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:

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- Last modified on Nov. 14, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Travel
Asked by Roger from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 13, 2018 18:58Reply
Which shuttle bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Riverview Hotel on the Bund?
We arrive at airport at 06:35
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Answered by Walden from ITALY | Nov. 14, 2018 17:20

First, you can take the metro line 2 at the airport and get off at Century Avenue Station. Then transfer to take the metro line 9 and get off at Xiaonanmen Station. Finally, get out from Exit 3 and go on walking about 900 – 950 meters to the hotel.
Asked by Vic from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 11, 2018 23:18Reply
Going in Shanghai on Jan 4 2019 just overnight and we will be on princess cruises in the next day.
Are we qualify to get 144 hours free visa? Where to apply it?
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Answered by Rebecca from USA | Nov. 12, 2018 17:46

If you leave Shanghai for the third country by ship, you are eligible for 144 hours free visa. And you don't need do any procedures.
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