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.

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Tour Planning

Things to Do & Places to Visit

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.

Best Time to Visit
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:

Suburban Districts

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- Last updated on May. 09, 2023 by Kina Lu -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Travel
Asked by Jane from SINGAPORE | May. 26, 2023 05:01Reply
24-hour visa-free transit permit at Pudong airport
We are flying from Hong Kong to Jeju Korea transit at Pudong Shanghai. We are taking a connecting flight and may need to check out and check in again at Pudong Airport at the same terminal. Do we need to apply for a 24-hour visa-free transit permit ? If so, where and how to apply for that?
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Answered by Frank | May. 28, 2023 20:42

Hi, you are completely eligible for the 24-hour visa free transit. You don't need to apply for any permit if you don't exit the airport and you can just transit without a visa.
Asked by Gemma from AUSTRALIA | May. 08, 2023 23:04Reply
Do I quality for 144 hours visa free?
1. My itinerary is Sydney - Shanghai (stop over for 5 days) - Tokyo (stop over for 5 days) - Shanghai (airport transit 2-5 hours) back to Sydney? Do I qualify for 144 hours free visa?

2. On the way back from Tokyo to Shanghai, do I qualify for another 144 hours for the second time before I fly back to Sydney? I just want to know if 144 hours visa free is only applicable for 1 way traffic only.


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Answered by Jenny | May. 09, 2023 20:08

Yes, your two journeys are both eligible for the 144-hour visa-free transit. There is no limit of your transit times.
Asked by RSCZ | May. 01, 2023 05:05Reply
how to get to national exhibition and convention center shanghai from pvg? By taxi? Which app?
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Answered by Jesse | May. 04, 2023 19:11

Well, you can reach by Metro Line 2 directly. Take Metro Line 2 from the airport to East Xujing Station, and exit from Exit 5, then you can see your destination. It takes about 2 hours to get.
Asked by Rommel from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 20, 2023 23:04Reply
What is the zip code for this address; 上海市闵行区龙龙茗路1467弄28?
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Answered by Jenny | Apr. 25, 2023 02:00

It's 201101.
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