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Shanghai
Travel Guide

Oriental Pearl Tower which includes a city, skyline and night scenes

Ancient Chinese pagodas and tea gardens stand shoulder to shoulder with skyscrapers of glistening glass and steel in the World’s most populous city.

Shanghai’s teeming streets are home to more than 23 million people who live, work and play in its offices, restaurants, bars and gardens. An ancient colonial powerhouse which suffered through War and Revolution, the city is now in the midst of a renaissance.This is in evidence across the city, in the redevelopment of historical quarters like Xintiandi and The Bund and the feats of engineering brilliance in its gleaming financial quarter, including the Jin Mao Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.Such a crowded Metropolis is always in need of green spaces and in Shanghai, these are plentiful. The largest by far is Century Park, where you can try out some calming Tai Chi, play a relaxing round of golf or work up a sweat with an energetic walk or jog.For a glimpse of the city’s former colonial life, stroll through the refurbished Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park and explore the elite mansions and villas of the French Concession. Their European architecture and classical charm once earned Shanghai the title of ‘Paris of the Orient’.As a city of hidden streets and secret gems like the Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai is a great place to wander around and explore without too much advance planning. There is a deep spiritual undercurrent throughout the municipality, which you are welcome to embrace with a visit to Jing’An Temple or the Jade Buddha temple, home to two spectacular white jade Buddha statues.Most of the attractions in Shanghai are within half an hour’s walk of downtown, but if you are feeling a little jaded or want to stray further afield, there is an excellent public transport network. A cruise along the Huangpu River is a relaxing way to get to know the different districts, taking you past much of the historic and modern heart of the city.

Where to stay in Shanghai

Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Central
Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Central
4 out of 5
338 Heng Feng Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is SG$119 per night from 24 Apr to 25 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Jing'an, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Shanghai Natural History Museum, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nanjing Road Shopping District and Jing'an ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (679 reviews)
Excellent
"Very clean well appointed rooms, nice amenities and courteous staff."

Reviewed on 6 Jan,2021

Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Central
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
5888 Chenhua Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai
The price is SG$419 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Tian Ma Country Club and Shanghai Chenshan Botanic Gardens. Sheshan Observatory ...
4.3/5Excellent! (37 reviews)
"Did a two-day staycation in light of not being able to travel during covid and chose this hotel because it it’s unique design. Property is beautiful and excellently maintained. Staff are very kind. Did buffet breakfast at the G floor restaurant, room service for lunch, and dinner at the B15 restaurant ..."

Reviewed on 24 Feb,2021

Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
Grand Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao
Grand Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao
4.5 out of 5
369 Xian Xia Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is SG$99 per night from 30 Apr to 1 May
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Xianxia Road and Paramount. Zhongshan Park is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. ...
3.9/5Good! (998 reviews)
"All good"

Reviewed on 11 Apr,2021

Grand Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
ifc residence
ifc residence
5 out of 5
8 Century Avenue Pudong Lujiazui, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is SG$262 per night from 29 Apr to 30 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Pudong, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shanghai World Financial Center and Oriental Pearl Tower. Shanghai Tower and Jin Mao ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (575 reviews)
"Great location at IFC mall. Right in Lujiazui. Quiet. Pool on top floor with great view."

Reviewed on 8 Jan,2021

ifc residence
Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
4 out of 5
98 Shou Ning Road, 200021 Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is SG$194 per night from 29 Apr to 30 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Huai Hai Road Shopping District, People's Square and Xintiandi Style Shoppping Centre. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (817 reviews)
Fraser Residence Shanghai
"So far so good. Nice and clean, 2 bedroom unit is just nice for us. Friendly and helpful staff well verse in Mandarin and English. Kitchenette is equipped with basic cookware, dish washing detergent and sponge. The only thing lack of is bigger bowl. If cook something with soup, you can only serve ..."

Reviewed on 18 Dec,2019

Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
Green Court Residence City Center, Shanghai(Original name: Green Court Serviced Apartment-People’s Square)
Green Court Residence City Center, Shanghai(Original name: Green Court Serviced Apartment-People’s Square)
4 out of 5
55 Beijing Xi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is SG$113 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this spa aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of West Nanjing Road and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's Square and Yu ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,234 reviews)
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Reviewed on 21 Dec,2020

Green Court Residence City Center, Shanghai(Original name: Green Court Serviced Apartment-People’s Square)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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