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Shanghai

Asia
25+

Rank in China

4

Rank in Asia

160+

World Rank

Currency
Yuan(CNY)
Weather
Moderate rain 25.5℃
Time
19:38 PM (GMT +08:00)
Electric Socket
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)... Read more


About Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest populated city in China and the second most populous city in the world. The actual meaning of Shanghai is "Upon the Sea" as it is located on the estuary of the Yangtze River Delta. The city gets its name Shanghai from the "Song Dynasty". Earlier, during the "Mid-Tang Dynasty", the city was named as "Huating".  Shanghai is also known as the "Pearl of the Orient" and "Paris of the East". The city is the economic center of China and one of the most globalized places. Shanghai is the geographical center for transportation– including river traffic, sea shipping, railway, aviation, and also highways.  The Yangtze Delta is fertile and provides the best tillable land for people living there. It is not surprising that the city has been a prosperous place for hundreds of years. Along with modernization, the traditional values remain the core of the city.

You will discover skyscrapers rising to more than 600 meters in height, while you may be intrigued to explore the traditional houses in the city. When you take the ferry from Huangpujiang, you can explore the east bank, which is both modern and traditional in terms of fashion, lifestyle, and culture. Shanghai has some of the best tourist attractions within the country. Famous personalities like Bernand Shaw, Albert Einstein, and Tagore have visited the city to explore the beauty, architecture, and culture. You can explore Chinese tradition, culture and architecture still preserved in its original form in the city.

Continent Country
Asia China
Airport Name / IATA Code
Shanghai Pudong International Airport PVG
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
SHA Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport


Shanghai
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
March, April, May, September and October are the best months to visit Shanghai. You can enjoy the spring season in Shanghai if you visit during these months.
Moderate time to visit
June, July and August are the moderate months to visit the city, the climate is usually very hot.
Worst time to visit
November, December, January and February are the worst months to visit Shanghai as the city remains inactive during Winter season. The climate is usually very cold.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 1 3 6 11 16 20 25 25 21 16 10 3
Maximum temprature (℃) 8 9 13 19 24 26 32 32 27 22 17 11
Rain fall (mm) 63 54 98 80 95 181 138 193 106 60 48 38
Population
24.21 (Millions)
Official Language
Mandarin
Spoken Language
The official languag... Read more
Other Language
Shanghainese, Canton... Read more
Police
110
Ambulance
120
Taxi
Start Tariff: CNY 14... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.43
Cup of Coffee USD 4.29
Milk Carton Pack USD 2.43
Rice/Kg USD 1.14
White Bread USD 2.14
Eggs (12) USD 2.43
Combo Meal USD 5.00
Fine Dining USD 42.32
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.71
Domestic Beer USD 1.43
Imported Beer USD 2.86
Bottle of Wine USD 14.30
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 3.00
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.43
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.57
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 957.95
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Take a ride on Maglev — the world's fastest train    
  • Visit the Maglev Museum to understand the engineering feat and Maglev's history    
  • Experience the ambience of a revolving restaurant at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower    
  • Buy a tailor-made suit    
  • Do some cycling    
  • Attend a bird singing contest in Guilin Park    
  • Ride the rollercoaster    
  • Watch an Acrobatics Show    
  • Visit Shanghai chocolate happy land    
  • Travel in a Sidecar    
  • Visit Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom     
  • Enjoy Indoor Skating
     
Shopping
Antique Markets at Fuyou Antique Market
457 Fangbang Middle Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200010
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Center :3.4 km
Longming Huaniao Antique Market
1662 Longming Rd, Minhang Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Centre:16 km
Shanghai antique and Curio Store
240 Guangdong Rd, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200001
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Centre:2.4 km
Shanghai Tenglong Arts and Crafts Market
777 W Baoxing Rd, Hongkou Qu, China, 200000
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Centre: 6 km
East Street Flea Market
160 East St, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200010
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Centre: 5 km
Zhennan Road Flea Market
42 Zhennan Rd, Putuo Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200333
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Centre: 11 km
Jiannan Silk Shopping Center
289 Aomen Rd, Putuo Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Centre: 5 km
Qingyunxuan
Handan Rd, WuJiaoChang, Yangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200433
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Centre: 11.5 km
Shanghai Souvenirs Shopping Center
558 Nanjing Rd Pedestrian St, NanJing Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200001
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Center: 1.9 km
Tianshan Tea City
518 Zhongshan W Rd, TianShan, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Center: 7.8 km
Bailian Xijiao Shopping Mall
88 Xianxia W Rd, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Center: 12.7 km
IFC Mall
8 Century Ave, LujiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200121
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Center: 4.3 km
Raffles City Shanghai
268 Xizang Middle Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Center: 350 m
Shanghai Times Square
99 Huaihai Middle Rd, HuaiHai Lu DongDuan, Huangpu Qu, China, 200000
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Center: 1.8 km
Super Brand Mall
168 Lujiazui W Rd, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, China, 200000
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Center: 5.6 km
Souvenir Suggestions
  • Shanghai Silk is the traditional and finest silk in the world. You can buy the best silk products at good prices.
  • Porcelain products.
  • The city is famous for handicrafts like handbags, fruit bowls, cup covers and slippers. 
  • You can also buy Shanghai Pearls. 
  • Buy traditional souvenirs like chopsticks, calligraphy works.
  • Jade 
  • Shanghai is famous for paper fans, dry fruits and China tea.

Tourist attractions in Shanghai

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