As China’s largest city you’ll never be short of things to do during a holiday in Shanghai. One of the city’s best loved tourist attractions is the Bund – a waterfront area complete with lavish mural carvings, fountain and Cenotaph. The Jade Buddha Temple is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, while the beautiful, historic Yuyuan Garden - it’s over 400 years old - is a must-see. Take the super-fast lift to the top of the iconic Oriental Pearl TV Tower for some of the best views of the city.
There are plenty of flights to Shanghai from the UK and they land at one of two airports. Pudong International Airport is situated around 30 kilometres away from the centre of Shanghai. You can purchase direct flights from London Heathrow with China Eastern, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. You can get to your Shanghai hotel by train, bus or taxi. As one of the world's fastest, The Maglev Train can reach the city centre in as little as seven minutes – making it perfect if you’re in a hurry!
Hong qiao International Airport is located around 13 kilometres southwest of the city centre. You’ll have the choice of flying out from various airports around the UK. Airlines offering indirect flights to Hong qiao International Airport include Air China, KLM, Korean Air and Hong Kong Airlines. The cheapest way of getting from this airport to the city is either by subway which takes roughly 35 minutes or by the Airport City Shuttle bus which departs every 15–25 minutes from Terminal 1.
Going to the far-flung location of China doesn’t have to cost the earth. It’s still possible to visit if you’re on a budget and you’ll have no problem finding cheap hotels in Shanghai as long as you book well in advance. If you book your holiday between late March and late October into early November you’ll find the best deals. The weather is still pleasant and you’ll miss most of the crowds – leaving you to enjoy the city at your own pace. The busiest time is the Chinese New Year so expect prices to rocket.
Eating out is something that must be experienced during your holiday in Shanghai. However unfortunately this can come at a price. So instead of eating at typically tourist restaurants try to head to eateries off the beaten track. You'll get much more value for money leaving you with enough cash to try everything! A popular breakfast dish is sh?ng ji?n b?o - they're made with dough from raised flour and are pan-fried until the bottoms are crispy brown. One tip is to try them with vinegar.
Updated 22nd May 2013
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posted by ywheelerIts definitely worth setting aside an hour to see the Jade Buddha Temple in the West of Shanghai. The temple was built in 1928 to replace the previous temple which was destroyed by revolutionaries. The statues are carved out of whole chunks of white jade and depict a sitting and recumbent Buddha and
posted by yhillThe Shanghai People's Square is extremely modern and has a very cosmopolitan feel to it. The main reason to visit it would be the museum which has a large array of artefacts from throughout Chinese history. Highlights are the bronze age collection, the coins and the ceramics. There's also a well sto