Shanghai

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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

Lujiazui

Lujiazui

Lujiazui

Top hotels in Shanghai

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview
Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview
5 out of 5
333 Guang Zhong Road West, Jing'an District, Shanghai, Shanghai
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
SG$133
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Located in Jing'an, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Nanjing Road Shopping District, People's Square and Jing'an Temple. Oriental Pearl Tower and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (145 reviews)

"We like to hotel a lot and this is the second time we've stayed here. Although it's a bit far from where most of our activities were, we found it to be value for money. Highly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov,2019

Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview
Shanghai-Deco Hotel(Pudong Airport/Disney /Free Trade Zone Area)
Shanghai-Deco Hotel(Pudong Airport/Disney /Free Trade Zone Area)
3.5 out of 5
No. 815 Chen Yang Road, Pudong New Disctrict, Shanghai
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
SG$54
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Located in Pudong, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Shanghai Sanjia Port Coastal Tourist Areas and within 9 miles (15 km) of Sanjiagang Beach Park and Wu Changshuo ...

4.2/5Very Good! (444 reviews)

"The property is really clean, customer service was so helpful and quick, the concierges/greeters were so helpful to pick our luggages and brought to the room, room was so clean and comfortable mattress and pillows made me fall asleep easily, breakfast buffet was so wonderful and delicious. One thing ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan,2020

Shanghai-Deco Hotel(Pudong Airport/Disney /Free Trade Zone Area)
Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport
Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport
4 out of 5
1100 Qi Hang Road, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, Shanghai
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
SG$160
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Located in Pudong, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Shanghai Sanjia Port Coastal Tourist Areas and within 12 miles (20 km) of Sanjiagang Beach Park and Huaxia ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,414 reviews)

"Like most airport hotels, too expensive. One really feels that one is being taken for a ride."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan,2020

Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport

Popular things to do in Shanghai

The Bund
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The Bund

4.5/5(96 reviews)

The changing fortunes of this sprawling riverside walkway are symbolic of the evolution of Shanghai itself.

Nanjing Road Shopping District
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Nanjing Road Shopping District

4/5(89 reviews)

Experience the bustling energy of Shanghai’s most famous commercial street, with a pedestrian mall surrounded by traditional and luxury shopping opportunities. 

People's Square
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People's Square

4/5(60 reviews)

To see the modern heart of Shanghai, visit this square, a vast green space surrounded by museums and a grand theater. 

Oriental Pearl Tower
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Oriental Pearl Tower

4.5/5(60 reviews)

Combining artistic expression with technological innovation, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is a towering example of Shanghai’s recent resurgence.

Yu Garden
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Yu Garden

4.5/5(60 reviews)

Created as a place of sanctuary over 400 years ago, Yu Yuan Gardens still provide a soothing retreat from the bustling streets of the Old Town.

Jing'an Temple
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Jing'an Temple

4.5/5(38 reviews)

The Jing’an Temple is a cultural treasure trove, packed with Buddhist relics and maintaining the ancient tradition of the Temple Fair.

Top activities in Shanghai

Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour
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Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour

92% of travellers recommend
SG$182
Per adult
Best of Shanghai Day Tour
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Best of Shanghai Day Tour

76% of travellers recommend
SG$107
Per adult
Shanghai Night Eats Food & Drink Tour
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Shanghai Night Eats Food & Drink Tour

SG$113
Per adult
Shanghai Disneyland® Ticket
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Shanghai Disneyland® Ticket

SG$81
Per adult
Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Coach Tour
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Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Coach Tour

SG$121
Per adult
Private Car / van on disposal in Shanghai city within 8-9 hours with guide
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Private Car / van on disposal in Shanghai city within 8-9 hours with guide

SG$74
Per adult

Reviews of Shanghai

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 48.167539267015705%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 46.07329842931937%
3 - Okay
10
3 - Okay 5.2356020942408374%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.5235602094240838%
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4/5 - Good

Asiantraveller

Feb 3, 2020

Be aware that not much Chinese people can speak English, prepare yourself with Chinese instruction/ information to give local people for help. Taxi is not easy to get, especially in short distances travel

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 22, 2020

A busy and clean city, with the traditional and new features stand together. Food varieties are plenty and at very reasonable prices. Getting around is easy on Metro. People in general are helpful and considerate.

4/5 - Good

Maz

Jan 18, 2020

Excellent public transport, plenty to see and do for a stopover. It's easier to travel independently here than in other parts of China.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 6, 2020

Not easy to shopping or take taxi if you don't have wechat or alipay.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 6, 2020

Amazing city especially on evening when all the lights are on, really recommend the acrobatic show if you the time.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 2, 2020

Love all about Shanghai

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