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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

Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
4 out of 5
1102 Xiehe Road, Changning District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is SG$104 per night from 3 Jul to 3 Jul
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Changning, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Zhongshan Park, Jing'an Temple and National Exhibition and Convention Center. Beixinjing ...
4.3/5Excellent! (172 reviews)
"This was second time i stayed in this hotel, and was again not disappointed. The staff members were friendly and helpful, checkin and checkout was very efficient. Yes, there is construction around the hotel but this did not impact my stay. Well done and thank for a pleasant stay."

Reviewed on 11 Jan,2021

Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
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$467 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
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! (39 reviews)
Ilove it
"Excellent trip"

Reviewed on 15 Mar,2021

Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
5 out of 5
58 Mao Ming Nan Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is SG$158 per night from 7 Jul to 7 Jul
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in the heart of Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Huai Hai Road Shopping District and Shanghai International Trade Plaza. Jing'an ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)
"It was a great stay, only the breakfast is kind of beyond my imagination which was a bad experience."

Reviewed on 16 May,2021

Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
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Citadines Xinghai Suzhou
Citadines Xinghai Suzhou
4 out of 5
58 Xinghai Street , Jiacheng Garden, Building 27, Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
The price is SG$92 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Wuzhong, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Gate to the East and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Jinji Lake. In City Shopping Mall and Suzhou Center are ...
4.2/5Excellent! (145 reviews)
Nice location
"Nice location, situated near shopping mall"

Reviewed on 5 Jan,2021

Citadines Xinghai Suzhou
Ascott Midtown Suzhou
Ascott Midtown Suzhou
4.5 out of 5
No. 229, Zhongxin West Avenue, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu
Located in the heart of Suzhou, this luxury aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Suzhou City Moat and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Jinji Lake. Couple's Retreat Garden ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (85 reviews)
Great service and nightly views!
"The stay was amazing. Hotel service was timely and cleaning was immaculate. Breakfast buffet wasn't huge but had a variety and was enjoyable. I also had a minor issue with my room booked which was quickly resolved to my satisfaction. Overall, a great stay and I had a very enjoyed time staying in ..."

Reviewed on 24 Dec,2019

Ascott Midtown Suzhou
Kunshan Youshe Service Apartment
Kunshan Youshe Service Apartment
3 out of 5
No.2 Kunbei Road, Near Tongxin Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu
Located in Kunshan, this apartment building is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Wanda Plaza Kunshan and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Tinglin Park. Xi Lu Garden and Yangcheng Lake ...
Kunshan Youshe Service Apartment
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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