Visit Shanghai

Shanghai skyline
Shanghai skyline

Visit Shanghai

China in its most modern incarnation, Shanghai is a city of infectious buzz and anytime action. Perched on the banks of the Yangtze River, this thriving metropolis is known for its clash of architectural styles, incredible local and international cuisine, eclectic night-life, exotic markets and fascinating history. Stick to the glitz and glamour of the Bund, on the banks of the Huangpu River, or discover the Shanghai of yesteryear with a wander through the city’s backstreets. 

To start planning your visit give our Shanghai Travel Experts a call today on 0800 707 6010.

Old meets new

A massive city with a shining heart, Shanghai tingles with energy and excitement. While the ancient and traditional sights hide away in the backstreets and markets, out in the forefront, the shiny new skyscrapers and hi-tech shopping centres vie for your attention. To get your bearings, start with a stroll along The Bund, a famous waterfront promenade lined with Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, then find peace in the pretty Chinese gardens and climb the skyscrapers or ride the Maglev for a taste of a very modern China.

Did you know?

Shanghai Metro sign

Shanghai has the longest operational metro network in the world, with 365 miles of track, 14 lines and 364 stations.

Shanghai Maglev train

Shanghai is home to a Maglev, or magnetic levitation train, running between the city and the airport, reaching speeds of 431km/h.

Hairy crab

A popular Shanghainese delicacy is steamed hairy crab. Juicy and tender, it is often served with sherry. Why not give it a go?

Shanghai Tower

At 632m, the tallest building in the city is the Shanghai Tower. Visit the observation deck on level 121 for vertigo-inducing views.

How to get around

Shanghai Metro

Take the metro

The easiest way to get around Shanghai is to take the Metro. It’s safe, reliable and easy to use, with all stations marked in both Chinese and English. It’s fast too, especially the Maglev line, which reaches speeds of up to 431km per hour, worth a ride even if you’re not going anywhere. Alternatively, walking is a much slower but more relaxing way to see the sights, and you simply can’t leave the city without a stroll along The Bund.

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