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 Aug. 19, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Travel
Asked by Majo from BELGIUM | Aug. 19, 2019 03:23Reply
from Belgium to PVG, train to Suzhou and back to PVG to leave with MU to TYO
Is this oké for 144 visa free ?
Asked by ROCKIT | Aug. 18, 2019 20:00Reply
I am wishing to camp within 1-3 hour train trip from Shanghai
Would prefer forest/ river/ lake site that is accessible by foot as wont have any transport.

Asked by Michael from HONG KONG, CHINA | Aug. 16, 2019 22:58Reply
Shanghai Metro 9 journey time and fare
How long does it take from Dapuqiao to Lantian Station? How much is the fare?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emile from USA | Aug. 18, 2019 19:39

It takes around 25 minutes with CNY4 per person.
Asked by Kay Lesley Benson from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 16, 2019 01:11Reply
We arrive in Shanghai on Singapore airlines 25th August 2019.
We then depart on 26th August on a Princess Cruise. Do we need Visas for this short overnight hotel stay in the city?
Answers (2)
Answered by Emma from USA | Aug. 18, 2019 19:43

Where do you leave for? If it is a different country or region, then you are eligible for 24-hour visa-free transit. And you need to apply for the stay permit if you leave the airport.
Answered by Kay Benson from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 19, 2019 23:08

We are booked into a hotel overnight. Then we board the Princess Cruise travelling to Busan South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore the Darwin Australia, then back to Sydney.
Asked by Shuchi from INDIA | Aug. 15, 2019 13:46Reply
Travelling from Auckland to Delhi via Shanghai on Indian passport
Hi there,
I have an Indian passport and i am travelling from New Zealand to India via SH. the transit time is less than 19hrs but do i need transit visa? also, I was planning to explore the city instead of wasting my time at the Airport, please let me know I would need considering i'm leaving the Airport
Answers (1)
Answered by Paul from CANADA | Aug. 18, 2019 19:36

You are eligible for 24-hour visa-free transit. If you want to leave the airport, you need to apply for a stay permit when you landing at the airport.
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