Shanghai travel guide

Shanghai is a Chinese city located on the East Coast of China. Shanghai is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. It is the largest economic and trade centre in China, and one of China’s cultural centres. Shanghai is a very lively city with a booming economy and many of the Chinese millionaires and billionaires live there with the multi million dollar property market causing some of the worlds most expensive real estate. This has caused a lot of property tycoons.

Shanghai is the ideal place to visit as it is Chinas largest and richest city. Its modern lifestyle and city are of the standards of Paris, London, New York and other large cities in the west. It also has a very impressive night scene where the building are lit up with colourful lights. Cultures mix here in Shanghai and the city is full of different cultures and classes, they seem to mix well. The city offers a shopping experience that you will never forget. Whether or not you enjoy shopping, there are various shopping areas selling luxury goods to just about everything else. The main shopping streets like Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road offer the latest selections of luxury goods, while in numerous traditional outdoor markets you will get a unique taste of old Shanghai.

Top places to visit in Shanghai:-

  • The Bund
  • Nanjing Road
  • Yuyuan Garden (happiness garden)
  • Shanghai museam
  • World financial centre
  • Jade Buddha temple
  • Disneyland park
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town

144-Hour Visa-Free Travel

Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang have had a 144-hour visa-free transit policy for international passengers since January 30, 2016.

The new policy covers travelers from 51 countries and regions, including the US, the UK, Australia, and Canada.

Eligible passengers can enjoy a 144-hour visa-free stay in the three provincial level areas upon entry to China via Shanghai’s air, sea and railway ports, Nanjing Lukou International Airport of Jiangsu, or Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport of Zhejiang.

They must later depart for a third country (or region, i.e. HK/Macau/Taiwan) from one of the above-listed ports.

The best times to visit Shanghai are March–May and September–November when the weather is pleasant.

Try to avoid Labor Day holiday (May 1–3) and National Day holiday (October 1–7) when all tourist sites are crowded with Chinese people.

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