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Travelling Shanghai - Tours and Trips in Shanghai

Shanghai Tours and Holidays 2018/2019

With a whopping 23 million people calling China’s industrial hub home, Shanghai is known for being the busier, brusquer sibling to smaller, friendlier Beijing. However, the cosmopolitan element of Shanghai has travellers flocking to see how traditional Chinese housing sits alongside art-deco, Parisian and Tudor architecture. The unexpected level of ‘East meets West&...

34 Trips in Shanghai with 42 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 View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 3 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,473 9 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 9 Only 5 seats left
Mar 16 Only 5 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
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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 View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 3 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,495 US$ 1,349 12 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 14 10+ seats left
Mar 28 10+ 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 View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 3 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,603 13 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 15 Only 4 seats left
May 6 Only 3 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 View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 3 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,603 13 days View Tour
Next Departures
Dec 28 Only 4 seats left
Jan 5 10+ seats 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
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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 View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 3 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,495 US$ 1,349 12 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 25 Only 6 seats left
Apr 22 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • A comprehensive China itinerary covering its length and breadth
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Exodus

Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise

of 23 reviews
The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors and Giant Pandas - China's iconic sights... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Shanghai View Map
  • Operator Exodus Active 6 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,053 19 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 31 Only 5 seats left
Apr 21 Only 8 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 View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 3 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 5,197 22 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 30 Only 1 seat left
Jul 6 Only 3 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
19% 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 View Map
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,099 US$ 887 10 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 10 Only 10 seats left
Mar 14 Only 5 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
Jan 19
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
19% 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 View Map
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,199 US$ 968 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 17 10+ seats left
Mar 30 Only 5 seats left
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
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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 View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 3 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,450 US$ 2,212 12 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 15 Only 9 seats left
May 6 Only 6 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
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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 View Map
  • Operator Trafalgar
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,818 US$ 3,437 10 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27 Only 9 seats left
May 4 Only 9 seats left
Highlights
  • Discover Shanghai's bright lights, fevered trade and frenetic pace, which provides a glimpse into modern China.
  • Stoll the canals, alleys, and bridges of Zhouzhuang, the Venice of the East, much like Marco Polo did almost 800 years ago.
  • Learn about the endangered (and adorable) giant pandas’ struggle for survival, and get up close to these unique creatures in Chengdu.
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Peregrine Adventures

Yangzi & Beyond

This trip weaves together China’s most famous icons. Shanghai’s bright lights, fevered trade and frenetic ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Beijing View Map
  • Operator Peregrine Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,395 15 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 24 Only 4 seats left
May 8 Only 1 seat 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
Jan 19
Highlights Read More
Tucan Travel

Fine China

Travel from Beijing to Shanghai, exploring some of China's most important sites. You will visit ... Read More

  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Shanghai View Map
  • Operator Tucan Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,599 13 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 10 Only 7 seats left
Mar 24 Only 7 seats left
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
Jan 19
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
Jan 20
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
Jan 19
Highlights
  • Experience one of the most awe inspiring spectacles on the planet.
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Exodus

Harbin Ice & Snow Festival

The Harbin Ice Festival in northeast China's Heilongjiang province is truly one of the most... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Beijing View Map
  • Operator Exodus Active 6 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,553 12 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 7 Only 8 seats left
Jan 21 Only 8 seats left
Highlights
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Shanghai Advisor Tour
Free Cancellation

A Bite Of Shanghai Half Day Small Group Tour

Savor the taste of Shanghai’s famous ‘xiaolongbao’ (soup dumplings), street wanton, steam chicken, roast duck... ... Read More
  • Starts Shanghai
  • Operator Shanghai Advisor Tour
From US$ 75 5-6 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Tomorrow
Jan 20
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
Jan 19
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
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 View Map
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 759 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 21 Only 8 seats left
May 9 Only 6 seats left
Highlights
  • Former French Concession
  • Old Town
  • The Bund
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Wheely Bike Tours

Shanghai Highlight Tour

Cruise the dynamic streets of China's most vibrant city by bicycle and experience the energy... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Shanghai
  • Operator Wheely Bike Tours
From US$ 61 3,5 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 20
Jan 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
14% 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 View Map
  • Operator Topdeck
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,464 US$ 2,108 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 15 Only 3 seats left
Apr 12 Only 3 seats left
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Shanghai Tour Reviews

4.6 - Excellent Based on 42 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.”

Shanghai - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

With a whopping 23 million people calling China’s industrial hub home, Shanghai is known for being the busier, brusquer sibling to smaller, friendlier Beijing. However, the cosmopolitan element of Shanghai has travellers flocking to see how traditional Chinese housing sits alongside art-deco, Parisian and Tudor architecture. The unexpected level of ‘East meets West’ in Shanghai is part of what makes it so fascinating. A visit to Shanghai will introduce you to China’s most capitalist yet creative city. 

Travel Highlights

  • Stroll along the Bund, Shanghai’s financial center, and take in the art-deco and neoclassical buildings. Shop in the exclusive boutiques, have a coffee and snap a shot of the Pudong skyline.
  • Explore the ‘Old Town’ for a sense of traditional China.
  • The neighbourhoods of the French Concession offer the best of laid-back entertainment from retail therapy to fine food.
  • See a Buddha carved from pure jade at the aptly named Jade Buddha Temple.
  • For those wanting to seek out Shanghai’s edgier side, head to M50 design space.
  • The Yuyuan Gardens are an unmissable experience of fine Chinese landscaping. Avoid the weekend for a peaceful visit.
  • Shanghai Tower is China’s tallest building - no easy feat.
  • Shanghai Museum perfectly displays Chinese history for all.

Travel Tips

  • Avoid the heat and crowds of summer and visit Shanghai in early spring (March to May) or fall (September to November).
  • Tipping is becoming more common in Shanghai. Though 5% tip is sufficient in restaurants.
  • Street food is second-to-none in Shanghai. Make the most of it if you need to watch your budget.
  • If eating alone, ask for ‘Xiao Pan’. You’ll be given smaller, cheaper portions suitable for one.
  • The Shanghai Metro is huge but also quick and easy to use and machines have an English option.
  • Get a transport card and recharge it to use on buses, ferries, metros and even taxis.
  • Drink bottled water.
  • If you have respiratory problems, consider bringing a mask to fight the fog.

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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