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Shanghai

Travel Guide
Shanghai

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.

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 ¥11,019 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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 Feb 2, 2020

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 ¥14,698 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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 Aug 29, 2020

Grand Hyatt Shanghai
J Hotel, Shanghai Tower
J Hotel, Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Tower, No. 126 Dong Tai Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
Located in Pudong, this hotel is steps from Shanghai Tower and Jin Mao Tower. Oriental Pearl Tower and The Bund are also within 1 mi (2 km). Shangcheng Road ...
J Hotel, Shanghai Tower
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 ¥7,511 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
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 Feb 14, 2021

Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai
ifc residence
ifc residence
5 out of 5
8 Century Avenue Pudong Lujiazui, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is ¥20,549 per night from Aug 7 to Aug 7
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 Jan 8, 2021

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 ¥8,932 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 14
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 Dec 21, 2020

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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