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Travel Guide of Shanghai in China by Influencers

Shanghai is one of the four municipalities of the People's Republic of China. It is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze, with the Huangpu River flowing through it.

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Discover our travel guide of Shanghai in China made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Shanghai:

  🛣️ Road trip     🗼 Landmark     🏘️ Town     🌆 Skyline     🌉 Bridge     🏰 Temple  

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A metropolis and financial center, Shanghai is also a leading cultural city

Shanghai is not unlike New York. It shares the same effervescence and mix of cultures.

it is the most populous and largest city in China, Shanghai pulsates with an energy not found in any other city in the Middle Kingdom.

It is home to the world's second-tallest building, and its futuristic skyline is instantly recognizable. Yet it is not its innovative infrastructure that makes this city a unique destination; Shanghai's undeniably troubled past has left its mark on the metropolis, which boasts both an Eastern and Western culture.

The result is fascinating: you can admire the colonial architecture of the Bund while gazing at the Lujiazui skyline across the river; you'll see Buddhist temples just a stone's throw from contemporary art galleries; you can enjoy traditional Shanghai cuisine at lunch and dinner at a Michelin-starred Italian restaurant. Shanghai is a bustling city with many faces.

There are always crowds of things to do from dawn to sunset and into the next dawn.

Facing the Huangpu River, the Bund, a large boulevard lined with prestigious European buildings, recalls the city's colonial past. But Shanghai is also full of traditional Chinese places: the old town with its mysterious atmosphere, the Yu Garden, the Huxinting Tea House, the most famous institution in the country...

Also worth seeing during your stay in Shanghai: is the municipal museum and its 12,000 pieces of antiques, exceptional!
Shanghai is one of the cities that has become a financial, industrial, cultural, and tourist giant, able to combine the modernity of impressive skyscrapers with colonial buildings and traditional houses.

Shanghai is a city of contrasts that is divided by the Huangpu River

. On one side, the Bund preserves some buildings of Gothic, Romanesque, Neoclassical, Baroque, and Renaissance origin that constitute a legacy of the city's first commercial district. On the opposite bank, the Pudong district offers a more modern vision of the city thanks to the unavoidable skyline that forms one of the most representative images of the city.

Shanghai has a changing appearance that is renewed every day with the construction of imposing skyscrapers that emerge in the Pudong district. Among them are the curious Television Tower, the World Finance Center, and the Jin Mao Tower.

As an example of the city's technological advancement, Shanghai is the only city in the world to have a magnetic levitation train. This train, known as Maglev, is capable of reaching a speed of 431km/h, which leaves its passengers amazed.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Shanghai

When to go to Shanghai ?

Shanghai is a must for the first trip to China - it is the most dynamic megapolis in the country. It is the most dynamic megalopolis in the country, with construction flourishing at such a pace that the city's appearance changes greatly from one year to the next.

When to go to Shanghai? What are the best months or the best period for a stay?

Unlike Beijing, the climate is subtropical.

Climate - Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Winter is the driest season, temperatures are close to Paris' between December and February.
  • The arrival of Spring allows the mercury to rise quickly in the tubes but is punctuated by the arrival of the monsoon (From late May to early September).
  • Summer is very hot and rainy - Temperatures exceed 30 C and humidity exceeds 80% every day.
  • Autumn is the best season to visit Shanghai - Late September - October and even early November.

Tip: Remember to check the calendar of events as a stay during the Chinese New Year or around May 1st or October 1st can significantly complicate your accommodation search.

Although increasingly westernized, the city of Shanghai still retains vestiges of its traditional past that make it an exotic, remote, and unfamiliar destination.
Today, Shanghai functions as a crossroads of cultures that make it a cosmopolitan and open enclave that has much to offer its visitors

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