Shanghai Travel Guide
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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Tickets & Activities
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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'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.
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 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 Nov. 15, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Travel
Asked by Selby Thomas
from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 12, 2019 03:44Reply
Zip code for address in Shanghai
Hello I am looking for the exact zip code to send something to West Bank Building，Ruining Road, Xuhui District, China. Is it adequate to just use 20000?
Answered by Gabby
from THAILAND | Nov. 14, 2019 18:46
You can write 200032.
Asked by Ellen
from USA | Nov. 11, 2019 17:09Reply
NEED FOR 144 HOUR TRAVEL FREE VISA
We will arrive Shanghai via a cruise ship Saturday 2 May 2020 and staying at a hotel. We will depart 5 May 2020 flight to the USA. We have valid US passports. Are we eligible for the 144 hour free travel visa . We plan on sightseeing in Shanghai only.
Answered by Nicholes
from SINGAPORE | Nov. 13, 2019 19:16
You are eligible for 144 hour visa free transit provided that your cruise departs from the third country - Shanghai - USA(or other different country).