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.
 
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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:


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Questions & Answers on Shanghai Travel
Asked by rod herrera | Jan. 17, 2019 16:38Reply
Visa if you are staying 24 hours in Shanghai? - We are US citizens
We are United States citizens and arrive at 6pm, and leave on our cruise ship the next day at 10am. We will stay overnight in a hotel. Do we need a Visa or does it fall into the 72 hour rule with no Visa? Please advise.
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Answered by Taylor from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 17, 2019 17:22
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No, you don't need a visa. You can enjoy the 72 hours visa free policy.
Asked by Jan sharif ahmad from PAKISTAN | Jan. 17, 2019 05:43Reply
I want to know about Muslim ( halal ) restaurant near to Shanghai Puyuan wool market
I am from Pakistan
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Answered by Jackson from SINGAPORE | Jan. 17, 2019 17:22
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Do you refer to Puyuan Wool Market in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province?
If yes, I know one halal food restaurant that is located at No.26, Shigongguan, Qihong Road, Puyuan Town. Hope you like.
Asked by Mobolade Adedipe from NIGERIA | Jan. 16, 2019 09:46Reply
Going from Shanghai to changzhou Jiangsu
How do I get to Yulong North Road, Xinbei district, changzhou, JIANGSU FROM pudong airport.
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Answered by Flora from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 17, 2019 01:08
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Take a coach from Pudong Airport to Changzhou Bus Station first.
The bus schedules are 09:40, 11:15, 13:10, 15:05, 17:05, 19:10 and 20:35. The ticket fare is CNY130 per person. The duration is 4 hours. After arriving, take a taxi to your destination.
Asked by jeff mcfarland from CANADA | Jan. 15, 2019 12:09Reply
toronto to Hong Kong with a layover in Shanghai. flying with China Eastern
when I arrive in Shanghai will I need to claim and re-check my luggage for my flight to HK?
both flights are with China Eastern
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Answered by Jason from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 15, 2019 19:59
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No, you don't need to collect and re-check the luggage. But you need to finish Customs Health Quarantine, Immigration Inspection and Security Check.
Asked by Harry KNAGGS from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 14, 2019 21:17Reply
Zip Code for Yishan Road, Xujiahui, Shanghai
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Answered by Tyler from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 15, 2019 19:57
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You can try to use 200233.
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