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Shanghai Travel Guide

Shanghai Travel Guide

Written by Ruby ZhaoUpdated Nov. 22, 2023

Shanghai, a vibrant city situated on the Yangtze River Delta, has a fascinating past as a gateway to China. It is not only the largest economic and trade hub in the country but also a fantastic cultural center.

You can still catch glimpses of Shanghai's colonial history in the charming Bund area, which adds to its cosmopolitan charm.

Get ready to be amazed!

Top Attractions & Places to Visit in Shanghai

The BundThe Bund
Yuyuan GardenYuyuan Garden
The Shanghai TowerThe Shanghai Tower
Shikumen in XintiandiShikumen in Xintiandi
French ConcessionFrench Concession
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall: The Magic City's Future Plan Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall: The Magic City's Future Plan

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How to Plan a Trip to Shanghai

Top Private Shanghai Tours

Pudong area of Shanghai
2-Day Shanghai's Old and New Collision
  • See old and new Shanghai
  • Rowing in a water town.
Fly a drone by yourself
2-Day A Journey to the Future
  • Explore the Bund in-depth
  • Get close to the world's leading drone.
 Nanxun Watertown
4-Day Shanghai, Hangzhou, Water Town Culture Tour
  • Be a local and pick tea leaves for one day.
  • Enjoy a cultural experience in Nanxun Water Town.
Hangzhou West Lake
5-Day Yangtze River Delta Bullet Train Tour
  • Explore a Suzhou garden at night
  • Experience a tea farmer's life in Hangzhou
Shanghai International Cruise Port
2-Day Shanghai and Water Town Tour from the Port
  • Specially designed for a cruise excursion
  • Relaxe in the Zhujiajiao Watertown
6-Day Beijing and Shanghai Tour

Travel from China's capital to its prosperous largest city. Feel the contrast of old and new.

8-Day Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai Tour

Explore China's ancient glory and its modernity with our top itinerary.

11-Day Beijing – Xi'an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai Tour
  • The best choice for first-timers
  • Discover the picturesque rural China
2-Week Beijing– Xi'an–Zhangjiajie– Guilin–Shanghai Tour
  • The best choice for nature lovers
  • Witness the Hallelujah Mountains
11-Day Beijing- Xi'an-Guilin- Shanghai
  • Top family itinerary
  • Experience China's countryside life together
2-Week Private Tour: Beijing–Xi'an–Lhasa-Shanghai
  • The best choice for ones who have a Tibet dream
  • Pay your respects at the pilgrim's holy palace.

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