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Shanghai

China

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Quick Guide

  • Mandarin
  • Chinese Yuan Renminbi
  • 10 hrs
  • +8 hrs

Did you know that Shanghai was originally just a small fishing village? Today, it is the largest city in China, and there are more people living here than in the whole of New Zealand.  As soon as you arrive in Shanghai you will understand why some call it the glittering city. Bright and colorful colors are shining with full force in the evening. It is very similar to the western capitals, such as Paris and New York. For a panoramic view over the city, the best place to go is the Jin Mao Tower. It is the 18th tallest building in the world.

Families with children simply love the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. It is located right next to the Century Park, a giant complex that includes the Century Flower Clock, the Montreal Garden, and the Bamboo Forest. The thing about Shanghai is that it is always changing and venues and restaurants close all the time, so make sure to get an updated version of your destinations. Residents here are simply craving for sweet food, and the interesting thing is that more sugar is used in Shanghai than in any other city in all of China. So if you have a sweet tooth, this could be the place for you.

Shanghai Key Facts

  • Mandarin
  • Chinese Yuan Renminbi
  • 10 hrs
  • +8 hrs

Average Climate

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Nearest Airports

  • Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)
  • Shanghai Airport (SHA)
  • Hangzhou Airport (HGH) - 91 miles

Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Shanghai.

Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

Huangpu, Shanghai
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Paramount Gallery Hotel

Jing'an, Shanghai
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IFC Residence

Pudong, Shanghai
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Radisson Blu Hotel Pudong Century Park

Pudong, Shanghai
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Kerry Hotel Pudong

Pudong, Shanghai
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Central Hotel Shanghai

Huangpu, Shanghai
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Aquaspace Shanghai Serviced Apartment on The Bund

Pudong, Shanghai
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Courtyard By Marriott Shanghai Pudong

Pudong, Shanghai
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Sofitel Shanghai Hyland

Huangpu, Shanghai
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Dorsett Shanghai

Pudong, Shanghai
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Shanghai Fish Inn Bund

Huangpu, Shanghai
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Charms Hotel Shanghai

Huangpu, Shanghai
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Shanghai Skiline World Union Service Apartment

Jing'an, Shanghai
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Astor House Hotel

Hongkou, Shanghai
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Narada Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund

Huangpu, Shanghai
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