Penta Hotel

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

No.1525 Ding Xi Road, Shanghai, Shanghai Region, 200050, China
Pentahotel Shanghai
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Rated 14% higher but also costs 56% more than other 3.5 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families100
  • Couples75
  • Solo100
  • Business90

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Forum Posts

How to get to Thamestown?

by ec2y

I've read about Shanghai's Thamestown a few times recently. Since I'll soon be in Shanghai having travelled overland from London I thought it might be appropriate to visit, something away from the RG/LP guide. I've read its about 25 miles from the city centre, but thats about it. Is it possible to reach via public transport?

Re: How to get to Thamestown?

by sh002d0357

It is not easy to get to Thamestown.My party of three took a taxi from Qing Pu
in the west of Shanghai and charged 84 yuan possibly over the top but it was a long journey. We looked around but found no facilities selling Western food and very few selling Chinese.There are obviously few permanent residents. The architecture is a good copy of parts of London.
The difficult part was getting back.If a reai estate salesman had not given us a lift to access a taxi we could have been there a long time. There is going to be a rail service but it does not seem to be in operation yet

Re: How to get to Thamestown?

by gaolei

When you travel outside the central city of Shanghai it is often difficult to get back. First, it is hard to get a taxi. Second, taxis must have a permit to go into Shanghai City proper. For example, I often traveled from Jinshan, the far western district of Shanghai into Shanghai. The driver had to stop just at the edge of the city near the most western subway station, and we had to flag down an oficial city taxi to go to the subway station. The taxi drivers face a severe fine if they get caught entering the city proper.

Travel Tips for Shanghai

drinking water

by rabbit06

Shanghai is such a fantastic city but do be careful of the tap water which is not always good for drinking, that is why you will find water coolers everywhere and all the local stores sell an assortment of bottled water!

The Cotton Club

by Gnome about The Cotton Club

What do you think of when you think about Shanghai?

I think about a 1920's smoky jazz club with lots of people hanging out and having a good time. Well, you are in luck, as this place is excellent for a few drinks with friends later in the evening. The jazz bands are excellent and the setting is very relaxing and casual. Casual

Shintori Restaurant - Wu2 Er4 Japanese Restaurant

by imstress about Shintori Restaurant - Wu2 Er4 Japanese Restaurant

You may not be able to find this unmarked entrance and a bamboo trees passageway that lead you to the entrance of Shintori.

We chance upon this restaurant while trying to look for Shintori Fusion Restaurant.

But food lovers still flock to Shintori Japanese Restaurant for their green tea tiramisu.

This place has a warehouse feeling. Nearly every seat in the two-story restaurant offers a view of the chefs at work in a first-floor area that looks more like a grand stage than an open kitchen. green tea tiramisu.

Longhua Temple

by Icemaiden02

The Longhua Temple is the oldest and largest temple in Shanghai. First built in 242 AD, which is during the period of the Three Kingdoms, Longhua Temple is the oldest temple in Shanghai for its long history of over 1700 years. It is one of the best-preserved ancient pagodas in Shanghai, with its original appearance being unchanged, which is that of a Buddhist temple from the Song Dynasty. The temple houses Buddhist scriptures, inscriptions on ancient bronze works or in stone and Buddhist statues dating to the Tang, Five Dynasties, Ming and Qing periods.

A venerable copper bell which is two meters in height, one point three meters in diameter and weighs five tons (11,023 pounds) is placed on the three-storied Bell Tower. The Evening Bell-Striking Ceremony on 31st December is regarded as one of the eight great attractions of Shanghai.

It costs RMB10 (US$1.50) to enter. Expect to spend an hour or two. There is a small giftshop on the side, that offers numerous jade souveniers from necklaces and earrings to figurines.

Hours: 07:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Shanghai, No.1 in China

by ace1010

"Shanghai, No.1 in China"

I moved to Shanghai in 2000, and I'll spend rest of my life here. It is such a great city. For a certain reason, it is similiar with my hometown Harbin. They are both a mixture of the East and the West.

Shanghai has so many things to explore. Skycrapers, the old gardens and streets and nice food. Everything is mixed perfectly here.

You can simply find everything you can find in the other part of the world here in Shanghai. Well there are sure to be more, Shanghai has its own beat. Com'n visit it and you'll find more.

"Old streets"

Unlike other cities in China, Shanghai doesn' have a long history. The door of the city was knocked up by Westerners in mid 19th century. However, Shanghai has it's own Chinese triditional stuff. Shi Ku Men, which is a certain way Shanghai ppl build their house into, is only seen in Shanghai. Thanks to the crowd in Shanghai, there is another world inside each Shi Ku Men, many families, many stories to remember and share. So go walk on these old streets in the center of the city. You'll see the beauty of these.


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