyscrapers, fashionable folks strolling along the scenic banks of The Bund, and old temples with rich culture and history. Here at the heart of the huge metropolis, you can find the perfect blend of cultures - old and new, western and oriental - exemplifying what contemporary China is all about.

Top 5 Must Do's

The Bund

The Bund

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.



Yuyuan Gardens

Yuyuan Gardens

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.



Xintiandi

Xintiandi

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

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.



Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road

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
Line 2)
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
150 RMB

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Quick Facts

Currency
Chinese Renminbi

Electricity
220V 50Hz  

Language
Mandarin, Shanghainese

Time zone
UTC +8

Tel code
+86 21

Religion
Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity

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Weather

DEC - FEB

Winter
1°C - 9°C
Dry and cold
Bring a winter coat to keep warm on cold nights


MAR - MAY

Spring
9°C - 24°C
Sunny and clear
Best time for sight-seeing and shopping!


JUN - AUG

Summer
20°C - 31°C
Hot and rainy
Drink plenty of water and bring an umbrella just in case.


SEP - NOV

Autumn
9°C - 27°C
Cool and pleasant
Bring your camera as the leaves turn golden red.

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