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Top Attractions in Shanghai

Shanghai is the very place where one beholds the highly modernised future getting embraced in the arms of glittering present. A trip to Shanghai would do a world of good to discerning travellers who board their flights with a pursuit of wallowing into the essence of China. They will stand in awe of the city's man-made marvels that stretches from pillar to post. Architecture takes on a new significance along the Huangpu River bank in Pudong's Lujiazui District when they feast eyes on shimmering Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Centre. They can also turn back the hands of time at The Bund or the French Concession reminiscent of the good old days.

Shanghai Airport Information

Shanghai Pudong International Airport is the major aviation hub serving the Chinese city of Shanghai and surrounding areas. Honoured as the China's best airport, Pudong International Airport is indeed the ideal point of arrival as well as departure for global travellers. When it comes to facilities and services, the airport offers beyond the expectations of arriving and departing passengers. There is a spectacular collection of restaurants, coffee shops and bars in addition to shopping outlets including duty-free shops. The terminal also boasts telephones, internet stations, left-luggage facilities, onsite hotels and business centre. Located about 19 miles southeast of central Shanghai, in eastern China, it is easily accessible by Maglev Train, buses and taxi.

Flight Tickets to Shanghai

Shanghai, being the China's prominent business hub and tourist attraction, enjoys extensive connectivity with domestic and international destinations including United Kingdom. A staggering range of airlines including China based, British carriers and ther foreign operators offer wide connectivity and number of choices for direct as well as indirect flights to Shanghai from major airports in UK including London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester. The national carriers of both the nations i.e. the British Airways and Air China remain popular choices for reserving tickets on flights from London Heathrow to Shanghai. Alternatively, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Lufthansa are foreign carriers that offer flights to Shanghai via their respective hubs.

Shanghai Accommodation Options

Abounding an outstanding choice of hotels, Shanghai can never be accused of disappointing its visitors. There are various skyscraper hotels that take care of the well-off travellers and historic hotels to handle the high demand of tourists. In addition, visitors may also find an array of boutique hotels and classy B&B's to add a touch of poise to their stay. Budget travellers may take their pick from staggering range of hostels and cheap lodges. Business travellers and transit fliers can also stay at onsite airport hotels namely Jinjiang Inn Pudong Airport Hotel and the Ramada Pudong Airport Shanghai Hotel. Both the properties are renowned for spacious rooms and superlative services.

Best Time to Visit shanghai

Autumn from mid-September to mid-November is the best time to visit Shanghai. With fine temperatures and cold breezes, this is the ideal period for taking pleasure in sightseeing and outdoor activities. However, it is a peak season and travellers are advised to book their air tickets and accommodations well in advance. Culture lovers seeking a perfect dose of cultural extravaganza may also consider travelling during Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year that takes place on first day of the lunar calendar. It is a week-long spectacular event marked by the Lantern Festival and never-ending jamborees. Besides, New Year's Day (Jan1) and Dragon Boat Festival (early June) are some other great events that offer great opportunities to tourists.

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