Shanghai Travel Guide


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Plan Your Shanghai Vacation

Until 1842, the "City Above the Sea" was a small fishing village. After the first Opium War, the village was carved up into autonomous concessions administered concurrently by the British, French, and Americans. As the most Westernized city in China after Hong Kong, Shanghai is at the forefront of China's modernization. Nearly a quarter of the world's construction cranes stand in this city. Still, architectural remnants of a colonial past survive along the winding, bustling streets.


Shanghai Hotels

Increasing competition means there are bargains to be had, especially during the low season from November through March.... read more


Shanghai Restaurants

Shanghainese food is fairly typical Chinese, with dark, sweet, and oily dishes served in great abundance. The plates can be... read more

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Shanghai Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Shanghai

    Skyline Views: Head to the top of theShanghai World Financial Center, known to locals as the"bottle opener," or the pagoda-inspired... Read more

  • Tips to Unlocking the City

    The Huangpu River divides Shanghai into east and west sides. The metro area is huge, but the city center is a relatively small district in... Read more

  • Best City Tours

    These day tours are a nice way to unwind post-flight, and can help you get your bearings on that stressful first afternoon. Huangpu... Read more

  • Spa Treatments

    Around Shanghai are hundreds of blind massage parlors, inexpensive no-frills salons whose blind masseurs are closely attuned to the body's... Read more

  • Golfing in Shanghai

    Some 20 golf clubs dot the countryside within two hours of downtown Shanghai. Some run buses, so call to inquire; some are on metro lines,... Read more

  • Top Shopping Stops

    Duolun Lu is a pedestrian street in Shanghai's historic Hongkou. Not only is it lined with examples of old architecture and home... Read more

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