Shanghai Travel Tips & Articles

Experience the Best Nightlife by Visiting Top Night Spots in Shanghai
With a bounty of high-class skyscrapers and ancient architectures, Shanghai's nightlife is different from the one in Beijing, which is more sophisticated combining fashion and traditional culture.
The Top 9 Ancient Towns Near Shanghai — Which Should I Go To?
Want a day trip from Shanghai? These ancient water towns are a nice choice. China Highlights has listed the best nine ancient water towns near Shanghai.
How to Plan a Day Trip in Shanghai
One of China's "layover cities": Shanghai has one of China’s most important airports, Pudong International Airport, making Shanghai one of the main arrival/departure cities for China. Travelers flying from Shanghai may need to wait half a day to a day before boarding an onward flight.
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Experience a Distinctive Shanghai Looking at L. E. Hudec’s Architecture
Experience a Distinctive Shanghai Looking at L. E. Hudec’s Architecture

L. E. Hudec, a Slovak architect with Hungarian citizenship, was an important figure in Shanghai f ...

Annie Wu
Enjoying Shanghai's Waterfront
Enjoying Shanghai's Waterfront

Like most great cities, Shanghai has a thriving waterfront complete with bridges, beaches, and boar ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Discover Foot Binding in Shanghai — the Culture of 4-Inch Feet
Discover Foot Binding in Shanghai — the Culture of 4-Inch Feet

Shanghai is the best place in China to discover the cruel and oppressive custom of foot binding, ...

Annie Wu
The Most Romantic Places in Shanghai
The Most Romantic Places in Shanghai

Shanghai has always been an alluring city of intrigue, so it comes as no surprise that romance abou ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Shanghai Massage Centers and Spas
Shanghai Massage Centers and Spas

There are many massage centers and spas in Shanghai: from the Southeast-Asian-themed Taipan Spa ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Sundowners in Shanghai
Sundowners in Shanghai

Having a "sundowner" is a classic British ritual marking the end of a long day with a cool cockta ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Top Water Parks in Shanghai
Top Water Parks in Shanghai

A burning hot summer is coming again; are you ready for dabbling in the water? Here are three reco ...

Annie Wu
Rafting around Shanghai - the 7 Best Places
Rafting around Shanghai - the 7 Best Places

To go rafting is an exciting entertainment in the cool air that people can enjoy in the summer, an ...

Annie Wu
Shanghai’s Top 7 Attractions for Autumn Outings
Shanghai’s Top 7 Attractions for Autumn Outings

The article introduces 7 best places for autumn outings in and around Shanghai.

Ruru Zhou
The Best Laundries in Shanghai
The Best Laundries in Shanghai

With the rapid development of the social economy and the continuous improvement of people's livin ...

Michael Yang
10  Disappearing Things of Shanghai
10 Disappearing Things of Shanghai

There are many interesting things in people's daily lives that are considered unique sights in Shan ...

Annie Wu
When in Shanghai, Do As the Shanghainese Do
When in Shanghai, Do As the Shanghainese Do

I'm sure that you've all heard the phrase, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Likewise, when visi ...

Annie Wu
The Top 9 Ancient Towns Near Shanghai — Which Should I Go To?
The Top 9 Ancient Towns Near Shanghai — Which Should I Go To?

Want a day trip from Shanghai? These ancient water towns are a nice choice. China Highlights ...

Lynn Ye
Top Five  Free Things to Do in Shanghai
Top Five Free Things to Do in Shanghai

Shanghai is becoming an increasingly experience city. With certain Shanghai attractions charging over 200 yuan for a family of four, a day out in the city can be depressingly expensive. But it needn’t be. This article will guide you to several brilliant things to do for free in Shanghai.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Best Cycling Routes around Shanghai
Best Cycling Routes around Shanghai

Shikumen In Shanghai riding bikes is a common and inexpensive way of getting around. You c ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Travel Tips for Senior Travelers to Shanghai
Travel Tips for Senior Travelers to Shanghai

Dotted with countless modern skyscrapers, but also oriental architecture and colonial neighborhood ...

Candice Song
A Three-Day Tour to the Ancient Towns around Shanghai
A Three-Day Tour to the Ancient Towns around Shanghai

Ancient towns around Shanghai in the south of China have the most beautiful and simplest sceneries. ...

Lynn Ye
Experience the Best Nightlife by Visiting Top Night Spots in Shanghai
Experience the Best Nightlife by Visiting Top Night Spots in Shanghai

With a bounty of high-class skyscrapers and ancient architectures, Shanghai's nightlife is different from the one in Beijing, which is more sophisticated combining fashion and traditional culture.

Candice Song
Love the Leisure in Xitang Ancient Water Town
Love the Leisure in Xitang Ancient Water Town

A travel story recording a leisurely trip to Xitang Ancient Water Town, which is about 90 kilometers from central Shanghai.

Lynn Ye
The Best Seven Museums in Shanghai
The Best Seven Museums in Shanghai

Shanghai has more than 72 museums, some of which are free of charge. The following are the best se ...

Michael Yang
Top Five Old Streets in Shanghai
Top Five Old Streets in Shanghai

Old streets could tell you the past and future of a city. The old streets and old buildings are d ...

Lynn Ye
A Two-Day Trip in Shaoxing
A Two-Day Trip in Shaoxing

My mother and I were attractive by the beauty of Shaoxing, so we decided to visit Shaoxing to relax ourselves on weekends. Shaoxing, also called Huiji in the ancient time, was the capital place of Yue State in the Spring and Autumn Period and South Song Dynasty.

Lynn Ye
How to Plan a Day Trip in Shanghai
How to Plan a Day Trip in Shanghai

Have a free day in Shanghai? Read this article for the best things to do and places to visit for a Shanghai day trip.

Lynn Ye
Enjoy a Lemon-Yellow Autumn in Shanghai
Enjoy a Lemon-Yellow Autumn in Shanghai

The lemon-yellow ginkgo leaves will highlight the late autumn in Shanghai. Here are some wonderful places for you to enjoy such scenery and do photography.

Lynn Ye
Best Places to see Fall Foliage in Shanghai
Best Places to see Fall Foliage in Shanghai

Nanjing Qixia Mountain Nanjing Qixia Mountain Best sightseeing time: the most beautiful autu ...

Lynn Ye
Shanghai Travel Tips & Articles
Shanghai Travel Tips & Articles

The latest, first-hand and useful articles on traveling around Shanghai from local travel experts a ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Top 3 Lavender Gardens around Shanghai
Top 3 Lavender Gardens around Shanghai

It is time for lavender blossoms again; flowers lovers cannot miss the season! Provence is too far ...

Annie Wu
Popular Ski Sites around Shanghai
Popular Ski Sites around Shanghai

Skiing is becoming an increasingly popular sport in China, with new resorts opening, and an ever-wi ...

Michael Yang

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