Shanghai Travel Guide
上海Shanghai is the largest city in China, and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with over 20 million people. Shanghai is a modern city with a past linked to foreign occupation through World War II. The row of historic bank buildings on the Bund shows the architecture brought by foreigners when Shanghai was the banking capital of Asia. Now modern development in Pudong has changed the face of the city into a modern metropolis. Shanghai maintains some of its 1930's feel to it. Chinese people in Shanghai are more liberal and modern, being farther from Beijing. Foreigners living in Shanghai are there for business reasons, and thus Shanghai has more of a "New York" feel to it.
When to visitShanghai experiences four distinct seasons, but temperature differences between the hottest part of summer and the depths of winter are extreme. In summer, temperatures can reach in the 90°F (mid-30°C) and the hottest months are July and August, with about 80% humidity. Most of Shanghai's rainfall occurs during this period. In winter, temperatures can drop below zero and conditions tend to be grey and dull, though no snowfall occurs. Springtime (March to June) is perhaps the best time to travel to Shanghai, with more moderate conditions than summer, although weather can be variable at this time of year. Autumn (September to November) also tends to be moderate, with sunny, dry weather, though the odd typhoon can occur between September and October.
• The Shanghai Acrobat Show (there are several)
• Walking on Nanjing Road pedestrian district
• Huangpu River cruise
• Water towns - Tongli (with the sex museum) and Zhujiazhao are most famous
• Suzhou one hour from Shanghai is known for its canals and gardens
• Hangzhou - two hours from Shanghai is set on West Lake
• Further afield, Yellow Mountain is one of China's sacred peaks
Longitude: 31.239738; Latitude: 121.47583. Satellite view does not match the Map view due to Google's rendering.
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1 Day • CNY 440
This one day tour takes you through the highlights of Shanghai. Get a bird's eye view of the city from the Oriental Pearl tower, visit a classical Chinese style garden, walk through China's best museum and enjoy an end of the day stroll on the Bund. We can customize this tour to your interests and add airport or train station transfers as well.
2 Days • CNY 880
This two day tour gives you a detailed Shanghai experience. A visit to the Bund gives you a chance to walk along the riverfront and view what was once Asia's most powerful banking center. All the historic buildings lining the Bund were banks. Yuyuan Garden is a peaceful green retreat from the busy city. The Jade Buddha temple is one of my favorite destinations in Shanghai as it is a...
1 Day • CNY 450
Jews played a significant role in Shanghai's development through 1949. Many wealthy and successful entrepreneurs lived in the city and ran thriving businesses. Our tour takes you on the historical trail through Shanghai's Jewish history. Lunch at Shanghai's Jewish Center gives you a glimpse into the continuing role of Jews in China. From 1933 to 1941, Shanghai accepted over...
1 Day • CNY 240
Tour starts with walking in the former Jewish Neighborhood in Hong Kou district where nearly 20,000 Jewish refugees lived during the Second World War. Stop at Huoshan Park (former Rabin Park) where the only Jewish monument in Shanghai is located in. Visit Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum (former Ohel Moishe Synagogue), video of history of Jews in Shanghai will be shown. You may have a coffee break...
2 Days • CNY 990
This tour receives you on arrival at the Shanghai airport and transfers you to your five star hotel to rest and recover. The next day we give you a full day Shanghai tour with no commission shopping stops and then drop you off at your cruise ship to begin the next leg of your journey. If you are traveling with others and join together then the cost for this tour will be reduced. We can...
1 Day • CNY 570
This tour starts and ends its day at your cruise ship in Shanghai. We will pick you up and drop you off again. If you are traveling with others and join together then the cost for this tour will be reduced. We can customize the itinerary if you have some activities you would like to change on the second day. As with all our tours we give American style service.
1 Day • CNY 340
This tour will give you a look into early 20th century Shanghai. First, you will stroll along historic Duolun Road, home to many of the most famous Chinese writers and revolutionaries of the 1920s and '30s. Next, you will visit the sights of Shanghai's American concession, home to many Jewish refugees during WWII. Spend the afternoon exploring Shanghai's elegant French Concession,...
1 Day • CNY 530
Everyone comes to Shanghai to see China's modern metropolis. Yet, across from the impressive skyline is a city packed with some of China's most fascinating history. In this tour, you will experience Shanghai's as a city divided by Western powers, a safe haven for refugees and a hotbed for revolutionary writers. Spend the day wandering the city's small lanes, marvel at the...