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Shanghai
Travel Guide

Shanghai

China’s largest city excites with its art, history, culture and architecture and dazzles with the beauty of its natural surroundings.

Magnificent temples, vast museums, fascinating architecture and plenty of big-city thrills, Shanghai Province has lots going on to keep you entertained and engaged. Investigate the city's art scene, visit ancient shrines and explore the nearby islands.

A good way to start your visit is with a walk along the Bund, Shanghai’s historic waterfront. It features some of the city’s most recognizable buildings. Note the different architectural styles, including art deco, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. They contrast markedly with the modern skyscrapers of Pudong, which lie across the Huangpu River. These towering structures are an even more fascinating sight when they are lit up at night. Another example of stunning architecture is the vast Shanghai Exhibition Center in Jing’an.

Among the city’s most beautiful and intriguing buildings are its temples. In the western part of Shanghai, find tranquility at the Jade Buddha temple, an early 20th-century place of worship that houses two jade Buddha statues. See one of Shanghai District’s most impressive temple complexes in the town of Nanxiang. The Yun Xiang Si Temple encompasses seven temples, a scripture library and a large hall for up to 700 worshippers.

The beauty of Shanghai’s architecture is also mirrored in its art. Browse examples of Asian contemporary art at the Shanghai Gallery of Art and at the Museum of Contemporary Art located within People’s Park. Walk along Mogoshan Road, where every possible surface is covered in graffiti.

Shanghai Province has many places to unwind, surrounded by natural beauty. Wander among the redwoods, gingkoes, cherry trees and flowering magnolias of the Yuyuan Gardens. Stroll through the colorful gardens of Guyi Gardens and rent a boat for a trip across its lake.

Take a daytrip out to the islands off Shanghai’s coast. Hike through the forests on Changxing or Hengsha and go bird watching at Dongtan Wetland Park on Chongming. While you are on this island, stop by Yingdong Ecological Village for boating, fishing and more bird watching.

A visit to Shanghai Province promises bright lights and big-city bustle as well as lots of nature and traditions.

Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Central
Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Central
4 out of 5
338 Heng Feng Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is NZ$125 per night from 24 Apr. to 25 Apr.
Located in Jing'an, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Shanghai Natural History Museum, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nanjing Road Shopping District and Jing'an ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (679 reviews)
Excellent
"Very clean well appointed rooms, nice amenities and courteous staff."

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Central
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
5888 Chenhua Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai
The price is NZ$438 per night from 26 Apr. to 27 Apr.
This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Tian Ma Country Club and Shanghai Chenshan Botanic Gardens. Sheshan Observatory ...
4.3/5Excellent! (37 reviews)
"Did a two-day staycation in light of not being able to travel during covid and chose this hotel because it it’s unique design. Property is beautiful and excellently maintained. Staff are very kind. Did buffet breakfast at the G floor restaurant, room service for lunch, and dinner at the B15 restaurant ..."

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2021

Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
The Kunlun Jing An
The Kunlun Jing An
4.5 out of 5
No 250 Hua Shan Road, Jing An District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is NZ$137 per night from 8 May to 9 May
Located in Jing'an, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Jing'an Temple, and within 3 mi (5 km) of People's Square and Nanjing Road Shopping District. The ...
4.4/5Excellent! (192 reviews)
"Great location, nice staff. but keep in mind, hot tub is only for adults not suitable for children"

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020

The Kunlun Jing An
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ifc residence
ifc residence
5 out of 5
8 Century Avenue Pudong Lujiazui, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is NZ$273 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Located in Pudong, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shanghai World Financial Center and Oriental Pearl Tower. Shanghai Tower and Jin Mao ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (575 reviews)
"Great location at IFC mall. Right in Lujiazui. Quiet. Pool on top floor with great view."

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

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Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
4 out of 5
98 Shou Ning Road, 200021 Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Huai Hai Road Shopping District, People's Square and Xintiandi Style Shoppping Centre. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (817 reviews)
Fraser Residence Shanghai
"So far so good. Nice and clean, 2 bedroom unit is just nice for us. Friendly and helpful staff well verse in Mandarin and English. Kitchenette is equipped with basic cookware, dish washing detergent and sponge. The only thing lack of is bigger bowl. If cook something with soup, you can only serve ..."

Reviewed on 18 Dec. 2019

Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
Green Court Residence City Center, Shanghai(Original name: Green Court Serviced Apartment-People’s Square)
Green Court Residence City Center, Shanghai(Original name: Green Court Serviced Apartment-People’s Square)
4 out of 5
55 Beijing Xi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is NZ$118 per night from 22 Apr. to 23 Apr.
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this spa aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of West Nanjing Road and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's Square and Yu ...
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Reviewed on 21 Dec. 2020

Green Court Residence City Center, Shanghai(Original name: Green Court Serviced Apartment-People’s Square)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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