Shanghai is a multi-cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features. Serving as the China’s largest commercial and financial center, Shanghai draws the attention of the whole world. In this blog, we will take you to discover this unique city!

3 top attractions you cannot miss

1. Admire the classic skyline at the Bund

The Bund is undoubtedly on the top of list of things to see in Shanghai. The Bund displays Shanghai’s classic skyline views of colonial architecture and skyscrapers along the 500m wide Huangpu River, which dissects the city into two. You can stroll along the Bund, or take a Huangpu River cruise to enjoy the city skyline.

2. Enjoy green spaces at Yuyuan Garden

Not far from the Bund, Yuyuan is the most revered and the only surviving Ming Dynasty garden in Shanghai.

It has become a city highlight due to its beautiful scenery, characterized by decorated bridges, colorful pagodas and intimate enclaves separated by “dragon walls” – partitions with dragon decorations on top.

3. Walk and Shop along Nanjing Road

Famous Nanjing Road is an equivalent of New York’s Fifth Avenue. Get a taste of bustling Chinese commerce where retailers from all over the world display their products on streets.

Tourists admire the different buildings with attractive architecture. Looking down is also interesting: learn the city’s construction history from the attractive 37 Manhole Covers.

Our selected hotels in Shanghai

Hyatt on the Bund*****

Hyatt on the Bund Hotel Shanghai is a 5 star luxury hotel, uniquely located on the banks of the Huang Pu River at the northern end of the Bund. The hotel also famous for its stylish fashion skyline bar. It offers the breathtaking views of both sides of the Huangpu River.

InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin****

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts unveils its first China heritage hotel, located across a 100-acre historic garden estate in the heart of Shanghai. Guests from around the world can now experience an important part of Shanghai’s glamorous early 20th-century heritage in an exclusive garden setting, while enjoying InterContinental’s world-class ‘In the Know’ service and luxury amenities.

Transfer from the airport.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG) mainly serves international flights. You can easily access to city center from here by metro, buses, taxis and shuttles. The most budget and fast way is to take Metro Line 2 where located in both T1 & T2. Of course, if you have lot of luggage, taking a taxi is also good choice. There is 24hrs taxi service in the Pudong International Airport, which can directly take you to your hotel.

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