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This area of China contains about 22,300,000 people.

This destination lies roughly 660 miles southeast of the national capital of Beijing. It's also 45 miles east of Suzhou.

Some renowned sights that have helped to put this place on the map, the Bund and the Jing An Temple attract visitors for all across the globe.

Give the kids a treat and enjoy some quality time together at the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and Jinjiang Action Park. For even more fun, continue on to Happy Valley Amusement Park and the Shanghai Film Park.

You might like to make the time to discover the range of aquatic animals featured at Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and Changfeng Ocean Park.

Whether you like exotic birds or unassuming reptiles, the Shanghai WIld Animal Park and the Shanghai Zoo have something for everyone.

Interested in learning about some of the local plant species? Spend a day at the Shanghai Botanical Garden or the Yuyuan Garden. Many travelers also enjoy wandering around the Huacao Park and the Qiuxia Garden.

For fresh air and relaxation, grab something for lunch and find a shady corner at one of the pleasant urban parks, such as Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park and the Yu Yuan Garden. Century Park and Zhongshan Park are two more pleasant spots to while away a lazy day over a good book.

Freshwater lakes offer a range of activities for travlers of all ages. From walks to bird-watching, there's always some fun to be had. If you feel having a day by the water, check out the activities at Dishui Lake, Dianshan Lake and Huangpu River.

Switch off your phone and have a rest from the stress of the modern world at Sheshan National Forest Park and Sheshan Hill. Shanghai Grand View Park and Shanghai Grand View Garden are also popular among nature enthusiasts.

The area's exhibition spaces are jam-packed with interesting stories and quirky facts. Savor the contemplative atmosphere as you check out the unique collections at the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. Another two to consider are the MOCA Shanghai and the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.

Those travelers interested in nautical heritage should include a visit to the C. Y. Tung Maritime Museum and the China Maritime Museum.

If you like a bit of a challenge, make your way to the Songjiang Science & Technology Museum or the Changning Science & Technology Museum. The collection of science-related objects on display at these captivating museums will keep you stimulated for hours. For a complete scientific experience, you should also visit the Yangpu Science & Technology Museum and the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum.

The wonderful specimens at the Shanghai Natural History Museum aren't simply interesting to look at. They also play an important role in helping us understand the natural world.

Do you love art? You'll discover galleries of all sizes here. Soak up the cool atmosphere at the China Art Palace and M50 Arts Community. The Yuehu Museum of Art and the Shanghai Himalayas Museum are also worth a look if you can fit them in.

History buffs can travel back through time at the Shanghai Municipal History Museum and the Tousewe Museum. The Liuli China Museum and the Tushanwan Museum are also worthwhile choices.

Wander back through this region's past with a visit to French Concession and Old Chinese City, just two of the interesting historic sites here. More stories from the days of old await at Customs House and Thames Town.

Make sure you go to swing by Yingxiang Bridge or Fangsheng Bridge, a pair of sturdy yet elegant structures that arc across the waterways of the city. Don't leave without seeing a third amazing example of civil engineering, Shanghai Puji Bridge.

If you take an interest in military history, take a tour of the fortifications located at Wusong Ancient Fort.

Once the private home of this region's ruling elite, today the doors to these stately homes are open to visitors from all over the world. You'll feel as though you've found your way into a storybook upon entering Childrens Municipal Palace and Sinan Mansions.

Learn about the region's spiritual side and enjoy the serene atmosphere at the Jade Buddha Temple and the City God Temple. St. Ignatius Cathedral and the Songjiang Mosque are two more recommended sacred sites.

Before you pack your bags and make your way home, be sure to see some of the lesser-known attractions here. A couple of worthwhile options to start off with are Waibaidu Bridge and Yangpu Bridge. Also, think about a visit to Shanghai Old Street and Taikang Road if your schedule allows.

Accommodation in Shanghai

You'll have no troubles finding the perfect lodging in Shanghai. Expedia's hotels page offers 471 different options in this excellent destination.

Kick-start your search for the ultimate Shanghai accommodation by investigating the guest services at the esteemed The Peninsula Shanghai, located at 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, and The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, at Shanghai ifc No.8 Century Avenue. Alternatively, The Parkview Hotel Shanghai, at No. 555 Dingxiang Road, and the Jin Jiang Tian Cheng Hotel, at 585 Xu Jia Hui Road, are two recommendations well worth investigating if you're traveling on the cheap.

While you're in Shanghai you'll want to check out The Bund, so another option to consider is staying nearby this iconic attraction. The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund is just 0.2 miles away. You might also like to check out the Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai, just 0.5 miles away.

Shanghai Vacation Packages

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Central Hotel Shanghai C$143
Central Hotel Shanghai

Central Hotel Shanghai

No 555 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai
    of 5, from 1,183 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Nanjing Road Shopping District, People's Square, and Shanghai Museum. The Bund and Yu Yuan Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai C$233
    Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai

    Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai

    33 Fu Cheng Road, Shanghai
      of 5, from 259 reviews
      5.0 out of 5.0

      This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps from Super Brand Mall and Oriental Pearl Tower. The Bund and Jin Mao Tower are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Grand Central Hotel Shanghai C$166
      Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

      Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

      505 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai
        of 5, from 1,215 reviews
        4.5 out of 5.0

        This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Three on the Bund and The Bund. Nanjing Road Shopping District and Yu Yuan Garden are also within 15 minutes.

        Fairmont Peace Hotel C$283
        Fairmont Peace Hotel

        Fairmont Peace Hotel

        20 Nanjing Road East, Huang Pu District, Shanghai
          of 5, from 559 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

          This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of The Bund and Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park. Nanjing Road Shopping District and Old Chinese City are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          Swissotel Grand Shanghai C$138
          Swissotel Grand Shanghai

          Swissotel Grand Shanghai

          1 Yu Yuan Road, Shanghai
            of 5, from 600 reviews
            5.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Jing'an, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paramount and Jing An Temple. French Concession and Jade Buddha Temple are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            W Shanghai - The Bund C$358
            W Shanghai - The Bund

            W Shanghai - The Bund

            66 Lvshun Road, Shanghai
              of 5, from 13 reviews
              5.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Downtown Shanghai, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Xintiandi, People's Square, and The Bund. IFC Mall and French Concession are also within 9 mi (15 km).

              Hotel Equatorial Shanghai C$98
              Hotel Equatorial Shanghai

              Hotel Equatorial Shanghai

              65 Yanan Road West, Shanghai
                of 5, from 726 reviews
                4.5 out of 5.0

                Located in Jing'an, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jing An Park, Jing An Temple, and Jiuguang Department Store. Paramount and Shanghai Exhibition Center are also within 15 minutes.

                Le Royal Meridien Shanghai C$170
                Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

                Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

                789 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai
                  of 5, from 970 reviews
                  5.0 out of 5.0

                  This central Shanghai hotel is on the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, within 1.5 kilometers of the Bund.

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