Shanghai Travel Guide

  • Century Avenue, Pudong
    Century Avenue, Pudong
    by cal6060
  • From Cloud 89 overlooking the Bund and Shanghai
    From Cloud 89 overlooking the Bund and...
    by HispanicYob
  • Nanjing Road, a mini Hong Kong of sorts
    Nanjing Road, a mini Hong Kong of sorts
    by HispanicYob

Shanghai Things to Do

  • Nanjing Lu

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    the famous shopping place of shanghai since the 18th century and now host a large number of both local and international luxe brands. Nanjing Lu is a 5.5 kilometer long area of stores, stalls and restos and is the main Shopping and Commercial Center of Shanghai. It is divided into Nanjing Road East and West and the eastern end it starts from the...

    more
  • The Bund

    Check out this wonderfully iconic landmark in Shanghai! Tour guide from Jetbay (www. Jetbay.com) strongly recommended it as a must-see for Shanghai! It is the symbol of China's economic center. The night time view is much more stunning than the day time, and you avoid the crowd!

    more
  • Oriental Pearl Tower

    the assorted towers around the world, i've been in some of them. The common feature of various Towers around The World, whether the Oriental TV Tower here in Shanghai, the Btiexco Tower in Saigon, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, The CN Tower in Toronto, etc. these towers Feature a section where the heights and pictures of the various towers around the...

    more

Shanghai Hotels

See all 1208 Hotels in Shanghai

Shanghai Restaurants

  • Cloud 9 Sky Lounge

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cloud 9 is located at the 87th floor of Grand Hyatt Shanghai. It is a great place to enjoy the skycrapers at Pudong area with a seat enjoying the music and the drink. Although the drink is quite expensive, it might still be an option to stay comparing the expensive entrance fee of the other observatory at Shanghai.

    more
  • Xiao Nan Guo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This larger restaurant branch is fantastic with formal dinning, great service, relaxed, clean, tidy, pleasantly decorated with hardly an empty table. If you get yourslf a private room you will have your own balcony.....ya! The food is very Shanghainese with some great award winning dishes. Crab, Crayfish, Paua, Tuna to sharks fin soup, they are all...

    more
  • Nanxiang Mantou Dian

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This restaurant is very popular with tourist. Travel guides states that it is about 113 years old. Ground floor has the longest queue and it's for take-away. 2nd floor is for dine in and there is no minimum amount spent. 3rd floor is more luxuriously decorated and you need to order minimum 50yuan per person. It's a great experience to enjoy steamed...

    more

Shanghai Nightlife

See all 134 Nightlife in Shanghai
  • Shanghai Acrobatic Shows

    One of the Popular Nightlife Activities in Shanghai For Tourists is the Acrobatic Show and there are many Acrobatic Show Theaters Around the City like the Shanghai Center Theater, Shanghai Huxi Theater, Shanghai Circus World, Baiyulan Theater and the Cloud Peak Theater. Acrobatics is a more than 3,000 year sport and recreation in China and many are...

    more
  • Fresh stroll

    It's a show that no one can miss, the reflection of Pudong's lights in the river, while enjoying the cool of the night in the Bund's walkways. Night and day are, really, different programs in the Bund.

    more
  • Nice Views

    We spent only some minutes in this bar, time enough to notice the good cocktails at a reasonable price, and the fabulous views from the terrace. Western music, international clients (carefully selected as we saw at the door), it could be a bar anywhere if it wasn’t the Bund “rising” across the windows.The views from the terrace are fabulous.

    more

Shanghai Transportation

  • Pudong International Airport

    the new airport of Shanghai is located at the former Farmland of the Pudong District and it was built in 1999 as the main International Gateway to Shanghai (Hongquiao International Airport is the main domestic gateway to Shanghai). It is located about 30 kilometers from downtown Shanghai and 40 kilometers away from Hongquio International Airport....

    more
  • Hongqiao International Airport

    the old airport of Shanghai and the flights here are mostly domestic but with some International Ones as well, all from the east asian region of Macau; Gimpo, Korea, Tokyo Japan; Taipei Taiwan; Hong Kong. The rest of the international flights are at Pudong International Airport. The Airport has two terminal, of which Terminal 1 is where all of the...

    more
  • Huangpu River Boats

    nice way just to see the sights around shanghai and pudong. The Shilufu Huangpu River Cruise Pier along Zhongshan Road in the Bund has various ticketing posts for the many Huangpu River Cruise Companies that offer various River Cruise Packages from the 1 hour cruise to the half day cruise to and around various areas of Shanghai and Beyond. You can...

    more

Shanghai Shopping

See all 203 Shopping in Shanghai
  • Main Shopping Area of Shanghai

    a 5.5 kilometer long area of stores, stalls and restos and is the main Shopping and Commercial Center of Shanghai. It is divided into Nanjing Road East and West and the eastern end it starts from the in Huangpu District and extends from The Bund west to People's Square. The Western end starts from People's Square and continues westward towards...

    more
  • Luxury Shopping Area of Shanghai

    Nanjing Road may be the main shopping area of Shanghai but the Xin Tiand Di is the Main luxury Shopping Area of the largest City of China. This new shopping and dining Center was made from a renovated Stone Gate and various Shanghai Hutongs which were restored and new buidlings added up. It was built in 1997 and It retains the antique walls, tiles...

    more
  • cheap Shanghai Stuff

    assorted Shanghai and chinese goods like silk, key chains, tea pots, cookies, shirts, lighters, glass and other knick knacks for 100 RMB or less. The 100 RMB Gift Store is located just the street below the Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai and most of the big bus tours and private van tours have stops here so that the tourists can buy and shop various...

    more

Shanghai Local Customs

  • Shanghai Souvenir Plates

    be ready to haggle as they have no fixed price and we had our Souvenir Plates for RMB 50 after much haggling.with the photographer friend of our private tour guide.a caveat!all tours whether big group or small group or personalized have a photographer that will tail you at the various shanghai sites and take pictures then pester you on buying it....

    more
  • Chinese Herbal medicine

    lots of exotic ingredients and sourced from around the world. If you are doing group bus tours or the private van tours, a customary stop in a chinese Herbal Medicine Store where is you are a believer of chinese eastern medicine, you will be enticed to buy various herbal medicine products here like ginseng, dried sea horses, brown bear bile, turtle...

    more
  • Oishi, A Philippine Snack Invades...

    now very popular in Shanghai Area, even my tour guide loves it. Oishi is a japanese word but it was used as a brand in the Philippines by Taipan Ben Chan, a second generation Fil-Chinese with roots in Fujian Province. Oishi is the Number one snack brand in the philippines and he then introduced in to China and other asian countries that nowadays it...

    more

Shanghai Warnings and Dangers

  • Be Careful In Buying at Crowded Areas

    be alert when buying souvenirs at the souvenir stores around the famous attractions in Shanghai as they are packed full of people and also some unscrupulous characters like pocket thieves and some souvenir store owners also dupe you when giving back change as they sometimes give old money as change which are not the legal tender at present.Be on...

    more
  • Be aware and smart

    First, you have to know this sentence = whatever the color of the rat, the cat should catch it.This sentence means a lot in China = whatever you have to be bad, good or very bad, the point is to win money.One rule on all: you are going to a new place, take easy, dont do stupids things neither crazy.The police is here to help you as long as you act...

    more
  • Jade Rock

    One of the highlights in Yuyuan Garden is a rock, that, without being alerted, you risk not to notice. It is… just a big rock, in a beautiful garden, but someone will tell you the stories: the rock diverted from their official destination to embellish the garden, the many holes and the effects of the poured water downwards, and so on. Listen to it,...

    more

Shanghai Tourist Traps

  • Yu Yuan Garden Souvenir Shops

    unless you know how to haggle, this can be described as a tourist trap. The Yu Yuan Gardens is a major tourist attraction in Shanghai, located in 218 Anren St, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China. The Yu Yuan Gardens, built in 1577 AD host the City God Temple and other attractions and there are tons and tons of Souvenir Shops and stalls where you can...

    more
  • Tian Hou Silk Factory Store

    the silk here are very good in quality but also very expensive as it is located along the industrial area of Shanghai in Hongquiao District near the Hongquiao International Airport. They have a silk factory of which they would give you a tour and then you proceed to their silk store where you can buy all the silk items you can see like clothes,...

    more
  • Chinese Herbal Center

    if your not into eastern medicine, this is not a place to be.Most group tours and private van tours has obligatory stops to one of the many traditional chinese medicine stores and factories in and around shanghai of which they offer free foot massage and the famous bottle massage (see my pictures) and afterwards, a traditional chinese medicine...

    more

Shanghai What to Pack

  • Large Luggage & Extra Carry On Bag is...

    So if you are a shopaholic like me, you pack light on your travels so that you can have many space in your luggage to fill up with goodies since here in Shanghai ,you can shop till your drop at the various Stores along Nanjing Lu Street, various Shopping Areas around Old Town Area of Shanghai and Xin Tian Di and the various souvenir stall along the...

    more
  • Use a Powerful Optical Zoom Camera +...

    etc that you would spend lots of time taking pictures and vidoes around the many things to do in Shanghai like the Bund, Yu Yuan Gardens, City God Tempe, Oriental Pear TV Tower! and if you are the intrepid shooter of lots of films and videos on your travels, then you must have a powerful optical zoom camera like a canon sx50 (which has a 50x...

    more
  • You can get most anything

    If you plan to take the metro to your hotel, pack fairly lightly so you can easily maneuver your bags. You can easily pick up an extra bag/suitcase here if you buy lots:-) Comfy shoes/closed-toe shoes. If you don't bring an umbrella, no worries--they'll be all over the streets for cheap. You can get almost anything here, even lots of familiar...

    more

Shanghai Off The Beaten Path

  • The very old Jewish Club is hidden in...

    As you walk down Nanjing and west road you will pass some of the fanciest shopping malls in Shanghai. You will pass by a brick wall with a wrought iron gate never notice the very old building behind the gate. Take a minute to read the sign and you will discover a beautiful turn on the century building. If you read the sign, you will discover it is...

    more
  • First Congress of the Chinese Communist...

    if you are a history buff and loves to see historical sites, Just at the middle of the famous Xin Tian Di Shopping area in Xingye Road (that separates the North Block and South Block of Xin Tian Di), is the Historical Building of the First Congress of the Communist Party of China, where Chairman Mao in July 23, 1921, with 12 members, held their...

    more
  • free foot massage

    like what I've said in my tourist trap tips on Chinese Herbal Shops in Shanghai, every tour, whether big group or private tour takes you to the chinese medicine shops and they offer a free foot massage and also the bottle massage. the free foot massage takes about 15 minutes of which the foot therapist applies various chinese oils and fragrances to...

    more

Shanghai Sports & Outdoors

  • Hyuan Action Billiards

    This is not the Shanghai masters!......lol but a world wide pastime, shooting pool over a few beers and having a great time, Rabbit's coming back to this place! The sevice is fantastic, the tables are set up for your next game before you know it and happy hour seems to be on all the time, after nine games, forgotten how many beers the total spend...

    more
  • Explore China on top of a mountain bike

    We've all seen the usual lists of boring reasons: money, health, fitness, environment and so forth. The reason most people ride a bike, however, is simply because it's stupid simple fun.Whether you go slow or fast, you bike because you like to ride. The fresh air invigorates you. Exposure to the environment awakens and heightens your senses....

    more
  • Gym

    It is not outdoor activity at all, merely Physical Gym. They sell monthly/quarterly/annual membership. Once you become a member, you may go either one of three Physical gyms at Metro Mall(Xu Jia Hui), Raffle's Capital Land near People's Square and Hong Kong Plaza at Huangpi South Road. By the way, annual membership cost me RMB3,200, approximately...

    more

Shanghai Favorites

See all 212 Favorites in Shanghai
  • Lujiazui / Pudong

    the view of the ultramodern district of shanghai! Shanghai is home to more than 4,000 buildings, but it is the Huangpu's east-bank development, Pudong, that is the star of the Show in Shanghai. In 1990, this area was still marshy farmland but now in 2009 or 19 years later, Pudong has become a New Open Economic Development Zone, and has emerged as...

    more
  • The Bund

    You look at the Bund, with futuristic buildings in one bank of the river, and classical ones in the other, and something looks... odd. I was not very familiar with Chinese architecture but... those buildings... it seems that I saw them somewhere else, but not in China! Russia! Of course! The old Bund is a mixture of styles and epochs, displayed...

    more
  • Nanjing Lu

    The city is so huge, if one has just a few days, the best thing to do is... to go back for more! I liked that we stayed along Nanjing Road. That way, we got to stroll along this long avenue filled with so many interesting things to see. The food, I must say. I loved the steamed dumplings, Xiao Lung Bao.

    more

Instant Answers: Shanghai

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

22 travelers online now

Comments (1)

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    Once go to Shanghai for travel a couple days, while strolling Tian Zi Fang, find a fantastic spa lounge in a quite lane, just about 3 minutes walk. The spa named "diva Life", it said built in 1933, which is full of gentle purple, makes me feel comfortable. Here provides almost every spa services, including facial, body massage, waxing, manicure, pedicure and nails. It's so good to have a nice place sit down and enjoy a leisure time here. The staff can speak English well, and alao be good talk to, they are always kind and funny.

 
Explore Deeper into Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden
Things to Do
Jade Buddha Temple
Things to Do
Xin Tian Di
Things to Do
Huangpu River Cruise
Things to Do
Shanghai Museum
Things to Do
Jin Mao Tower
Things to Do
Street Food
Restaurants
M on the Bund
Restaurants
Lu Bo Lang
Restaurants
Tandoor Indian Restaurant
Restaurants
Xin Ji Shi / Zin Tian Di Restaurant
Restaurants
T8 Restaurant
Restaurants
Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar
Favorites
Shanghai Meseum (People's Square)
Favorites
Suzhou
Favorites
Zhou Zhuang
Favorites
Xu Jia Hui
Favorites
Jade Buddha Temple
Favorites
Make a day of it
Things to Do
Huxinting Tea House
Things to Do
Yu Yuan Garden (3)
Things to Do
City God Temple (Chenghuangmiao)
Things to Do
Yu Yuan Garden (2)
Things to Do
Yu Yuan Garden (1)
Things to Do
Shanghai Acrobatic Show
Things to Do
Shanghai Acrobatic Show (chair balance)
Things to Do
Shanghai Acrobatic Show (group contortionist)
Things to Do
Shanghai Acrobatic Show (balance performers)
Things to Do
Shanghai Acrobatic Show (sky ballet)
Things to Do
Shanghai Acrobatic Show (the contortionist)
Things to Do
Shanghai Acrobatic Show (the yoyo performers)
Things to Do
Shanghai Acrobatic Show (the ring performers)
Things to Do
Shanghai Acrobatic Show (the amphitheater)
Things to Do
Xin Tian Di: South Block
Things to Do
Xin Tiand Di: The North Block
Things to Do
Taipingqiao Park Beside Xin Tian Di
Things to Do
the Shanghai Museum
Things to Do
The Buildings around People's Square and Park
Things to Do
People's Square
Things to Do
Old Street and Town of Shanghai
Things to Do
Map of Shanghai

View all Shanghai hotels