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Presentation of Shanghai
At its origins, Shanghai was a small fishing village, during the period of conflicts between the states (475-221 BC). Today, Shanghai has become China’s center of business and finance, while being one of the most active ports in China. The city of Shanghai, crossed by the Huangpu River, is today the most cosmopolitan city in China. It has about 17 million inhabitants and all nationalities live side by side.
Shanghai is an amazing mix of architectural styles. The 1930s buildings of the Bund, the modern skyscrapers of Pudong, the European residences of the old French concession and the traditional Chinese houses in the old town coexist. Just walk around the city to discover totally different atmospheres. And at night, the city comes alive, everything lights up! Feel free to take a cruise on the Huangpu to discover all these nocturnal illuminations or stroll along the Nanjing Lu. We can say that in Shanghai, several worlds rub shoulders and the discovery of this city offers many surprises . Let yourself be guided…
To visit Shanghai, many choices are available to travelers. They can choose to take the subway and the bus which are cheap means of transport but the metro is much more convenient because of the density of the road traffic. Note that it is impossible to rent a car without a driver. The Maglev transports you from the airport to the city center. This is to be tempted by a means of ultra futuristic locomotion since the Maglev advance to 430km/h!
When to go to Shanghai?
The best time to visit Shanghai is autumn. From September to November, temperatures are still relatively mild and showers are very rare. Summer is warmer, averaging 30 degrees Celsius, but high humidity and frequent rainfall could be detrimental to your visit to Shanghai. In winter, the climate is comparable to that of northern France, while spring is synonymous with the risk of monsoon rain. You will find more detailed information on the climate of Shanghai on the page: Weather Shanghai.
Where to stay in Shanghai
Staying in a good hotel is the beginning of a successful holiday. Indeed, a good accommodation can make your vacation even more exceptional … like a bad one can spoil a stay.
The largest city in China is full of places to stay. You’ll have something for every budget, from small B&Bs of incomparable charm to large hotels located in the city center, near the main sites to visit, or in the surrounding countryside. That’s why we have selected for you the best hotels in Shanghai, combining comfort and quality of services.