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Shanghai
Travel Guide

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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
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The price is HK$604 per night from 9 May to 9 May
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 ...
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Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Central
Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport
Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport
4 out of 5
The price is HK$709 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Located in Pudong, this hotel is within 20 miles (32 km) of Shanghai Disneyland©, Shanghai New International Expo Centre and Century Park. Shanghai Zhangjiang ...
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Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is HK$2,611 per night from 11 May to 11 May
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 ..."

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ifc residence
ifc residence
5 out of 5
8 Century Avenue Pudong Lujiazui, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is HK$1,585 per night from 19 May to 19 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)
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VK House No.1 Near Jiaotong Uni.
VK House No.1 Near Jiaotong Uni.
2 out of 5
Located in Changning, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Xujiahui Shopping District and within 3 miles (5 km) of Zhongshan Park and Jing'an Temple. ...
VK House No.1 Near Jiaotong Uni.
PRIMUS Residence Shanghai Hongqiao
PRIMUS Residence Shanghai Hongqiao
4 out of 5
The price is HK$735 per night from 4 Jun to 4 Jun
Located in Qingpu, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from National Exhibition and Convention Center, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Shanghai Zoo and Jing'an Temple. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)
"Awesome service! Greatly recommend!"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2019

PRIMUS Residence Shanghai Hongqiao
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