Book an adventure to Shanghai and explore China’s east coast. This highly populated city sits roughly halfway between Guangzhou and Beijing. A holiday in Shanghai could mean a ride on the Maglev—the world’s fastest train—or a stroll in Fuxing Park. Take a step back in time and learn about the city’s history at the Shanghai Museum, and find some peace and quiet at the Jade Buddha Temple. While you’re visiting, sip tea at Yu Garden, make a splash at Shanghai City Beach, and scan the skyline for the Shanghai World Financial Center—one of the tallest buildings in the world. From sampling the local cuisine to browsing the markets, you just might end up extending your stay.
Hotels and Accommodation
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Travelling by air? Book your flight to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), which is roughly 40 km southeast of the city centre. To get to your holiday spot, hire one of our Shanghai rental cars in advance, take the Maglev train, or hop in an airport shuttle. Taxis service the airport terminal, too.
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Geography and architecture
The city of Shanghai is divided in two by the Huangpu River, and the two sides of the city show two different sides to this fascinating city. Puxi, the West side, is the perfect place to explore the old town and its traditional buildings. Take time to wander through the old colonial buildings on the waterfront in the area known as The Bund and enjoy a traditional glass of tea. A short ferry ride takes you across the river to Pudong, Shanghai’s new town, which has some of the most exciting modern architecture in the world. To see this sight at its best, why not enjoy a river cruise on the Huangpo?
Whichever side of the river you choose to stay on, the city’s excellent metro system and other public transport options mean that you will be in easy reach of all the major sights directly from your hotel's doorstep.
So much to see and do
With such a huge population to cater for, Shanghai has no shortage of things to see and do. If you love shopping, the number of major brands that have opened flagship stores here will blow you away—the IFC mall and Cloud Nine Plaza are just two great shopping venues that are well worth a visit.
If you looking for art, head to the Art Community at 50 Moganshan Road, where over a hundred artists have open studios for you to browse at your leisure.
Or if live action is more your thing, take in a game at Hongkou Football Stadium, or see what’s on at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre, which hosts both aquatic and ice-based events.