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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.

All things to do » Things to do

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 Railway High-speed
China Railway High-speed
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: Mass Transportation Systems
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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 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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Bund International Architecture Exhibition
Bund International Architecture Exhibition
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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 16,954 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price: $40 - $150
Cuisines: Italian, European
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Efes Restaurant Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine
Efes Restaurant Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine
Ranked #2 of 16,954 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price: $30 - $35
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, 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 16,954 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Italian, European
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Hakkasan
Hakkasan
Ranked #4 of 16,954 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Contemporary, Chinese, Asian
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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
Jin Xuan Chinese Restaurant (The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong)
Jin Xuan Chinese Restaurant (The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong)
Ranked #5 of 16,954 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price: $60 - $200
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated 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
$13 - $41 (CN¥88 - CN¥277)
Ranked #186 of 5,069 Hotels in Shanghai
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Vienna Hotel Shanghai Songjiang
4.0 of 5
Vienna Hotel Shanghai Songjiang
$17 - $51 (CN¥115 - CN¥345)
Ranked #217 of 5,069 Hotels in Shanghai
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7 Days Inn Shanghai Hongmei South Road
2.0 of 5
7 Days Inn Shanghai Hongmei South Road
$24 - $55 (CN¥162 - CN¥372)
Ranked #339 of 5,069 Hotels in Shanghai
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Pentahotel Shanghai
3.5 of 5
Pentahotel Shanghai
$43 - $210
Ranked #63 of 5,069 Hotels in Shanghai
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Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel
4.5 of 5
Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel
$30 - $162
Ranked #84 of 5,069 Hotels in Shanghai
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Jin Jiang Hotel
4.5 of 5
Jin Jiang Hotel
$48 - $362 (CN¥325 - CN¥2,450)
Ranked #97 of 5,069 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
$244 - $402
Ranked #1 of 5,069 Hotels in Shanghai
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Four Seasons Shanghai Pudong
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Shanghai Pudong
$282 - $472 (CN¥1,908 - CN¥3,194)
Ranked #2 of 5,069 Hotels in Shanghai
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The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
$272 - $500 (CN¥1,841 - CN¥3,384)
Ranked #3 of 5,069 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.