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

Hyatt Place Shanghai Tianshan Plaza
Hyatt Place Shanghai Tianshan Plaza
3.5 out of 5
#2 Tower 1 SOHO Tianshan Plaza, 421 ZiYun Road, Changning District, Shanghai, 200051
The price is NT$2,885 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (155 reviews)
Great
"Very good stay, this is my third time staying at Hyatt Place Tianshan Shanghai. I will definitely come again."

Reviewed on 2020/1/1

Hyatt Place Shanghai Tianshan Plaza
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
5 out of 5
88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200121
The price is NT$4,479 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (886 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
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong
5 out of 5
NO 988 PUMING ROAD PUDONG NEW, Shanghai, 200122
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$5,269 per night from May 19 to May 20
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, an indoor pool, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (30 reviews)
"Really nice hotel in a great location. Lots of kids running around especially around breakfast. I would prefer an adult centered hotel but nice place"

Reviewed on 2021/10/26

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong
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.
Hyatt House Shanghai New Hongqiao
Hyatt House Shanghai New Hongqiao
4 out of 5
2799 Huqingping Highway, Qingpu District, Shanghai, 201703
The price is NT$2,198 per night from May 20 to May 21
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the family amenities ...
4/5 Very Good! (15 reviews)
"Close to shopping centers. Only a hand full of hotel employees spoke English. Overall it was a good experience."

Reviewed on 2019/12/8

Hyatt House Shanghai New Hongqiao
Kempinski The One Suites Hotel Shanghai Downtown
Kempinski The One Suites Hotel Shanghai Downtown
5 out of 5
Fengyang Road, No. 601, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200041
The price is NT$4,829 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the room service in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (156 reviews)
"Staffs are friendly. The room is clean and there is washer in the suite that very convenient for us to wash and dry our winter clothes. Overall is good."

Reviewed on 2019/12/9

Kempinski The One Suites Hotel Shanghai Downtown
Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
4.5 out of 5
No 282,Huai Hai Road Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200021
The price is NT$3,412 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a bar/lounge. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (459 reviews)
"The breakfast was less than desirable."

Reviewed on 2021/9/21

Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
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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