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

Fairfield by Marriott Shanghai Jingan
Fairfield by Marriott Shanghai Jingan
3.5 out of 5
No 1500 Gonghe Xin Road, Jing'an District, Zhabei, Shanghai, 200085
The price is S$71 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
S$71
per night
30 Jan - 31 Jan
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (88 reviews)
Will back
"Good condotion room, very good food too. Will stay again"

Reviewed on 13 Dec,2022

Fairfield by Marriott Shanghai Jingan
The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi
The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi
5 out of 5
No.99 Madang Road, Luwan District, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200021
The price is S$225 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
S$225
per night
30 Jan - 31 Jan
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (607 reviews)
"It was a great place to stay. So close to lots of great places to eat as well."

Reviewed on 24 Jan,2023

The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi
Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
4.5 out of 5
No.59 Si Ping Road, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200080
The price is S$135 per night from 17 Feb to 18 Feb
S$135
per night
17 Feb - 18 Feb
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (269 reviews)
"I like the facilities. The front desk staff when I checked in were very nice and helpful. One staff for checking me out was not helpful. I requested caaling a taxi for me. She pushed me away saying "just use wechat" But I did not have a wechat. Then she pushed me out saying just get metro. She had ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jan,2023

Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou 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.
Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
4 out of 5
No. 1, Lane 58, Tongchuan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200333
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the property ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (821 reviews)
"A very comfortable stay. Clean, well equipped kitchen, friendly staff and close to the metro and some good restaurants and cafes. Will defInitely come again for my next staycation :)"

Reviewed on 14 Feb,2021

Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
Ifc Residence
Ifc Residence
5 out of 5
8 Century Avenue Pudong Lujiazui, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200120
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
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (460 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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