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Shanghai FAQ

How easy is it to get around Shanghai?

Shanghai is one of the most populous cities in the world and can be quite daunting for first-time visitors. However, thanks to its excellent transportation infrastructure, getting around Shanghai is actually quite easy. The city has an extensive metro system that covers almost the entire city, and there are also plenty of taxis and ride-hailing services.

Where to stay in Shanghai?

If you’re looking for a five-star hotel in Shanghai, the Northern Hotel is definitely worth considering. Located in the heart of the city, the Northern Hotel offers guests stunning views of the skyline as well as easy access to all of Shanghai’s major attractions.

What’s eating and drinking like in Shanghai?

Shanghai is home to some of the best food in China. If you’re looking for a traditional Chinese meal, be sure to try the xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) at Din Tai Fung. For something a little more modern, check out The Cannery, which serves up delicious contemporary Chinese cuisine. And of course, no trip to Shanghai would be complete without sampling some of the city’s famous street food. Head to Nanjing Road for a wide variety of street food options, from noodles and dumplings to BBQ and fried snacks.

What is there to do in Shanghai?

In addition to being a foodie paradise, Shanghai is also packed with things to see and do. For a taste of history, be sure to visit the Bund, a waterfront area lined with colonial-era buildings. For some stunning views of the cityscape, take a ride up to the top of the Shanghai World Financial Center.

How to get to Shanghai?

Shanghai is one of the most well-connected cities in China, with an extensive transportation network that includes an airport, a high-speed rail station, and a busy port.
By plane: Shanghai’s two international airports – Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport – offer direct flights to major cities around the world.
By train: Shanghai is also a stop on China’s high-speed rail network, with trains departing for Beijing, Nanjing, and other cities.