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Shanghai Guide

Shanghai is China’s most powerful city by some way, drawing a vast population to it thanks to this power and therefore further increasing it’s dominance. The city is the main tourist destination in China, and as such offers much for the visitor to see. It is the contrasting styles that are most noticeable in Shanghai, the western-style edifices of financial power standing tall in the sky contrast starkly with the more simple ways of many Shanghai residents.

The city is certainly a fascinating place to visit, with so much to see and learn about the city and its people.

Sights to see in Shanghai

Make time in Shanghai to explore the many sights there. The Shanghai attractions include the Oriental Pearl Tower is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Shanghai Museum are definitely worth exploring! Shanghai’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Shanghai city tour before you travel and allow our expert Shanghai based guides to show you some of Shanghai’s hidden treasures.

Shanghai Sporting Guide

As many visitors already know, Shanghai’s overwhelmingly favourite pastime is Basketball, which is played by the Shanghai Sharks who play at Luwan Stadium. The biggest event in the Shanghai sporting calendar is undoubtedly the F1 Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai Circuit and is quite a spectacle!

Sights to see in Shanghai

Make time in Shanghai to explore the many sights there. The Shanghai attractions include the Oriental Pearl Tower is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Shanghai Museum are definitely worth exploring! Shanghai’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Shanghai city tour before you travel and allow our expert Shanghai based guides to show you some of Shanghai’s hidden treasures.

Weather in Shanghai

Find out when is the best time to visit Shanghai with our guide to the climate of Shanghai. The table below shows the average temperatures in Shanghai over the course of a year in Shanghai.

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Driving in Shanghai

Without a local driving license, you cannot drive in Shanghai. So if you want to tour China, you will need to rely on Shanghai's public transport and taxis. In Shanghai, as with the rest of China, it is the law to drive on the right side of the road. At the present time, we cannot provide car hire in Shanghai for your trip, there are many attractions around Shanghai's surrounding areas, so make sure you explore.

Your Guide to Shanghai Airport

Hong Qiao International Airport lies roughly 8 miles to the southwest of Shanghai. The airport's IATA code is SHA - flights take 14 hours flight from London. Regular buses operate into Shanghai, and taxis are also available. Hong Qiao International Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Shanghai.

Shanghai Consulate

If you get into trouble in Shanghai, or just need some advice, the Shanghai British Consulate is the place to go.

British Consulate General
Suite 301 Shanghai Centre
1376 Nan Jing Xi Lu
Shanghai 200040

Telephone: (86) (21) 6279 7650

Shanghai: The Facts

City Name: Shanghai
Country: China
Language: Mandarin Chinese
Currency: Chinese Yuan
Time Difference: GMT + 8
Electricity Supply: 220/240V AC 50Hz

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