The definitive metropolis

The People's Square is at the heart of Shanghai and a terrific place to begin adventuring. You’ll see Tai Chi, Martial Arts and explore many green spaces, landmarks and iconic buildings nearby. Trawling through the markets in Shanghai is a great way to take in all the history and culture that boils beneath the surface. You’ll find pearls, lengths of silk, fresh seafood, hot dumplings, lotuses and countless other treasures. The Shanghai World Financial Centre is a sleek, soaring beauty offering excellent aerial views. The thick vein of the Huangpu River traces through Shanghai providing an ideal route by which to orient yourself with the city.

What you'll need

A visa, a passport with six months validity and two consecutive blank pages

Best time to go

March to May during Spring

Travel tip

Watch out for thieves, especially on Nanjing Road promenade

Essentials to pack

Plenty of clothing for your trip as many stores do not sell Western sized clothing

Top sights

Check out some of the most impressive landmarks, adrenaline-pumping activities, inspiring views and fascinating exhibits this city has on offer.

1Huangpu River
2Shanghai Museum
3Yu Garden
4World Financial Center
5Shanghai Happy Valley
6The Oriental Pearl TV Tower
7Shanghai Circus World
8Watertown — Zhujiajiao
9Nanjing Road

Shanghai Hotels

Whether you want prime location, superior views or budget bliss, we can help you find the accommodation that suits your every need.


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