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Shanghai
The largest city in China is also its most cosmopolitan, offering visitors a chance to experience the past, present, and future all at once. The Huangpu River splits Shanghai into two districts: Pudong and Puxi. The Pudong skyline looks like it was ripped from the Jetsons, with the bulbous Oriental Pearl TV and Radio Tower looking a bit like a two headed lollipop. On the Puxi side, you can walk the Bund riverside district to get a taste of old Shanghai.

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The Bund (Wai Tan)
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Owner description: This is a designated section of Shanghai’s port along the Huang Pu River lined with beautiful neo-classical buildings and a waterfront promenade that is packed with tourists... more Owner description: This is a designated section of Shanghai’s port along the Huang Pu River lined with beautiful neo-classical buildings and a waterfront promenade that is packed with tourists, locals and street sellers. less
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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China Highlights Bullet Train
China Highlights Bullet Train
Owner description: We are a local supplier of China train tickets. And we provide an easy, fast and hassle-free online train booking service. Bilingual instruction (English and Chinese) for every... more Owner description: We are a local supplier of China train tickets. And we provide an easy, fast and hassle-free online train booking service. Bilingual instruction (English and Chinese) for every customer. We manage to keep a high 98.7% guarantee of obtaining and issuing tickets even in peak season. Being an insider of Shanghai, our seat-in-coach tours and private tours help you explore Shanghai and beyond.Download our app, China Train Booking (both on iTunes and GooglePlay) to travel like a local. less
Attraction type: Rail Tours; Railways
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Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai World Financial Center
Owner description: Three observation decks offer different experiences at the 94th, 97th, and 100th floors. The 100th floor is the highest observatory in the world, with transparent glass-walled... more Owner description: Three observation decks offer different experiences at the 94th, 97th, and 100th floors. The 100th floor is the highest observatory in the world, with transparent glass-walled walkways. less
Attraction type: Observation Decks & Towers
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Shanghai Circus World
Shanghai Circus World
Owner description: The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has been performed since its debut at Shanghai Circus World in September 2005. It is unique and comparable to the... more Owner description: The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has been performed since its debut at Shanghai Circus World in September 2005. It is unique and comparable to the tradition of the Broadway Musical.It is in fact a stunning acrobatic show combining traditional Chinese arts and modern technologies. The performers present Chinese acrobatics, martial arts and dance perfectly in harmony with the music, sound, lighting, and other special effects, which include a water screen.While you marvel at the highly proficient skills of the performers, the story of China's evolution from its ancient past to the future is told. Hence, the title 'Intersection of Time', as the viewpoint of the audience is set in the present between the past and the future.The performance provides a wonderful insight into China's ancient culture and civilization, with sections about Sinan, an ancient Chinese invention for telling directions, soothsaying and conjuring. There is a fantastic section showing an acrobatic program which has elements performed since the far off days of the Han Dynasty (206BC–220AD). With porcelain jars and vats as their stage properties the performers give an overview of Chinese porcelain culture and greater understand of the country's name of 'China'.Modern achievements that are also showcased include Shanghai Donghai Cross-Sea Bridge, Maglev Train, and Shenzhou 5, China's first manned space mission. From these, you can see the amazing development and bright future of Shanghai and the whole country.The 100-minute performance shows not only artistic skills, but also creativity. Aided by multimedia including vision, original live music, sound effects, smell effect, air conditioning and lighting, less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
Owner description: This elegant museum, opened in 1996, features eleven state-of-the-art galleries housing China’s international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jade... more Owner description: This elegant museum, opened in 1996, features eleven state-of-the-art galleries housing China’s international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jade and Ming and Qing dynasty furniture. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Scena (The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong)
Scena (The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong)
Ranked #1 of 16,744 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price: $40 - $150
Cuisines: Italian, European
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Efes Restaurant Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine
Efes Restaurant Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine
Ranked #2 of 16,744 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price: $30 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Goodfellas
Goodfellas
Ranked #3 of 16,744 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Flair Rooftop
Flair Rooftop
Ranked #4 of 16,744 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Japanese, Bar, Asian
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hakkasan
Hakkasan
Ranked #5 of 16,744 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Contemporary, Chinese, Asian
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Shanghai City Central Youth hostel
1.0 of 5
Shanghai City Central Youth hostel
$14 - $40 (CN¥93 - CN¥267)
Ranked #161 of 4,458 Hotels in Shanghai
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Manhattan Jinling Hotel
3.0 of 5
Manhattan Jinling Hotel
$14 - $66 (CN¥93 - CN¥440)
Ranked #229 of 4,458 Hotels in Shanghai
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7 Days Inn Shanghai Hongmei South Road
7 Days Inn Shanghai Hongmei South Road
$19 - $28 (CN¥127 - CN¥187)
Ranked #323 of 4,458 Hotels in Shanghai
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Jinjiang Inn Shanghai World Expo Licheng Road
2.0 of 5
Jinjiang Inn Shanghai World Expo Licheng Road
$35 - $54 (CN¥233 - CN¥360)
Ranked #182 of 4,458 Hotels in Shanghai
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Jinjiang Inn Shanghai New International Expo Center
2.5 of 5
Jinjiang Inn Shanghai New International Expo Center
$27 - $50 (CN¥180 - CN¥333)
Ranked #186 of 4,458 Hotels in Shanghai
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Jinjiang Inn Shanghai Sichuan North Road
2.5 of 5
Jinjiang Inn Shanghai Sichuan North Road
$29 - $43 (CN¥193 - CN¥287)
Ranked #193 of 4,458 Hotels in Shanghai
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
5.0 of 5
Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
$295 - $494
Ranked #1 of 4,458 Hotels in Shanghai
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The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi
5.0 of 5
The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi
$233 - $406
Ranked #2 of 4,458 Hotels in Shanghai
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The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
$308 - $555 (CN¥2,054 - CN¥3,702)
Ranked #3 of 4,458 Hotels in Shanghai
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.