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I will be in Shanghai from Apr. 7 to Apr. 11 for a conference, the conference will be held in Hilton shanghai hotel. I am wondering if you could suggest any hotels near the hilton hotel. I am looking for a hotel not more than 80 us$/night. Also, do you think that it is better to reserve a room in advance or it is possible to go directly to a hotel at my arrival from Dubai. (15:30 p.m.)
The other question is: Where are the attractions and sight seeing there that I must visit.
Re: hotels in shanghai
Definitely Paramount Hotel. Walking distance of <10 mins from Hilton Hotel, and <5 mins from where the airport shuttles to Pudong airport are. I usually prefer to have a reservation in advance.
There's already a wealth of information in guidebooks and online about general sightseeing in Shanghai, so please do some reading up and don't be lazy! Have listed a bunch of URLs below for you to start with. If you have any specific interests/preferences please indicate them.
Travel Tips for Shanghai
Shanghai's evening is incredible. This pic was taken from City Apartment, so the road there is Yan'An Rd - it is leading to the direction of the Bund. When the evening came, I could stand in the bacolny for hours just enjoying the beautiful night scene in front of me.
Upmarket shopping in Shanghai
There are just so many departmental stores along Nanjing Road selling all kinds of clothings, footwear, bags, books, music/movie CDs, food, jewellery, arts and crafts. It's like the Orchard Road of Singapore (major shopping district) - much bigger scale perhaps! The streets are usually packed with locals and tourists (even the rain will not deter them from doing their shopping!). There are also many eateries along Nanjing Road so you can shop, rest, eat and shop again the entire day! The departmental stores carry both local and overseas brands so you can shop to your heart's content. Clothings, shoes and bags. As many of the goods are produced in China, the prices are much lower as compared to other countries. There are also many tailors doing custom-made suits, dresses and qipao (traditional chinese costume for ladies - also known as cheongsum). For the chinese brands, a ladies' suit will range from 100-500RMB. Genuine leather jackets for ladies will cost 1,500-4,000RMB. Ladies lingerie (bras) are in the average range of 200-400RMB. Imported branded cosmetics might be more expensive as compared to Singapore. Ladies shoes on average range from 100-400RMB
Coffee and cakes in the Oriental Pearl Tower
Tower Coffee is a coffee shop and restaurant located on the ground floor of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, in the Pudong area of Shanghai.
I stopped here for refreshments while visiting the famous tower in May 2008. Having visited the middle and upper globes of the tower I returned to ground level and treated myself to a coffee and a cake here before wandering around the adjacent Shanghai History Museum.
Tower Coffee has a large interior and a handful of tables out front in the main atrium of the tower. I sat at one of the latter tables, watching the lifts shuttle visitors up to the higher reaches of the tower.
The food menu consists of sandwiches, salads, pasta dishes, noodles and local Chinese dishes. Of course, there is also a large selection of cakes and other sweet treats, as well as an impressive selection of hot beverages, fruit juices, milkshakes and iced drinks.
I opted for:
Cappuccino - Cost: 30 Yuan / 2.50 GBP
A small cup of cappuccino – quite expensive given its tiny size.
Chestnut Cake - Cost: 10 Yuan / 0.85 GBP
A sponge cake filled with cream and chopped chestnuts, topped with more sweet buttercream and a caramelised chestnut.
A ground floor café in the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower
The Oriental Pearl Tower stands by the bank of Huangpu River. It is in the centre of Lujiazui, opposite to the Bund which is famous for its grand buildings of various architectural styles. The tower is 468 metres high. It is the highest TV Tower in Asia and is the third highest one in the world.
The Oriental Pearl Tower features 3 columns, each 9m, and 15 observatory levels. The highest which known as the Space Module is at 350 m. The lower levels are at 263 m which is the Sightseeing Floor and at 90 m which is the Space City. On the 259m Sightseeing Floor, there's the world's highest Air Post Office which avails you to send warm greetings to friends when you are overseeing the city. Six high-speed sightseeing elevators take passengers up to the bubbles of the tower, for a 3 dimensional view over the city.
I went there and it was too foggy to enjoy 100% of the view..
The great thing about OPT is the glass-bottomed floor. You can walk over the glass and see through it all the way down to the ground.
Entrance fee: RMB150 to see everything
Jewel in the Orient
This city is that is extremely progressive and modern. Likewise, its cost is also comparable to western countries. Though food and transportations are generally cheap. Shopping is a highlight here, with knock offs as its main theme. Nightlife is really fun over here and shanghainese are generally really warm and outgoing.
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