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Shanghai

This ‘City Above the Sea’ is a mix of contemporary gems and historic charm; from its high rise buildings, the charming People’s Square and brilliant Grand Theatre.

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Shanghai in detail

Celebrate modern China with a visit to one of the country’s most westernised cities, Shanghai. This ‘City Above the Sea’ is a mix of contemporary gems and historic charm; from its high rise buildings, the charming People’s Square and brilliant Grand Theatre, to its Former French Concession architecture.

Experience the full force of Shanghai’s street life on your stay; head to the waterside boulevard known as The Bund. This popular tourist highlight is a favourite meeting place for locals, watch as they take to tai chi and kung fu lessons. Stroll the embankment whilst you look out to the Huangpu River or head to the landmark Oriental Pearl Tower. How about immersing yourself in the bustle of a Shanghai Market? A visit to the Dongtai Lu Antiques Market is a must, forget typical souvenir tat and treat loved ones to precious jewellery, porcelain and unusual furnishing.

The sights, sounds and smells of Shanghai are hard to ignore, so don’t resist the urge to taste the local cuisine. Try the local jiaozi dumpling and Kobe beef; wash down with a glass of yellow wine called Huangjiu.

  • Time Zone GMT + 8
  • Currency Renmimbi - Yuan (CNY)
  • Language Chinese
  • Population 23.4 million

Shanghai Weather

  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

temperature degrees centigrade

Jan
4
Feb
5.5
Mar
9
Apr
15
May
20
Jun
24
Jul
28.5
Aug
28.5
Sep
24
Oct
19
Nov
13
Dec
6.5

rainfall in mm

Jan
47
Feb
61
Mar
84
Apr
95
May
104
Jun
174
Jul
145
Aug
137
Sep
138
Oct
69
Nov
52
Dec
37