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Ancient Chinese pagodas and tea gardens stand shoulder to shoulder with skyscrapers of glistening glass and steel in the World’s most populous city.

Shanghai’s teeming streets are home to more than 23 million people who live, work and play in its offices, restaurants, bars and gardens. An ancient colonial powerhouse which suffered through War and Revolution, the city is now in the midst of a renaissance.This is in evidence across the city, in the redevelopment of historical quarters like Xintiandi and The Bund and the feats of engineering brilliance in its gleaming financial quarter, including the Jin Mao Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.Such a crowded Metropolis is always in need of green spaces and in Shanghai, these are plentiful. The largest by far is Century Park, where you can try out some calming Tai Chi, play a relaxing round of golf or work up a sweat with an energetic walk or jog.For a glimpse of the city’s former colonial life, stroll through the refurbished Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park and explore the elite mansions and villas of the French Concession. Their European architecture and classical charm once earned Shanghai the title of ‘Paris of the Orient’.As a city of hidden streets and secret gems like the Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai is a great place to wander around and explore without too much advance planning. There is a deep spiritual undercurrent throughout the municipality, which you are welcome to embrace with a visit to Jing’An Temple or the Jade Buddha temple, home to two spectacular white jade Buddha statues.Most of the attractions in Shanghai are within half an hour’s walk of downtown, but if you are feeling a little jaded or want to stray further afield, there is an excellent public transport network. A cruise along the Huangpu River is a relaxing way to get to know the different districts, taking you past much of the historic and modern heart of the city.

Where to stay in Shanghai

Oriental Pearl Tower which includes modern architecture, a skyscraper and a city

Pudong

4/5Very Good!(109 area reviews)

Shanghai Disneyland© and Shanghai Tower are top sights in Pudong, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Pudong International Airport Station or Haitiansan Road Station to see more sights in the area.

Pudong
Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park showing a garden, a city and modern architecture

Downtown Shanghai

4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area reviews)

Known for its beautiful gardens and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Shanghai. Check out top attractions like Yu Garden and The Bund, and jump on the metro at East Nanjing Road Station or Yuyuan Garden Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Shanghai
Jing'an, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Jing'an

4/5Very Good!(16 area reviews)

Travellers choose Jing'an for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Yanchang Road Station or Circus World Station and check out top sights like Jing'an Temple.

Jing'an
Minhang, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Minhang

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

Get to know Minhang and its many features like its breweries and spas. You might want to explore sights like Jinjiang Action Park and Qibao Old Street, and you can jump on the metro at Zhuanqiao Station or Yindu Road Station to get around the city.

Minhang
Xuhui, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Xuhui

3.5/5Good!(3 area reviews)

Travellers choose Xuhui for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Shilong Road Station or Caobao Road Station and check out top sights like Shanghai Stadium.

Xuhui
Changning, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Changning

4/5Very Good!(11 area reviews)

Get to know Changning and its many features like its cafes and parks. You might want to explore sights like Zhongshan Park and Xianxia Road, and you can jump on the metro at Shuicheng Road Station or Weining Road Station to get around the city.

Changning

Top hotels in Shanghai

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
InterContinental Shanghai Jing’ An
InterContinental Shanghai Jing’ An
5 out of 5
500 Heng Feng Rd, Jing'an District, Shanghai, Shanghai
Free cancellation
The price is Rs9,231 per night

Located in Jing'an, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Jade Buddha Temple and within 3 miles (5 km) of Nanjing Road Shopping District and People's Square. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (305 reviews)

"New and clean hotel with friendly staff. But the restaurant is expensive and not so tasty."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

InterContinental Shanghai Jing’ An
Hyatt Place Shanghai Hongqiao CBD
Hyatt Place Shanghai Hongqiao CBD
5 out of 5
9 Shenhong Road, Hongqiao CBD, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is Rs5,490 per night

Located in Minhang, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Hongqiao Tiandi and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from National Exhibition and Convention Center. Qibao Old Street ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (300 reviews)

"Very nice hotel. Service was only ok though as they seem"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

Hyatt Place Shanghai Hongqiao CBD
The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi
The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi
5 out of 5
No.99 Madang Road, Luwan District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is Rs10,328 per night

Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Former French Concession and K11 Art Mall. Shanghai Museum and Xintiandi Style ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (591 reviews)

"The location is good. The hotel facilities are getting old though. The Tang Court restaurant is not as good as before."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2020

The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi

Popular places to visit in Shanghai

Shanghai Disneyland©
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Shanghai Disneyland©

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Enjoy the excitement at Shanghai Disneyland© and see why people love this theme park in Shanghai. Wander through the picturesque gardens and riverfront in this vibrant area.

The Bund
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The Bund

4.5/5(96 reviews)

The changing fortunes of this sprawling riverside walkway are symbolic of the evolution of Shanghai itself.

Nanjing Road Shopping District
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Nanjing Road Shopping District

4/5(89 reviews)

Experience the bustling energy of Shanghai’s most famous commercial street, with a pedestrian mall surrounded by traditional and luxury shopping opportunities. 

Shanghai Tower
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Shanghai Tower

4.5/5(45 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Shanghai during your trip to a well-known site such as Shanghai Tower. Experience the area's acclaimed art galleries and fascinating museums.

People's Square
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People's Square

4/5(60 reviews)

To see the modern heart of Shanghai, visit this square, a vast green space surrounded by museums and a grand theater. 

Yu Garden
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Yu Garden

4.5/5(60 reviews)

Created as a place of sanctuary over 400 years ago, Yu Yuan Gardens still provide a soothing retreat from the bustling streets of the Old Town.

Reviews of Shanghai

4.4

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Asiantraveller

3 Feb 2020

Be aware that not much Chinese people can speak English, prepare yourself with Chinese instruction/ information to give local people for help. Taxi is not easy to get, especially in short distances travel

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

22 Jan 2020

A busy and clean city, with the traditional and new features stand together. Food varieties are plenty and at very reasonable prices. Getting around is easy on Metro. People in general are helpful and considerate.

4/5 - Good

Maz

18 Jan 2020

Excellent public transport, plenty to see and do for a stopover. It's easier to travel independently here than in other parts of China.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

Not easy to shopping or take taxi if you don't have wechat or alipay.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

Amazing city especially on evening when all the lights are on, really recommend the acrobatic show if you the time.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Jan 2020

Love all about Shanghai

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