Shanghai

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Shanghai

China’s largest city excites with its art, history, culture and architecture and dazzles with the beauty of its natural surroundings.

Magnificent temples, vast museums, fascinating architecture and plenty of big-city thrills, Shanghai Province has lots going on to keep you entertained and engaged. Investigate the city's art scene, visit ancient shrines and explore the nearby islands.

A good way to start your visit is with a walk along the Bund, Shanghai’s historic waterfront. It features some of the city’s most recognizable buildings. Note the different architectural styles, including art deco, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. They contrast markedly with the modern skyscrapers of Pudong, which lie across the Huangpu River. These towering structures are an even more fascinating sight when they are lit up at night. Another example of stunning architecture is the vast Shanghai Exhibition Center in Jing’an.

Among the city’s most beautiful and intriguing buildings are its temples. In the western part of Shanghai, find tranquility at the Jade Buddha temple, an early 20th-century place of worship that houses two jade Buddha statues. See one of Shanghai District’s most impressive temple complexes in the town of Nanxiang. The Yun Xiang Si Temple encompasses seven temples, a scripture library and a large hall for up to 700 worshippers.

The beauty of Shanghai’s architecture is also mirrored in its art. Browse examples of Asian contemporary art at the Shanghai Gallery of Art and at the Museum of Contemporary Art located within People’s Park. Walk along Mogoshan Road, where every possible surface is covered in graffiti.

Shanghai Province has many places to unwind, surrounded by natural beauty. Wander among the redwoods, gingkoes, cherry trees and flowering magnolias of the Yuyuan Gardens. Stroll through the colorful gardens of Guyi Gardens and rent a boat for a trip across its lake.

Take a daytrip out to the islands off Shanghai’s coast. Hike through the forests on Changxing or Hengsha and go bird watching at Dongtan Wetland Park on Chongming. While you are on this island, stop by Yingdong Ecological Village for boating, fishing and more bird watching.

A visit to Shanghai Province promises bright lights and big-city bustle as well as lots of nature and traditions.

Sheraton Shanghai Jiading Hotel
Sheraton Shanghai Jiading Hotel
4.5 out of 5
No 66, Jiatang Road, Juyuan New Area, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is CA $115 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Jiading, this luxury hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Qiuxia Garden and within 12 mi (20 km) of Shanghai International Circuit and Jiading Nanxiang Ancient ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (30 reviews)
nice hotel
"nice hotel. Jut a little far from PVG."

Reviewed on Oct. 29, 2019

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The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan
The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan
5 out of 5
1008 West Beijing Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is CA $288 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Located in Jing'an, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jing'an Temple, People's Square, and Nanjing Road Shopping District. Yu Garden and Shanghai Tower ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (93 reviews)
Manager and team are superb!
"Just a quick weekend getaway after COVID travel restrictions were lifted. Stuart-Wayne, the manager, and his team took great care of us! Professional and warm is an important combination in hospitality, and the St Regis does this very well!"

Reviewed on May 23, 2021

The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan
W Shanghai - The Bund
W Shanghai - The Bund
5 out of 5
66 Lvshun Road, Shanghai
The price is CA $342 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from People's Square and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oriental Pearl Tower and The Bund. IFC Mall ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (191 reviews)
"Gorgeous modern hotel with great facilities and some of the best service in China!"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2021

W Shanghai - The Bund
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Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
4 out of 5
98 Shou Ning Road, 200021 Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is CA $182 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shanghai Confucian Temple and K11 Art Mall. People's Square and Shanghai Museum are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (821 reviews)
Great Apartment Style Hotel
"We've been to Shanghai about 30 times and this hotel is our preferred place of stay each time. We love the apartment style rooms since they have all the amenities you need for a short or long stay (full fridge, dishes, washer/dryer) and the staff are always super friendly with great English. Housekeeping ..."

Reviewed on May 31, 2021

Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
ifc residence
ifc residence
5 out of 5
8 Century Avenue Pudong Lujiazui, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is CA $239 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in Pudong, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shanghai World Financial Center, IFC Mall, and Oriental Pearl Tower. Super Brand Mall ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (576 reviews)
"It's nice stay and very clean everywhere."

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

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Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
4.5 out of 5
No 282,Huai Hai Road Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is CA $192 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of K11 Art Mall and Shanghai Times Square. People's Square and Shanghai Museum ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (456 reviews)
Good stay for families
"Great stay and the kitchens is well maintained. Location is good and near yo malls and eatries"

Reviewed on Dec. 21, 2019

Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
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