Shanghai Hexinyuan Sanatorium

111 Qingshang Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai, 201718, China
Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners

N/A

Satisfaction No Data
Excellent
0%
0
Very Good
0%
0
Average
0%
0
Poor
0%
0
Terrible
0%
0

N/A

Value Score No Data

No Satisfaction or Value Data Available

N/A

Good For No Data
  • Families0
  • Couples0
  • Solo0
  • Business0

More about Shanghai

Photos

That's Rabbit.!That's Rabbit.!

spring rollsspring rolls

Shanghai - ChinaShanghai - China

The Fenshine Fashion & Accessories PlazaThe Fenshine Fashion & Accessories Plaza

Forum Posts

Flight to Zhengzhou

by syed-arshad

Hi,
I will be reaching Shanghai( First Time in china) at 3 pm on 16 may and wil have to rush to hungqiou to catch 7.30pm Flt to Zhengzhou.
Is it easy to buy a ticket at the airport? normally are flights fully booked?
>>
On my way back from Zhengzhou I want to travel by bus.
I need suggestion on where to stay in shanghai on low budget and also how best to spend 2 days in shanghai?
thnx in advance
@@

RE: Flight to Zhengzhou

by enzhu

You can book e-ticket online first and pick up it at Hongqiao airport.
http://www.elong.net
http://english.ctrip.com
I don't recommend you taking bus. I think taking train is much better.

RE: Flight to Zhengzhou

by alan18

Assuming you will arrive into PVG, I think you're quite tight to catch the 730 flight to Zhengzhou from Hong Qiao Airport. Taxi between the two airports may cost you about US$30 unless you want to catch a shuttle bus. It's hard to predict availability for those domestic flights. It's better to have your ticket booked in advance either online or via a travel professional. You get a better deal this way.

RE: Flight to Zhengzhou

by ellyse

You won't be in time to make the connection to Hongqiao. If your international flight is scheduled to arrive at 1500, it'll be around at least 1600 by the time you get out of immigration and baggage claim. For a domestic flight departing at 1930, you'll need to check in by 1845. 2h45min isn't enough for you to get across Shanghai through rush hour traffic, buy a ticket in Hongqiao airport (assuming there're still seats available) AND check-in in time for the flight.
Are you sure you want to travel back from Zhengzhou by bus? That'd be too long and uncomfortable a journey to be spending on a long-distance bus.
What's your budget like and what kind of accommodation are you looking for? A private room or a dorm bed?

RE: RE: Flight to Zhengzhou

by ellyse

Sorry, I forgot to mention above that I assume you'll be landing on an international flight at Pudong.

RE: RE: Flight to Zhengzhou

by syed-arshad

Hi all,
Thanx for your answers, they are really helpful.
I have to be in Zhengzhou on 17th morning and the 7.50 flight from Hongqiao Airport is my last chance,I dont have much options apart from this flight.if in case I miss this connection is it easy to get a not so expensive hotel near hongqiao? how far is hongqiao airport from city center?

thnx in advance.
Arshad

RE: RE: Flight to Zhengzhou

by ellyse

I could arrange for my regular cabbie to pick you up at Pudong airport and take you directly to Hongqiao airport, and if you don't mind pre-buying your plane ticket, I could also do that and have my cabbie deliver it to you when you get picked up at Pudong airport. Let me know.

RE: RE: Flight to Zhengzhou

by sugarpuff

Yes, i believe that you will have enough time to get across the city too...from pudong to city centre will take just under an hour roughly and then from city centre to hongqiao about 30mins..and ive done this route in rush hour before too. I would take up ellyse on her kind offer and pre book your ticket as Chinese dont really buy tickets at the airport, so it might be hard to do...ellyse can get you a good deal on a ticket and then you just pay her cabbie guy!

RE: RE: Flight to Zhengzhou

by syed-arshad

Thnx Ellyse and Sugarpuff,
it would be really helpful If you could do that for me.
awaiting your response
Arshad

RE: RE: Flight to Zhengzhou

by alycat

Ellyse bibi bahut sahi bolre!! unki advice lelo tum, aisa karo!

RE: RE: Flight to Zhengzhou

by ellyse

alycat, I presume you replied me in Malay/Indonesian, which I don't understand...

RE: RE: Flight to Zhengzhou

by alycat

Oh no the language is perfectly Indian!!

It says hail Ellyse!!!

Travel Tips for Shanghai

Wander along the old streets of Shanghai!

by Travelchili

Wandering along the old streets of Shanghai was probably one of my favorite parts of the stay. Why? Because those were the best places to observe the local life. During my early morning walk I could see how people were waking up, exercising, having breakfast, getting ready for work... and during one of my evening walks I saw them playing games, women chatting or doing some handwork. Many families were having dinner outside, so I could get an idea what they were eating. Also, those old streets are great for wonderful photo shots of people, houses, and alleys.

Bicycle.

by nepalgoods

Well, bicycle is still one of the best ways to get around in China, but not in Shanghai, as the streets in the center near Bund and Nanjing Rd are so narrow, that most of the day bicycles are not allowed there.

Oriental Pearle Tower- for dinner

by Corinneao

The tower is truly and amazing site. There is a revolving restaurant in the first 'ball' with a full buffet that over looks the whole city and the Huangpu River. I highly recommend eating there, it's pretty inexpensive by our (American) standards of eating out. There is also an observation book and gift shop in the second 'ball'.

Nanjing East Road

by cheezecake_deli

The pedestrianised section of Nanjing East Road (or Nan Jing Dong Lu), running from People's Park in the west to The Bund in the east, was the premier shopping street of the whole of China in the 1930s. It has probably lost this crown now, but the shops are still there, the neon lights are still on, and the shoppers are still coming. The best time to visit is after dark - even if you don't buy anything, it's good for a walk and people-watching. There are a couple of interesting shops selling countless varieties of tea, and Gou Bu Li is a good place to take away some buns/dumplings for supper!

Thoughts and Observations

by Amareyui

"Tale of Two Cities"

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way -- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."(by Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities)

The beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the setting of Charles Dicken's world famous "Tale of the Twin City", in which he wrote the "best of time, worst of time..." beginning to his masterpiece. At that time, London was undergoing a period of changes never before experienced by humans. Steam engines and railways enabled fields of crops to be transformed into new, gigantic factories overnight. The vastly improved productivity allowed England to leap forward and be the foundation of the great British Empire, and brought an immense amount of wealth to selective individuals. Yet, at this "the best of time", many workers lived in conditions so poor, it rivaled the "Black Death" Medieval Age. More and more people moved to the city in search of jobs, and suburbs of poor families spread from the center of the city, without the most basic needs. The factories were a place of great casualties, and without the protection of a union or insurance policy, many could not meet their ends when disaster struck.
Under the surface of its great power and wealth, London, at the early 19th century, was the capital of disorder, where people worked hard, died young, and burned their lives to give the rich a heavier wallet.

How ironic that history always seems to repeat itself. In Shanghai, early 21th century.

Shanghai is experiencing an amazing growth period during the past decade. High-rise after high-rise, landmark after landmark, mammoth buildings are risen from the ground seemingly on everyday. These structures breath a new sense of pride as a sign of acknowledgement to the long term dedication by the locals. As China continues to solidify its statue as one of the few powerhouse nations, Shanghai is at the top of the expedition of the highly anticipated China's modernization.

"Now we have covered one side, how about the other?"

While Pudong has been developed into a showcase of modern architectures, much of Puxi has retained its old and primitive conditions. Many older residents, who have experienced such turbulent times like the movements against the Imperial Dynasty, the World War II, the Cultural Revolution, the subsequent internal conflict of the Communist Party, and the decades long depression, arrive at the end of the long tunnel and able to glimpse the flourishing age of Shanghai. Yet, this supposed golden period bears little change to these mainstays. They continue to live with little to none of the modern conveniences most take for granted. As the younger fellow Shanghaiese buzzes through their daily routines at neck-breaking speed, the older generation cannot, and will not, catch up with the frenetic pace. Without a choice, or perhaps this comfort zone is too familiar to be detached from, many elders, and much of the older Shanghai, seem to be in a totally different world as the high-rising landmarks over at the other shore in Pudong. These older folks must be wondering what the heck is that ugly pointy tower sticking in the background of their sights during their naps in front of their century old houses.

"So what exactly is happening?"

Just look into the sky and the current affairs of Shanghai is written on it for everyone to see. Most days, a thick layer of grey smog blankets everything in sight. Apparent problems, just like the smog, leave some great uncertainties to the continue growth of the city. Having such a huge population, combines with the extended period of regression and self-containment, the plan to develop Shanghai into a model city for the rest of China is not an easy task. Evidently, Shanghai is still much more like the prototypical mainland Chinese city than a city like Hong Kong or Singapore, which represent a much stabler level as a whole. Granted, Shanghai might very well be the best economical and commercial city out of them all, but when the simple task of crossing an intersection turns into a dangerous adventure, something is wrong with the basic structure of this developing centre.
To most, the vision of a modern city has certain requirements, most of which are quite basic, as a basis to judge the standards.
Much of the modern infrastructures are constructed with the influx of foreign capital. Many realize Shanghai is going to be a good base to explore the potentially boundless market of China. As of this day, however, Shanghai and China are still only that, potential. The rapid growth is destined to slow down, and at that time, can Shanghai and its people be able to maintain this fascinating chapter one?

"Is there a plan somewhere?"

An often confusing, and sometimes frightening sight. Certainly, this occurance is happening around the globe, but Shanghai, especially Pudong, is the hotbed to such awkward phenomenon. Identical looking combinations of glass and concrete seem to be spurting up from the ground in countless numbers, each slightly taller than the previous ones, yet same old style. Judging from the exterior, it is very hard to notice the fact that most of these buildings are not designed by the same guy who runs out of ideas in the last millennium. Admittedly, the first all-glass exterior building looks revolutionary, but after the completion of the millionth of such kind, it becomes as sad as Real Madrid's annual purchase of a star forward. When is enough of the same type of commodity enough? A city's main identity should be its harmonous mix of diversity, not an assembly line of glass cases that pretend to symbolize wealth, but has no positive resemblences whatsoever.

"The Transition Period"

While endless number of gigantic modern architectures which bare not a single trace of relation with their surrounding, and the once foreign concept of capitalism dominates the landscape of the society, which existence is more of an oddity? An old man selling pieces of fruit, as he has been doing as a living for decades at the same spot, only now this spot has transformed as the front entrance of a five star hotel. Or, the quietly dim roads where many poor residents can only share the joy of the consumers' Shanghai by overhearing the shoppers' laughters, who are wandering on the nearby Nanjing Lu.
In the midst of great conflict, during this era when much capital has been unceasingly poured into this huge financial oppuntunity, much of the long existing way of living is still well and alive, and cannot be reversed simply by the sudden oasis of wealth.

"But for how long?"

Shanghai is supporting more residents than ever before in its history. Currently standing at seventeen millions plus, this urban spawl is capable of being as the same calibur as New York, or a polluted, crowded mess like Mexico City.

"The Identity"

During the thousands of history of mankind, countless conflicts and wars have been fought over domination and resistance. Nations go to war to conquer. The others to defend their own identities and survivals, to preserve their own unique cultures. Thousands of years have past, but this human bahaviour has not changed much.
Comes this age of globalization, when everyday?s standard around the world seems to becoming strikingly similar by the day, when different values, different cultures are ceasing to exist because of a conflict with the bottom line of today?s value: efficiency and unity. The most ironic thing in human's history occurs when the hard fought territory has buildings and designs that look exceptionally identically with this nation's most hated rival. Where is this nation's own pristine look? What good, what impression is this place trying to cast upon the rest of the world when this new, booming district looks like a carbon copy of another city, only to be risen from the ground a few decades late? Are we all living in this arcade age, when every city council is playing a virtual reality Sim City, and the only way to get applaud is to have the exact outlook as the city with the best statistics? Will it become a good ending when the whole city has transformed into a metropolis with only high-rise, modern residential and commercial buildings? When this place's history and culture has been replaced by nothing by concrete and glass, is that a sign of the new age, the time which is the equivalent of going to heaven? What good does this heaven bring, when every place in the world is a carbon copy of the exact same mold? City is composed of humans, and if its own habitants have no visions, no dream to construct a city that defines them as a race, as a type of persona, what good does this lifeless metropolis brings?
In this age of globalization, the struggle to maintain a region's unique culture and personality has never been more difficult. As Shanghai is aggressively ascending to gain its place among the world's elite centres, how much compromises do this distinct culture have to make to please the ever-growing demands of capitalism? Will one day, perhaps ten years, or twenty years from now, a massive collection of sky reaching concrete columns be known as Shanghai, only to be totally identical as the other "mega cities" of the world? Or can Shanghai escapes this unfortunate becoming and matures, along with its own identity, into the leading centre of China, the East, or even the world?

"The Outlook"

Shanghai is blasting into the 21st century, but will the super high-speed train slows down soon by the numerous obstacles?

Comments

Popular Hotels in Shanghai

Peace Hotel Shanghai

9 Reviews

No.20 Nanjing East Road, Shanghai, Shanghai

Show Prices

Pudong Shangri La Shanghai

Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews

No.33 Fucheng Road, Pudongxin District, Shanghai, Shanghai

Show Prices

JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square

Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews

No.399 Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai

Show Prices

Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars 14 Reviews

No.88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, Shanghai

Show Prices

View all Shanghai hotels

View all Shanghai hotels

Latest Shanghai hotel reviews

Captain Youth Hostel
52 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 6, 2014
Mingtown Hiker Youth Hostel
61 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 23, 2014
World Union Service Apartment Shanghai
19 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 4, 2014
Hanting Inns Shanghai
2 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 25, 2010
Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
884 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 8, 2014
Ascott Pudong Shanghai
11 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 16, 2014
Best Western Longmen Hotel Shanghai
38 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 17, 2013
The Langham Yangtze Boutique
338 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 6, 2014
Pudong Shangri La Shanghai
730 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 10, 2014
Hua Ting Hotel And Towers
84 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 7, 2014
The Westin Bund Center
719 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 7, 2014
Fraser Suites Top Glory Shanghai
33 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 7, 2014
Citadines Shanghai Jinqiao
104 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 1, 2014
Tongji Garden Apartment Hotel Shanghai
4 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Nov 11, 2011