Shanghai

Shanghai, which lies on the estuary of the Yangtze River, is a booming financial hub and also the largest and most developed Chinese city. It terms of how modern it is, this cosmopolitan metropolis is more than a match for New York or Paris, boasting a mix of Eastern and Western cultures. The futuristic panorama, bustling streets and fine cuisine are a mind-boggling onslaught on the senses.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 11°C
  • Night 3°C
  • Rain 4

Shanghai, which lies on the estuary of the Yangtze River, is a booming financial hub and also the largest and most developed Chinese city. It terms of how modern it is, this cosmopolitan metropolis is more than a match for New York or Paris, boasting a mix of Eastern and Western cultures. The futuristic panorama, bustling streets and fine cuisine are a mind-boggling onslaught on the senses.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 11°C
  • Night 3°C
  • Rain 4

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The City of Skyscrapers

With a population of over 24 million, Shanghai is the largest and most developed Chinese continental metropolis. In the early 20th century, it saw a rise to the international level and ever since it has been one of the world's most important and powerful cities. Shanghai is a tourist destination known for its historical sights and a modern, constantly evolving skyline. The city is a mixture of Eastern and Western charms, however, everything you see is in the eye of the beholder. In foreigners' eyes, Shanghai has a one-of-a-kind charm, and in the eyes of the Chinese, it certainly has a strong western touch.

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Shanghai is a city that never sleeps and there's something going on everywhere you look all day and all night long. This is a city of vibrant nightlife and many night clubs and bars stay open until the morning. In addition to all sorts of entertainment, Shanghai makes for a unique shopping experience. The city's main shopping streets, such as the nearly three-and-a-half-kilometre-long Nanjing Road, offer the latest selection of luxury goods and at many traditional outdoor markets you have a perfect opportunity to experience the old Shanghai. When you’re done shopping, treat yourself to a delicious meal, which can be found just about everywhere you go. Food is at the heart of Chinese social life, and the city’s culinary offerings are diverse and exciting. Get ready for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Shanghai's main shopping streets, such as the nearly three-and-a-half-kilometre-long Nanjing Road, offer the latest selection of luxury goods and at many traditional outdoor markets you have a perfect opportunity to experience the old Shanghai.

Another thing worth seeing is Shanghai's architecture. Over the past few decades, the city has undergone extensive renovations and changes, and now boasts the world's second-tallest skyscraper. In addition to modern architectural masterpieces, you can see some beautiful Art Deco buildings that have for the most part escaped the changes of the 20th century. And the must-see attractions also include Shanghai's many excellent museums and gardens.

Sights in Shanghai

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Shanghai Museum

A museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square in the city centre.

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Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden)

The remarkable gardens in Shanghai's Old Town have been designed in the Classical Chinese style.

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Oriental Pearl Tower

The 468-metre-high (1,536 feet) tower is the world's fifth tallest tower and boasts some stunning views.

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Zhujiajiao Water Town

The water town nicknamed the ‘Little Venice of Shanghai’ is an idyllic getaway with numerous canals, cobbled streets and bridges.

Airports

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Shanghai Hongqiao

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is a multi-award winning international airport located 13 kilometres from central Shanghai, in the western suburbs of the city. There are various transportation options to get from the airport to the city centre, including taxis, public buses, hotel shuttle buses and rented cars.

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