Chinese temples and modern skyscrapers
Looking for a city trip to a modern metropolis steeped in history? Book a flight to Shanghai and discover this incredible city. Take the Shanghai Maglev Train from the airport to the city centre and marvel at the futuristic skyline as you whizz along at 430 km per hour. You can see the traditional side of China in the antique shops along Dongtai Road or in the Yuyuan gardens with its traditional tea house.
Experience China from the past with a modern twist
Hypermodern skyscrapers in Shanghai next to age-old Chinese temples. On the Bund promenade, you can find buildings dating from the French colonial period. Don’t pass up a chance to see The Oriental Pearl Tower, an impressive symbol of modern Shanghai. There are many attractions in the tower, but the major one is the unparalleled view across the city. Shanghai is the ideal destination for a city trip or the starting point for a trip through China. Don't miss this experience: book a flight to Shanghai now!
Delicious food and exuberant dancing
Once night falls, Shanghai becomes even more animated. The city has a large number of restaurants offering delicious Chinese specialities and the old part of the city is packed with small-scale eateries. Looking for something a little more sophisticated? You will find high-quality restaurants on the Bund promenade. The trendy rooftop bars here also offer amazing views across the Huangpu river and the glistening skyline of Shanghai.
Flights to Shanghai for a unique city trip
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The water village of Zhujiajiao is just an hour's drive from the busy modern centre of Shanghai, but it feels as if you are entering a whole other world, going 1700 years back in time. The many canals and rivers make this 'Venice of Shanghai' a popular day trip destination. Visitors come to enjoy a boat ride as well as to admire the picturesque traditional architecture.
Shanghai’s nightlife is centred around the west bank of the Huanpu River. Luxury hotels along the Bund offer their rooftop patios for a fabulous view of the illuminated skyscrapers. At the circus, acrobats dazzle the audience with spellbinding performances, and local theatres host many classic and dramatic Chinese operas.
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With more than 120,000 first-class artefacts of national importance, the Shanghai Museum is a top attraction. The unparalleled collection, representing 5,000 years of Chinese art history, includes everything from ritual bronzes and early paintings to porcelain from the Yuan dynasty and calligraphy art. There are so many items on display that it will take you at least a day to see only a small part of the collection.
Like many other Chinese cities, the Shanghai nightlife centres around a few districts that offer a wide range of entertainment. Cafes and bars are always packed. Large nightclubs host world famous DJs and organise special theme nights. Make sure you check the entertainment listings for the best options.
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Riverside promenade The Bund is the ‘golden mile’ of Shanghai. This string of colonial bank buildings, consulates and hotels is a favourite hangout of Shanghai residents. The historic character of the Bund contrasts sharply with Shanghai’s modern skyline on the other side of the Huangpu Jiang River.
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The Yuyuan Garden is a masterful example of Chinese garden architecture. The classical garden in the heart of Shanghai is home to water and rock formations that have been designed with the utmost precision, and according to Feng Shui principles. The organised asymmetry and alternating use of the elements make the garden feel much more spacious than it actually is. The pavilions, the zigzagging bridges and many nooks create a delightful garden to explore.
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