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In 1930, Shanghai was known as the “Paris of the Orient,” the city where East meets West. War and revolution put the city into a holding pattern, but in recent decades Shanghai has experienced a renaissance, recreating itself into a global city while preserving the many treasures of its past.
To best experience Shanghai’s great balancing act between yesterday and tomorrow, hop aboard a boat cruise along the Huangpu River. On one riverbank is the Pudong area, home to some of city’s modern landmarks, including Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. In contrast to the futuristic skyline of Pudong is The Bund, on the opposite side of the river. This area has a interesting collection of art deco, neoclassical and baroque buildings .
Beyond The Bund lays the French Concession, where the historic art deco homes of the city’s former European elite are now filled with restaurants, boutiques and bars. Nearby, explore the Shikumen houses, shopping and nightlife of Xintiandi.
Take a break from the busy streets in Shanghai’s green spaces. In Century Park, the city’s largest park, cycle, play miniature golf or stroll past ornamental topiaries. Take an evening stroll along the Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park to see The Bund spectacularly illuminated on the river’s opposite bank. In the Old City, take time out to admire the koi-filled ponds in the centuries-old Yu Yuan Garden.
Shanghai’s Buddhist temples offer tranquility and insight into local culture. Visit the Jade Buddha Temple to see two enormous white jade Buddhas. An even larger jade Buddha statue, the biggest of its kind in mainland China, is at the Jing’an Temple in downtown Shanghai.
Shanghai’s efficient subway and bus systems make it easy to get around. And don’t forget to pack comfortable shoes; Shanghai is a city that rewards those who walk with glimpses into local life and access to less visited areas.
Accommodation in Shanghai
When it comes to finding the perfect Shanghai hotel options, Expedia's lodging page lists 936 places to choose from.
Visitors who enjoy a touch of class can choose from the JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Tomorrow Square, at 399 Nanjing West Road, and the Peninsula Shanghai, at 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road. If the previously mentioned two don't suit your budget and style, the Pudong Shangri-La or otherwise the Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai might tick all the right boxes.
If you and your traveling companions are stopping over for just a night or two and only have limited time to see Shanghai's star attractions, it might suit better to stay at the JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Tomorrow Square or the Peninsula Shanghai, which are both situated nearby The Bund.
Located in Lujiazui, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mercedes Benz Arena, Jin Mao Tower, and Lujiazui Central Greenland. Oriental Pearl Tower and The Bund are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Pudong, this hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Shanghai Disneyland©, Shanghai WIld Animal Park, and Long Museum. Shanghai New International Expo Centre and Century Park are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Located in Hongqiao, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of L'Avenue, Shanghai Zoo, and Shanghai International Gymnastics Center. St. Ignatius Cathedral is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.
Located in Lujiazui, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mercedes Benz Arena, Jin Mao Tower, and Lujiazui Central Greenland. Oriental Pearl Tower and The Bund are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Towering 40 stories above Shanghai’s main business and entertainment centre, the Hilton Shanghai is in the heart of the former French Concession. Jing'an Temple is 0.3 km (0.2 mi) away.
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.
This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Nanjing Road Shopping District and The Bund. People's Square and Yu Yuan Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nanjing Road Shopping District and People's Square. The Bund and Shanghai Disneyland© are also within 25 mi (40 km).