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Shanghai

Travel Guide
Oriental Pearl Tower featuring a city, skyline and night scenes

One of the world’s largest cities fuses ancient Chinese culture, colonial architecture and futuristic designs.

In 1930, Shanghai was known as the “Paris of the Orient,” the city where East meets West. War and revolution put the city into a holding pattern, but in recent decades Shanghai has experienced a renaissance, recreating itself into a global city while preserving the many treasures of its past.

To best experience Shanghai’s great balancing act between yesterday and tomorrow, hop aboard a boat cruise along the Huangpu River. On one riverbank is the Pudong area, home to some of city’s modern landmarks, including Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. In contrast to the futuristic skyline of Pudong is The Bund, on the opposite side of the river. This area has a interesting collection of art deco, neoclassical and baroque buildings .

Beyond The Bund lays the French Concession, where the historic art deco homes of the city’s former European elite are now filled with restaurants, boutiques and bars. Nearby, explore the Shikumen houses, shopping and nightlife of Xintiandi.

Take a break from the busy streets in Shanghai’s green spaces. In Century Park, the city’s largest park, cycle, play miniature golf or stroll past ornamental topiaries. Take an evening stroll along the Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park to see The Bund spectacularly illuminated on the river’s opposite bank. In the Old City, take time out to admire the koi-filled ponds in the centuries-old Yu Yuan Garden.

Shanghai’s Buddhist temples offer tranquility and insight into local culture. Visit the Jade Buddha Temple to see two enormous white jade Buddhas. An even larger jade Buddha statue, the biggest of its kind in mainland China, is at the Jing’an Temple in downtown Shanghai.

Shanghai’s efficient subway and bus systems make it easy to get around. And don’t forget to pack comfortable shoes; Shanghai is a city that rewards those who walk with glimpses into local life and access to less visited areas.

Where to stay in Shanghai

Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park
Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park
4.5 out of 5
No. 1018 Changning Road, Changning District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is NT$2,813 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Located in Changning, this luxury hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Jing'an Temple and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Jade Buddha Temple. People's Square and Shanghai Museum ...
4.3/5Excellent! (527 reviews)
"It's very convenient, the quilt is clean, the tea set is not complete, there is no free tea and coffee, some drinks need to be paid, I don't like this unclear service concept so much."

Reviewed on 2020/2/2

Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
5 out of 5
88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is NT$4,414 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Pudong, this luxury hotel is steps from IFC Mall and Shanghai World Financial Center. Shanghai Tower and Oriental Pearl Tower are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (878 reviews)
"Terrible check in process. It took almost hour and a half to check in. Room is a bit dated."

Reviewed on 2020/8/29

Grand Hyatt Shanghai
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 NT$6,884 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
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! (43 reviews)
Nice but overpriced
"Very nice location and well done, but not much to do in the area and everything was very expenive. Went to Mr Fisher for dinner however for nearly ¥1000 rmb would of expected a little more and more than 1 complimentary drink. Worth seeing but wont be returning."

Reviewed on 2021/3/24

Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
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.
Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
4 out of 5
No. 1, Lane 58, Tongchuan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is NT$1,917 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Putuo, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Daning Lingshi Park, Jade Buddha Temple, and East China Normal University. People's Square and Nanjing ...
4.3/5Excellent! (820 reviews)
"A very comfortable stay. Clean, well equipped kitchen, friendly staff and close to the metro and some good restaurants and cafes. Will defInitely come again for my next staycation :)"

Reviewed on 2021/2/14

Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
ifc residence
ifc residence
5 out of 5
8 Century Avenue Pudong Lujiazui, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is NT$5,194 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
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 2021/1/8

ifc residence
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 NT$2,375 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this spa aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nanjing Road Shopping District and People's Square. Yu Garden and Xintiandi Style ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,235 reviews)
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Reviewed on 2020/12/21

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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