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 Mar. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Travel
Asked by Susanne Jackson from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 19, 2019 12:49Reply
Am departing a cruise from Japan in Shanghai and staying for 1 night do I need a transit visa
or a full tourist visa. I f I go direct to airport do I still need a visa?
Asked by Steve Williams from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 18, 2019 10:45Reply
We have a cruise booked from Singapore Leaving on the 25th May Travelling to Vietnam
Then our last Destination is Hong Kong, We Arrive in Shanghai on the Monday 3rd June we then fly back to the Uk 11am on the 5th June. Do we Qualify for the 144 Hour Visa-free Transit?
Answers (1)
Answered by Miles from DENMARK | Mar. 19, 2019 01:54

For the route Singapore - Vietnam - Hong Kong - Shanghai - UK, you are qualify for 144 hours visa free transit. :)
Asked by ANGELITO CASTILLO from USA | Mar. 15, 2019 22:35Reply
Left Luggage Service at Shanghai Pudong Airport
My final destination is Manila and I arrive from Honolulu on April 2 but I have April 3-4 Beijing Tour. On April 5 I go back to SH for my final flight to Manila. Can I leave my check-in luggage in Pudong Airport while I am on tour in Beijing? If yes, where can I leave my luggage and how do I go about it. Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Christopher from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 19, 2019 01:52

Yes, you can store the luggage at Pudong Airport.
The service counter is located at:
T1: Gate No.4-5, 10-11, Departure Hall; Gate No.6-7, Arrival Hall
T2: Island A and E, Departure Hall, Exit of International Arrival Hall
Upon landing, you can easily find the right direction based on the clear English signs at PVG.
Have a nice journey!
Asked by Guest from MAURITIUS | Mar. 15, 2019 11:45Reply
Hi. Which is the best mode of transport from Shanghai to Guangzhou?
And how much it will cost please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lincoln from SINGAPORE | Mar. 19, 2019 01:48

Direct flight and bullet train are two convenient choices.
The direct flight takes around 2.5 hours.
Or take bullet train from Hongqiao Railway Station to Guangzhou South Railway Station. The duration is 7-8 hours.
Asked by Guest from MAURITIUS | Mar. 15, 2019 11:40Reply
Hi everyone. Is there any mobile accessories wholesale market in shanghai pudong?
Also, any suggestions for a good hotel nearby?
Thanks in advance
Answers (2)
Answered by Jonathan from USA | Mar. 19, 2019 01:46

Well, I can only find one named SEG electronic Market that is located at 2F, Zone B, No.598, Middle Zhejiang Road. Chunshenjiang Hotel is a nice choice for you. The price is around CNY300/night. It provides clean environment and warm service. The exact address is No.386, Middle Zhejiang Road.
Answered by Guest from MAURITIUS | Mar. 19, 2019 06:31

Thanks a lot Mr Jonathan. It’s really helpful. Thanks a lot.
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