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 Jun. 30, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Travel
Asked by Hitesh goel from INDIA | Jul. 12, 2019 17:39Reply
Want to visit child fair in Shanghai July 25
Planning to visit child fair on July 25 to 27 and another 3 days to explore or around area
Asked by Kathy from USA | Jul. 11, 2019 15:38Reply
We will be transiting only in Shanghai airport for 10 hours
Before our onward journey to another country. Similar way back. I understand that we dont need any visa as its only one stop and we dont need to go out, and we will be less than 24 hours inside china. Since i am again coming through china within a month, is it an issue with how many times i can transit through china within a certain period of time ?? i believe it should not be..but just wanted to make sure if i there is anything that i am not aware of..
Answers (1)
Answered by Macy from USA | Jul. 11, 2019 19:48

Hi, there is no restriction about how many times you can transit through china within a certain period of time.
Asked by Christopher from USA | Jul. 11, 2019 06:22Reply
I will have a 144 hour transit entry in Shanghai (DAD,PVG,SEA). May I visit Huangshan?
on the bullet train?
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Answered by Magda from USA | Jul. 11, 2019 19:51

According to the policy, passengers can move around Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang. If you want to go to Huangshan, you need to apply for the Chinese visa in advance.
Asked by Lee from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 11, 2019 05:50Reply
Can I leave the Shanghai and return 2 weeks later on a single 144 hour visa?
I have planned to fly to the next February. I plan to spend three days there then fly to Vietnam for 12 days, coming back to SH for a final two days before my return flight to the UK.
I plan to stay within the 144 hours limit but can I leave Shanghai and come back again on the same visa? ie is the hours cumulative or a new visa required?
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Answered by Irene from USA | Jul. 11, 2019 19:46

Actually, it is 144-hour visa-free transit, not a visa. If your route is UK-SH-Vietnam-SH-UK, then you are eligible for it.
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