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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

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Lujiazui. If sightseeing is on the list, Shanghai Tower is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Shangcheng Road Station or Dongchang Road Station to see more of the area.

Lujiazui

Top hotels in Shanghai

InterContinental Shanghai Jing’ An
InterContinental Shanghai Jing’ An
5 out of 5
The price is SG$201 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Located in Jing'an, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Jade Buddha Temple and within 3 miles (5 km) of Nanjing Road Shopping District and People's Square. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (305 reviews)

"New and clean hotel with friendly staff. But the restaurant is expensive and not so tasty."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan,2020

InterContinental Shanghai Jing’ An
Hyatt Place Shanghai Hongqiao CBD
Hyatt Place Shanghai Hongqiao CBD
5 out of 5
9 Shenhong Road, Hongqiao CBD, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is SG$139 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Located in Minhang, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Hongqiao Tiandi and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from National Exhibition and Convention Center. Qibao Old Street ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (301 reviews)

"Very nice hotel. Service was only ok though as they seem"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan,2020

Hyatt Place Shanghai Hongqiao CBD
The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi
The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi
5 out of 5
No.99 Madang Road, Luwan District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is SG$252 per night from 23 Nov to 24 Nov

Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Former French Concession and K11 Art Mall. Shanghai Museum and Xintiandi Style ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (592 reviews)

"The location is good. The hotel facilities are getting old though. The Tang Court restaurant is not as good as before."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jun,2020

The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi
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.

Holiday Rentals in Shanghai

Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
4.5 out of 5

Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of K11 Art Mall, People's Square, and Xintiandi Style Shoppping Centre. Nanjing ...

4.1/5Very Good! (455 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
Ascott Heng Shan Shanghai
Ascott Heng Shan Shanghai
4 out of 5
The price is SG$289 per night from 21 Nov to 22 Nov

This family-friendly Shanghai aparthotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts and Hengshan Road. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Great place

"Place is big, clean, modern, convienent location next to subway; cannot go wrong staying here. Washer and dryer is every unit as well."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun,2018

Ascott Heng Shan Shanghai
Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
4 out of 5
The price is SG$85 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct

Located in Putuo, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Daning Lingshi Park, Jade Buddha Temple and East China Normal University. People's Square and Nanjing ...

4.3/5Excellent! (818 reviews)

"Good price and nice service! Breakfast was good and clean!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan,2020

Modena by Fraser Putuo 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.

Popular places to visit 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. 

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.

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.

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 things to do in Shanghai

Best of Shanghai Day Tour
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Best of Shanghai Day Tour

SG$107
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Shanghai Half-Day Afternoon Tour
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Shanghai Half-Day Afternoon Tour

SG$72
Per adult
Shanghai Half-Day Morning Tour
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Shanghai Half-Day Morning Tour

SG$72
Per adult
Chinese Acrobatics & Evening City Tour
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Chinese Acrobatics & Evening City Tour

SG$125
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Shanghai: Like a Local Customized Guided Tour
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Shanghai: Like a Local Customized Guided Tour

SG$82
Per adult
Arrival Transfer by High-Speed Maglev Train: Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Hotel
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Arrival Transfer by High-Speed Maglev Train: Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Hotel

SG$148
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
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3 - Okay 5.2356020942408374%
2 - Disappointing
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4/5 - Good

Asiantraveller

3 Feb 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

22 Jan 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

18 Jan 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

6 Jan 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Jan 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

2 Jan 2020

Love all about Shanghai

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