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Shanghai Tours and Holidays 2017/2018

35 Trips in Shanghai with 40 Reviews

Highlights
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – see it when face-to-face with thousands of Terracotta Warriors (or thousands of local tourists at the Forbidden City!)
  • Exploring the narrow alleyways of Shanghai's nearby water town of Xitang, you can imagine a life long lost to modernity
  • Escape to the countryside, overnight near the Great Wall at a family run guesthouse, and see this iconic structure without the masses
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Intrepid Travel

China Highlights

of 63 reviews
Get a taste of China on this short but culture-filled adventure. Travel from modern Shanghai... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Beijing
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,440 9 days View Tour
Next Departures
Nov 17 Only 2 seats left
Dec 29 Only 2 seats left
Highlights
  • Overnight at the Great Wall at a family run guesthouse, and see this iconic structure without the crowds
  • With journeys on two sleeper trains, you'll maximise your time in your destinations, get a chance to interact with locals, and see some beautiful countryside
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – see it when face-to-face with thousands of Terracotta Warriors
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Intrepid Travel
20% Discount

North China Getaway

of 31 reviews
Discover the ancient sights and modern delights of China's north. Journey from Beijing to Shanghai... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Shanghai
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,440 US$ 1,152 12 days View Tour
Next Departures
Nov 8 Only 4 seats left
Nov 22 Only 9 seats left
Highlights
  • See the best known sights in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an, as well as visiting towns that may not be quite as iconic but perhaps even more intriguing because of it
  • The Longmen Grottoes are the most stunning remnants of Northern Wei and Tang-era Buddhist art in existence, and you'll have plenty of insight into their history with a local guide
  • Visit Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Kung Fu
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Intrepid Travel

Explore China

of 18 reviews
Capture the spirit of China on this 13-day tour from Shanghai to Beijing. Stroll along... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Beijing
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,695 13 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 25 10+ seats left
Apr 15 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – see it when face-to-face with thousands of Terracotta Warriors (or thousands of local tourists at the Forbidden City!)
  • Exploring the narrow alleyways of Shanghai's nearby water town of Xitang, you can imagine a life long lost to modernity
  • Escape to the countryside, overnight near the Great Wall at a family run guesthouse, and see this iconic structure without the masses
Read More
Intrepid Travel

China Highlights & Harbin Ice Festival

of 1 review
Get a taste of China on this cultural and ice-filled adventure. Travel from modern Shanghai... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Beijing
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,620 13 days View Tour
Next Departures
Dec 29 Only 2 seats left
Jan 6 Only 1 seat left
Highlights
  • Stay in a Tulou for a unique overnight experience – these huge earthen structures are like ancient apartment buildings, where generations of the same clan can live together.
  • In Longi, hike the beautiful rice terraces that snake through the mountains of Longsheng like giant dragons, and visit hill tribe communities while surrounded by incredible views.
  • Enjoy time to sit back and relax in the dramatic karst countryside of Yangshuo – immortalised in countless traditional Chinese paintings – and try the local favourite: beerfish.
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Intrepid Travel

South China Getaway

of 14 reviews
Enter a world of both natural wonder and big city glamour. Discover friendly people, a... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Hong Kong
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,420 12 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 25 10+ seats left
Apr 22 10+ seats left
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Tucan Travel

Chinese Checkers

This is a complete checker board of China's history, culture, sights and experiences. Jump back... ... Read More

  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Shanghai
  • Operator Tucan Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,249 11 days View Tour
Next Departures
Nov 4 Only 7 seats left
Nov 18 Only 7 seats left
Highlights
  • Soak up traditional Chinese culture with an overnight tulou stay
  • Explore China's cities with like-minded travellers
  • Photograph the purple-brown rock and rich vegetation of Wuyishan
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G Adventures
7% Discount Free Cancellation

Shanghai To Hong Kong Fujian Adventure

It’s in the spaces between Shanghai and Hong Kong that you get a true taste... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Hong Kong
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,049 US$ 976 10 days View Tour
Next Departures
Nov 1 Only 4 seats left
Dec 6 Only 2 seats left
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Tucan Travel

Great Wall & Warriors

The juxtapositions on this tour couldn't be starker. In Beijing ancient wonders such as the... ... Read More

  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Shanghai
  • Operator Tucan Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,799 9 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 28 Only 7 seats left
Nov 11 Only 7 seats left
Highlights
  • Explore the mix of Shanghai's modern and historic
  • Trek along rice terraces through different villages
  • Travel along the famous Li River
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G Adventures
26% Discount Free Cancellation

Classic Shanghai To Hong Kong Adventure

Ultramodern and resolutely traditional, modern China is a land with one foot in the present... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Hong Kong
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,199 US$ 892 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 27 Only 5 seats left
Nov 10 Only 9 seats left
Highlights
  • City Tour of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai
  • Cruise the Huangpu River in Shanghai
  • See local people practicing T'ai Chi in the morning
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Trafalgar
7% Discount

Classic China Summer 2018

China's must-see cities - eclectic Beijing, buzzing Shanghai and historic Xi'an - are mixed with... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Shanghai
  • Operator Trafalgar
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,608 US$ 3,356 10 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27 Only 9 seats left
May 4 Only 9 seats left
Highlights
  • Experience one of the world’s greatest train journeys – the railway to the roof of the world, crossing incredibly mountainous and remote terrain.
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – see it first-hand with hours to explore the Great Wall.
  • Get to know Lhasa, from the architectural wonder of the former home of the Dalai Lama to the incredible atmosphere of the Jokhang Temple, the holiest in the Tibetan Buddhist world.
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Intrepid Travel

Highlights Of China And Tibet

Satisfy your curiosity for this ancient kingdom on this epic journey from the modern and ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Chengdu
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 5,470 22 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 30 Only 7 seats left
May 4 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Visit Astor House Hotel, the first western hotel in China
  • Explore Waibaidu Bridge, the only surviving all-steel camelback truss bridge in China
  • Stop at famous historic buildings including Peace Hotel, the HSBC building etc.
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Shanghai Pathways

Exploring Shanghai's The Bund Offbeat

There are lots of legends about the Bund in Shanghai, but how were the changes... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Shanghai
  • Operator Shanghai Pathways
From US$ 48 2 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Oct 21
Highlights
  • Embrace the tastes of four of China's most important food regions – from the imperial cuisine of Beijing, to the Muslim-influenced food of Xi'An, the spicy Sichuan flavours of Chengdu (a UNESCO City of Gastronomy) and the international melting pot of Shanghai.
  • Nothing beats the flavour of Peking Duck in the city where this iconic dish was born..
  • Savour the spicy flavours of Sichuan, like the fiery, tingling, tongue-numbing sensation of the famous Sichuan Pepper at Chengu’s spice market.
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Intrepid Travel

Real Food Adventure - China

of 2 reviews
Welcome to enigmatic China, where culture, history and cuisine all combine to create a truly... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Chengdu/Shanghai
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,410 12 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 29 Only 2 seats left
Apr 15 Only 10 seats left
Highlights
  • Visit to the oldest Chinese park
  • Enjoy Tai Chi, Ballroom dancing, Calisthenics, and Music performances
  • Find about the various types of tea
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Shanghai Pathways

Morning Park & Tea Market Tour

We will start our walk at the entrance of one of the oldest local Chinese... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Shanghai
  • Operator Shanghai Pathways
From US$ 48 2 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Oct 21
Highlights
  • Architectural gems and historical remains in the Former French Concession and the Old Town
  • Religious traditions and rituals introduction in a Buddhist Temple
  • Local street breakfast tasting and table manner advices
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Culture Shock Bike Tours

Shanghai Morning Bike Tour

A freshly grounded coffee and a western pastry is the least your stomach will need ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Shanghai
  • Operator Culture Shock Bike Tours
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
From US$ 70 4 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Tomorrow
Oct 22
Highlights
  • Visit Moganshan Lu M50(center of Shanghai's modern art)
  • Enjoy over 120 galleries of arts
  • Chance to meet up with artists, gallery owners
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Shanghai Pathways

M50 Contemporary Art Tours

Within the past decade, contemporary Chinese art has exploded onto the global arena. We will... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Shanghai
  • Operator Shanghai Pathways
From US$ 48 2 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Oct 21
Highlights
  • Explore the Dragon's Backbone rice terraces
  • Entry to panda conservation centre
  • Entry to the 88th floor of the Jin Mao tower in Shanghai
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Topdeck
16% Discount

Pandas To Pagodas 2017/18

Serious pandemonium right here. Well, maybe more the fluffy black and white kind. Prepare... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Chengdu/Shanghai
  • Operator Topdeck
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,375 US$ 1,987 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Today Only 3 seats left
Nov 17 Only 2 seats left
Highlights
  • Visit Xintiandi the place where the First Conference of the Communist Party was held
  • Take a glimpse of small-town Shanghai life
  • Spend some time at Tianzifang (home for several boutiques, retail stores and restaurants)
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Shanghai Pathways

2 Hours Guided Tour Throug The Classic French Concession

The French Concession was where the Good Life was to be found, along with the... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Shanghai
  • Operator Shanghai Pathways
From US$ 48 2 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Oct 21
Highlights
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Shanghai Advisor Tour
Skip the queue Free Cancellation

Best Of Shanghai Private Tour

If you want to see the very best that Shanghai has to offer, but only... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Shanghai
  • Operator Shanghai Advisor Tour
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 129 6 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Tomorrow
Oct 22
Highlights
  • Explore the Dragon's Backbone rice terraces
  • Entry to panda conservation centre
  • Entry to the 88th floor of the Jin Mao tower in Shanghai
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Topdeck
16% Discount

China Live 2018/19

Oh my China! Prepare yourself for a whirlwind adventure and sample the best that this... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Hong Kong
  • Operator Topdeck
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,178 US$ 2,661 12 days View Tour
Next Departures
Nov 13 Only 4 seats left
Dec 10 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • City tour in Prague, Vienna and Budapest
  • View the Presidential Palace and Old Town of Bratislava, the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna
  • Visit St. Vitus' Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna for a private visit, the old Hungarian capital of Esztergom, the UNESCO-listed Castle District, Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest
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Trafalgar
16% Discount

Classic China With Yangtze Cruise And Chengdu

of 9 reviews
Explore Central Europe's centres of culture and arts - three riverside cities straddling mighty rivers... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Chengdu
  • Operator Trafalgar
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 4,938 US$ 4,134 17 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 23 Only 9 seats left
Apr 13 Only 9 seats left
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Tucan Travel

Yin & Yangtze

Starting this wonderful expose of China in Beijing, we journey into the heart of China... ... Read More

  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Shanghai
  • Operator Tucan Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 4,949 16 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 28 Only 7 seats left
Mar 10 Only 7 seats left
Highlights
  • Discover Shanghai's old districts & lanes
  • Understand the Architecture design, artwork & cultural aspects
  • Meet elder residents and learn the stories of the street & neighbourhoods
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Shanghai Pathways

Southern City Backstreets Tour

Discover some of Shanghai's old districts and lanes. Walk through areas which used to be... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Shanghai
  • Operator Shanghai Pathways
From US$ 48 2 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Oct 21
Highlights
  • Spend a week soaking in Chinese culture
  • Enjoy some retail therapy in Shanghai
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong
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G Adventures
7% Discount Free Cancellation

Shanghai To Hong Kong On A Shoestring

You’d be surprised by just how much China you can squeeze into a single week... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Hong Kong
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 799 US$ 743 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Nov 8 Only 8 seats left
Mar 21 Only 6 seats left
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Shanghai Tour Reviews

4.7 - Excellent Based on 40 customer reviews
Imperrial China and Yangtze River Cruise Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
4 - Very Good
“This was our first group holiday having previously travelled around various Asian countries on our own. The holiday exceeded our expectations and we really enjoyed the experience of modern China. The organisation was good with a great balance of varied experiences. The food was excellent too.”
Imperial China Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
5 - Excellent
“This trip was far better than I expected. We saw and experienced so much of the people and culture of China and it was truly an adventure.”
Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
5 - Excellent
“The whole trip from start to finish was an experience well worth taking. Of course there were a few things which perhaps in hindsight could have been improved upon, particularly the overnight sleeper train journeys. We would have much preferred to have paid a little extra to have used the bullet train or even an extra flight wherever possible in order to have had more time to carry out sightseeing and avoid the arduous journeys. However, apart from that the holiday which was well organised by Exodus and superbly led by our tour guide, Alan Liu, (Hongbin Liu), who was absolutely brilliant. When you are on holiday, no matter who you go with, the face of the company is represented by the Tour Leader and in our instance this was Alan Liu. If we were to go back to China we would go on the understanding that the tour would again be led by Alan. He was extremely informative, funny, very well organised and knew his subject matter well. He ensured that we were at a particular venue or place at the right time so as to avoid the crowds and get the best views and this was particularly the case when we visited the Panda sanctuary at Chengdu where he timed it to perfection and we saw the Pandas at their liveliest and just before the main crowds arrived. Exodus would be so much poorer without the services of that man.”
imperial china and yangtze river cruise Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
5 - Excellent
“this holiday exceeded all of my expectations”
ACE160820 Imperial China and Yangtze river cruise Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
5 - Excellent
“This was the first group trip and first time using Exodus. Apprehensive about the busy itinerary and group dynamic. However all anxieties were quickly dispersed. Whilst the trip was busy it provided a great introduction to China.”
ACE Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
Judith Cameron Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
3 - Average
“A great trip in regards to where we went and what we saw, however the group was far too big, 17, which had an impact on pace we could go and at times it felt like we were like any other tour group being herded around which is not why I chose to go with Exodus.”
Great trip but u are in China! Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
4 - Very Good
“This is a very good trip which allows u to experience a lot of what is China. Travelling overnight trains, fighting your way thru crowds at train stations, eating in local restaurants u would not find on your own, being crushed in local markets and on subways, staying in reasonable hotels in centre of cities, crazy pedestrian and street traffic, but also seeing the wonderful sights of the Great Wall, terra cotta warriors, westernized Shanghai, Yangtze River, and Beijing to mention a few.”
Imperial China and the Yangtze River Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
4 - Very Good
“We wanted to get a real insight into China and see the great icons of the country too and this trip certainly delivered on both fronts. It was hard work at times because of the full on travel but the upside was that we saw a lot of the country and how the infrastructure works (or doesn't, with floods in Xi'ian!). Our guide Alan/Hongbin Liu was excellent - more on him later.”

About Shanghai

Shanghai (population 23.9 million),…. wait what?!? Yes, you read that right. Famous as one of the most populated cities on the planet, Shanghai has a population density of 700 people per sq. mile. Only when you get over that mind-numbing fact and apparent lack of privacy, you realize that the city has much more to offer.

Exotic Glamor or Mystic History

Shanghai looks like a city from the future with those gleaming skyscrapers and glitzy architecture, but it is not all about razzmatazz. It also presents a treasure trove of architectural styles and its mix of Buddhist temples, Jewish synagogues and Jesuit cathedrals are literally unparalleled. The Bund is the city’s most notable attraction, but places like the People’s Square, Zhujiajiao (an ancient water town), Yu Garden and the Pearl Tower Roller Coaster also tend to leave you mesmerized. Shopping is another must-do while in Shanghai. There are no half measures in terms of shopping in the city and the locals love to splurge. They aren’t called Little Capitalists by the rest of the country for nothing!

When to Go

The best time to visit Shanghai is during fall, between the months of October and November. The temperatures are comfortable and the city lacks the crowds of the peak summer season, making explorations enjoyable.

Getting Around Shanghai

The best way to explore Shanghai is to use the metro. The city presents an efficient metro system and a vast metro route that covers most major tourist attractions. Other options include buses and taxis.

Tours and activities in Shanghai

Shanghai is an ultra-modern city on the east coast of China which bristles with buildings, roads, bridges and other feats of technological progress. As the largest and the fastest growing city in China, Shanghai has come to become one of the most important business hubs in the world.

Top 3 attractions in Shanghai:

  • Visit the Bund or Waitan, a popular waterfront that sits on the colonial-era embankment along the Huangpu River. The Bund is surrounded by dozens of buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Renaissance and the ultra-modern styles of the 21st century.
  • Ride the fastest ground transportation on earth - The Shanghai Magnetic-Levitation Train which runs from Shanghai International Airport to the city at speeds of 430 km per hour.
  • Witness a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city from the top-floor observatory of Shanghai World Financial Centre. At 492 meters tall and a distinctive trapezium-shaped opening at the top, the building is unique among the skyscrapers of Shanghai.

Other things to do and see in Shanghai:

  • Explore street-food carts and sample some of the flavors and dishes of Shanghai. Popular delicacies include xiao long bao or soup dumplings, eel noodles, pan-fried dumplings, rice meal balls, scallion pancakes and soy milk custard.
  • Visit Nanjing Road East which is a vibrant shopping area with activity all hours of the day. No cars are allowed on this street and you can choose from a wide varieties of shopping options - from locally made souvenirs to international brands.
  • Dance the night away at some of Shanghai’s exceptional clubs and pubs. Shanghai has had a decadent nightlife scene since the 1930s and now the city is seen as a modern, edgy, and dynamic party destination that is sure to please even the most hardcore of clubbers.
  • Spend a relaxing time away from noise, crowds and markets at one of the many parks that are littered around the city including People’s Park, Xujiahui Park, Gongqing Forest Park, Century Park and Zhongshan Park.

The Climate of Shanghai:

  • Shanghai sits on the coast of the East China Sea and hence has a humid subtropical climate and four distinct seasons.
  • Summers (June-September) are hot and humid with typhoons and sudden heavy rains being fairly common. The average high is 30°C and the average low is around 23°C. Temperatures can shoot up to 40°C during July and August.
  • Winters (December-February) are very cold with average high of 9°C and average low of 1.5°C. Temperatures might drop below zero during late January to early February but it rarely ever snows in Shanghai.
  • Springs and autumns are mild with little rain. Average temperature measure 18-22°C during the day and 10-14°C during the night.
  • Shanghai does not have a dry season and is constantly moist with rainfall all year round.

Currency:

  • The official currency of China is Renminbi (Yuan) and most businesses will not accept foreign currencies. Those that do accept foreign currencies might give you a lower exchange-rate than banks. Hence, it is advisable that you change currency beforehand.
  • China is predominantly a cash society so dealing in real money is the easiest and the most efficient way to do business. However, it is smart to carry a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) that can be used in China.

Although Shanghai is not known for “must-see” sights like those in other big cities like Paris or Rome, there are plenty of things to do and see in this humongous city. The joys of Shanghai are the sights and the sounds of this megalopolis where everyday life bathes in its bewildering variety.

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