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

Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong
Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong
4 out of 5
No 2111 Pudong Nan Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is S$106 per night from 24 Dec to 24 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Pudong, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Bund, Mercedes Benz Arena and Jin Mao Tower. Yu Garden and Oriental Pearl Tower are also within 3 ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (207 reviews)
"Room too small. Building exterior part, quiet old."

Reviewed on 1 Feb,2020

Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong
Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
5 out of 5
58 Mao Ming Nan Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
Fully refundable
The price is S$142 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
Great French style hotel
"Great location & restaurant. True Shanghai experience."

Reviewed on 13 Jun,2021

Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
5 out of 5
88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is S$191 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Pudong, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of IFC Mall and Oriental Pearl Tower. The Bund and Shanghai World Financial Center are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (881 reviews)
"Terrible check in process. It took almost hour and a half to check in. Room is a bit dated."

Reviewed on 29 Aug,2020

Grand Hyatt Shanghai
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.
Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
4 out of 5
98 Shou Ning Road, 200021 Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is S$214 per night from 30 Nov to 30 Nov
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shanghai Confucian Temple and People's Square. The Bund and Yu Garden are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (821 reviews)
Great Apartment Style Hotel
"We've been to Shanghai about 30 times and this hotel is our preferred place of stay each time. We love the apartment style rooms since they have all the amenities you need for a short or long stay (full fridge, dishes, washer/dryer) and the staff are always super friendly with great English. Housekeeping ..."

Reviewed on 31 May,2021

Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
4.5 out of 5
No 282,Huai Hai Road Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is S$228 per night from 10 Dec to 10 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of K11 Art Mall and People's Square. The Bund and Nanjing Road Shopping District ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (456 reviews)
Good stay for families
"Great stay and the kitchens is well maintained. Location is good and near yo malls and eatries"

Reviewed on 21 Dec,2019

Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
Ifc Residence
Ifc Residence
5 out of 5
8 Century Avenue Pudong Lujiazui, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is S$306 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Pudong, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl Tower and The Bund. Shanghai Tower and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (577 reviews)
"It's nice stay and very clean everywhere."

Reviewed on 6 May,2021

Ifc Residence
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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