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About Shanghai

In Shanghai, known as the “Paris of the East,” the cultures from East and West are intertwined to create the city’s cosmopolitan style. What was once the ten-mile Shanghai International Settlement, established by the British in conjunction with Americans and French living along the Huangpu River in present-day Puxi, the metropolis currently develops and changes every day. There are historical and cultural architectural wonders lining the Bund and Xintiandi, as well as fashionable attractions in Pudong, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Disneyland Resort. Young creative souls can go to the Former French Concession’s Tianzifang and 1933 Laoyangfang (a former slaughterhouse turned into unique shops and art galleries) to experience what the area was once like centuries ago. The fashionable can walk up and down Nanjing Xi Shopping Street to their hearts’ content. Foodies can go to the Chenghuang (City God) Temple in the Yu Garden complex to try Shanghai delicacies. Shanghai is a multifaceted place no one will regret visiting.

Popular Attractions in Shanghai

Shanghai Disney Resort
150,915 Reviews
Theme Park
As the first Disney resort in mainland China, Shanghai Disney Resort is a world-class family entertainment destination. It features Shanghai Disneyland Park, an entertainment district, two themed hotels, recreational facilities, a lake, and associated transportation hubs. One unique aspect about Shanghai Disney is the way the park incorporates Chinese tastes into its design. With plenty to do and fun for people of all ages, the Shanghai Disney Resort is certainly one of the city’s premiere attractions.
Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower
92,033 Reviews
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Modern Architecture
The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower is arguably the most recognizable feature on Shanghai’s skyline. Situated across the Huangpu River from the Bund, the Oriental Pearl tower stands 468 m to the top of its antenna spire. Completed in 1994, it has come to symbolize China’s modernization and emergence on the global scene. Visitors travel up and down the Oriental Pearl Tower in double-decker elevators that can hold up to fifty people. Located on the tower’s lower levels is the Shanghai Municipal History Museum. Given its iconic status, this is certainly a can’t-miss attraction.
Shanghai Wild Animal Park
63,157 Reviews
Opened in 1995, the Shanghai Wild Animal Park was one of the first AAAAA (highest-rated) tourist attractions in China. Visitors can see more than 10,000 exotic animals, most of which are rare wildlife, including giant pandas, snub-nosed monkeys, takins, crested ibis, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, white rhinos, and cheetahs. The park is divided into drive-through and pedestrian areas. The drive-through portions are modeled on safari parks where animals roam through natural habitats. Another popular attraction is the park’s tiger feeding pen where you can witness up close giant tigers. With lots to see and do, the Shanghai Wild Animal Park is fun for people of all ages.
Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park
16,346 Reviews
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Shanghai Transportation

Flights ; There are 2 airports in Shanghai. Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Shanghai Pudong International Airport caters to international flights and there are direct flights to almost every part of the world. The Hongqiao Airport serves the domestic flights.

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Best Experience in Shanghai

Stroll along the bund, admiring its skyscrapers and buildings and reminiscing on what Shanghai used to be and what it is now. Visit Disneyland Park, the fairytale kingdom; pondering upon the antiquated architecture of Cheng Huang City temple and savor the long established traditional desserts. From the top of Oriental Pearl Radio and TV Tower, one could view the whole skyline of the city and its financial center. Of course there is also the romance of Old Shanghai. Shikumen and its myriad architectures and the French Concession are also top places to visit. The nightlife in this city is vibrant and varied. Have a drink in an open air pub at the Bund and enjoy the unique charm of Shanghai.

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Helpful Information about Shanghai
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UTC +8
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Mar-May, September-October
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Shanghai Weather

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Shanghai from March to May has mild weather and is the best travelling season. From June to late July would be the monsoon season where you will experience lots of rainfall and gloomy days. Come July to September, Shanghai is at its hottest, so you have to avoid getting sunburnt, this is also the period where there may be the occasional hurricane and you have to be prepared for it. Autumn sets in from September to October where the weather is cool and comfortable, and it also happens to be the freshwater crab season. December to March is the off peak season and that is when the weather turns into sub-zero coldness and it is strongly recommended that you avoid travelling there during this duration.

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I recommended Dongtan Wetland Park, Guyi Garden, Gongqing National Forest Park, Huangpu River, Dishui Lake.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Shanghai: Jesse Restaurant, Yong Fu, Dong Tai Xiang Sheng Jian Guan ( Chongqing Bei Road ), 1886 Qi Che Theme De Guo Restaurant (The Bund), Chongqing Gao Lao Jiu Hot Pot (People's Square).
Here are the best places to visit in Shanghai, including: Shanghai Happy Valley, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Shanghai World Financial Center, Madame Tussauds Shanghai, Yu Garden.