Shanghai Travel Guide

Pudong Seen from the Bund
Pudong Seen from the Bund
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Shanghai, Hu for short, is a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, it serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, and cultural center in East China. Also it is a popular travel destination for visitors to sense the pulsating development of the country.

In addition to its modernization, the city's multicultural flair endows it with a unique glamour. Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional , and the western and the oriental.

New skyscrapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined and formed the city's culture, making a visitor's stay memorable.

International tourists from 53 countries now enjoy the 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

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Shanghai serves as an important air, rail, road and water transport hub in eastern China. The frequent flights, trains and buses make one's travel a breeze. The urban transportation is also quite satisfactory. Despite the traffic jam that do happen occasionally, the convenient taxis, buses, metro trains etc. can take you to any corner of the city.
Shanghai Food
Shanghai's restaurants are among the finest in the country, offering quality food and superior service. The city has a plethora of food delights focusing on the traditions of Beijing, Sichuan, Hunan, Guangzhou and of course the local Benbang dishes. If visitors are homesick for Western food, this is also available  in the downtown area.

Shanghai Shopping
Known as the 'Oriental Paris', Shanghai is a shopper's paradise. There are various bustling commercial streets and shopping centers waiting for the shopaholic. One of the musts for visitors is the Nanjing Road. Huaihai Road intrigues those with modern and fashionable tastes, while North Sichuan Road meets the demands of ordinary folk. Xujiahui Shopping Center, Yuyuan Shopping City and Jiali Sleepless City are also thriving and popular destinations.

Shanghai Nightlife
Shanghai is fascinating for night owls. The Bund is an absolute must for visitors. The rippling Huangpu River, characteristic buildings on the west bank and extraordinarily futuristic skyscrapers on the east bank all become more enchanting adorned in sparkling colored lights at night. A night cruise on the Huangpu River is highly recommended. For art lovers, the Grand Theater and Oriental Art Center will delight a visitor's taste. For those seeking relaxation, the ideal choice should be Hengshan Road and Xin Tian Di which are thronged with a variety of nightclubs, discos and bars.

This part features practical tips for visitors to quickly know the outlines of the city and smooth visitors' sightseeing, business or life in the city. Here lists the topics concerned:

- Last modified on May. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Travel
Asked by Dave Coe from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 25, 2019 09:40Reply
Punk in Shanghai
Hi, Are there any punk bars In Shanghai? Or venues? Has Specters 2 closed down as well. Thanx Dave
Asked by Hai Aun ONG from MALAYSIA | May. 22, 2019 04:02Reply
Shanghai to Zhujiajiao for elderly people
What is the best way for 2 elderly people and 2 young adults?
(besides taking a taxi)?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jack from USA | May. 22, 2019 21:01

You can take Metro Line 17 to Zhujiajiao Station firstly. Get out of the Exit 1 and then take a taxi to the old town.
Asked by Eric from USA | May. 20, 2019 12:29Reply
Does 72-Hour Free Visa apply in Shanghai?
Hello, I travel from USA to Cambodia from June 7 until June 18. I am flying from Cambodia to Shanghai on June 10, and back to Cambodia on June 11. Does the 72 Hour free visa still apply here?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 22, 2019 20:57

The policy is 144-hour free visa transit now but your itinerary is not eligible since it requires to transit to a third country.
Asked by ONG Hai-Aun from MALAYSIA | May. 20, 2019 06:28Reply
What is the distance from Zhujiajiao train station to the ancient city near the river?
What is the best mode of transport for elderly people?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jeremy from AUSTRALIA | May. 21, 2019 19:20

It's about 2km and it is better to take a taxi for the elderly people. The cab fare is about CNY15.
Asked by Rosalind from SINGAPORE | May. 19, 2019 20:24Reply
How to travel from Pudong Airport to Shanghai Marriot City Center hotel any train ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Banner from AUSTRALIA | May. 20, 2019 20:30

Take Subway Line 2 East Extension Line to Guanglan Road and transfer to Metro Line 2 to People's Square. Get out of the Exit 8 and walk north about 500m to the hotel.
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