Shanghai

Travel Guide
Shanghai
China’s largest city excites with its art, history, culture and architecture and dazzles with the beauty of its natural surroundings.

Magnificent temples, vast museums, fascinating architecture and plenty of big-city thrills, Shanghai Province has lots going on to keep you entertained and engaged. Investigate the city's art scene, visit ancient shrines and explore the nearby islands.

A good way to start your visit is with a walk along the Bund, Shanghai’s historic waterfront. It features some of the city’s most recognizable buildings. Note the different architectural styles, including art deco, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. They contrast markedly with the modern skyscrapers of Pudong, which lie across the Huangpu River. These towering structures are an even more fascinating sight when they are lit up at night. Another example of stunning architecture is the vast Shanghai Exhibition Center in Jing’an.

Among the city’s most beautiful and intriguing buildings are its temples. In the western part of Shanghai, find tranquility at the Jade Buddha temple, an early 20th-century place of worship that houses two jade Buddha statues. See one of Shanghai District’s most impressive temple complexes in the town of Nanxiang. The Yun Xiang Si Temple encompasses seven temples, a scripture library and a large hall for up to 700 worshippers.

The beauty of Shanghai’s architecture is also mirrored in its art. Browse examples of Asian contemporary art at the Shanghai Gallery of Art and at the Museum of Contemporary Art located within People’s Park. Walk along Mogoshan Road, where every possible surface is covered in graffiti.

Shanghai Province has many places to unwind, surrounded by natural beauty. Wander among the redwoods, gingkoes, cherry trees and flowering magnolias of the Yuyuan Gardens. Stroll through the colorful gardens of Guyi Gardens and rent a boat for a trip across its lake.

Take a daytrip out to the islands off Shanghai’s coast. Hike through the forests on Changxing or Hengsha and go bird watching at Dongtan Wetland Park on Chongming. While you are on this island, stop by Yingdong Ecological Village for boating, fishing and more bird watching.

A visit to Shanghai Province promises bright lights and big-city bustle as well as lots of nature and traditions.

Where to stay in Shanghai

InterContinental Shanghai Pudong Hotel, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Shanghai Pudong Hotel, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
777 Zhangyang Road, Pudong, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200120
The price is S$166 per night from 9 Aug to 10 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the WiFi in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (310 reviews)
"Just the breakfast quality is a bit not as good as before, the bread"

Reviewed on 28 Dec,2019

InterContinental Shanghai Pudong Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport
Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport
4 out of 5
1100 Qi Hang Road, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, Shanghai, 201207
The price is S$232 per night from 9 Aug to 10 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the property condition ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"nice place to stay !"

Reviewed on 5 Aug,2022

Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
5888 Chenhua Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai, 201619
Fully refundable
The price is S$502 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 restaurants. Popular attractions Tian Ma Country Club and Shanghai Chenshan Botanic ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (49 reviews)
Nice space for vacation
"Overall it's good. The water curtain show looks great."

Reviewed on 30 Jun,2021

Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
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.
Green Court Residence City Center Shanghai
Green Court Residence City Center Shanghai
4 out of 5
55 Beijing Xi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200003
The price is S$127 per night from 9 Aug to 10 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,242 reviews)
"Very nice and well maintained apthotel located in the city center. Staff is helpful and nice. Definitely will stay again ."

Reviewed on 29 Dec,2021

Green Court Residence City Center Shanghai
Ifc Residence
Ifc Residence
5 out of 5
8 Century Avenue Pudong Lujiazui, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200120
The price is S$215 per night from 8 Sep to 9 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (579 reviews)
"It's nice stay and very clean everywhere."

Reviewed on 6 May,2021

Ifc Residence
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, 200021
The price is S$205 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a bar/lounge. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (459 reviews)
"The breakfast was less than desirable."

Reviewed on 21 Sep,2021

Ascott Huai Hai Road 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.

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