Shanghai Travel Guide

August 25, 2011 by
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Shanghai can be classified as a dynamic city in one of the world’s fastest changing country, China. This exhilarating metropolis is giving home to China’s dreams and setting the pace for the world to follow.

It used to be a site frequented by foreigners for adventure and fun but now has been taken over by homegrown business tycoons and the landscape is dotted with skyscrapers engulfing the ancient Chinese culture and heritage. The city of Shanghai sees changes crop up on a weekly basis and people work seven days a week in order to capitalize on this opportunity the city has to offer.

Getting around in Shanghai

The city of Shanghai is home to the second-largest international Airport in the world and is accessible from major capitals of the world, and if you could not find a direct flight you are able to fly in through Beijing or Hong Kong. The city is better connected to the adjoining provinces by train and air networks. It is an ideal starting point for the journey into main China and for the convenience of the country being online, you can book your train tickets and tour online. Shanghai is a very large city and it is not a good idea to navigate it on foot although you may enjoy strolling around pedestrian areas like the culturally preserved Shanghai Xin Tian Di street.

This sprawling city is easy to explore if you use the taxi or the metro system. The linked train network and constantly growing metro is very fast, economical and efficient. It is a good idea to avoid rush hour as the system is working on its full capacity. You should only use the buses if you are aware of the bus routes and the stops you need to reach because the city is large and you can get lost in a different area that you do not mean to arrive at.

Cost of living

Shanghai is one of the world’s most expensive cities competitive to European destinations. The greatest expense is Shanghai accommodation, which can be quite pricey even in midrange hotels. A good idea is to look at the serviced apartments in Shanghai. When you select an apartment in Shanghai, you can get the large space for the price of a room in a Shanghai hotel. These apartments are fully equipped with modern day amenities like all functional kitchens where you can prepare your own meals, concierge services, fitness centers and swimming pools.

It is advantageous for businessmen who would like to conduct meetings in the privacy of their apartment rather than spend money on hiring a meeting room at Shanghai hotels. You can select from the vast variety on offer when it comes to Shanghai apartments and choose one that meets your budget and lifestyle requirements.

There are many local Chinese restaurants where you can enjoy the special cuisine of the country. Or you can ask the concierge service to assist you in acquiring groceries so that you can prepare a home-cooked meal in the comfort of your apartment in Shanghai. Cafés and bars in Shanghai are quite expensive and especially if you are spending on beverages and drinks.


One Comment on Shanghai Travel Guide

  1. Roland on Sun, 16th Oct 2011 10:56
  2. As a metropolis, Shanghai has a variety of grade-level hotels and guesthouses. Shanghai hotels and guesthouses are widely distributed, covering almost all the business district, attractions, and even residential areas. If the main location of the target sites are concentrated in the vicinity looking for the right hotel is the most convenient. The hotel is located near transportation hubs may be slightly more expensive price, but you can save a lot of traveling expenses and valuable time. Which Huangpu District, Jing’an District, Hongkou District and South of the traditional commercial center of Shanghai, Pudong New Area, Xuhui District, Changning District, and is now emerging business circles.

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