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  • Shopping (2478)
  • Food (909)
  • Sightseeing (712)
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  • Nightlife (456)
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  • Clothes Shopping (239)

Shanghai was highly rated for shopping by 105 guests from the United States!

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How can you enjoy the sights in Shanghai while avoiding the crowds?

Bruce, Australia

21 days ago Report

We were in Shanghai during the October National Holiday period. The crowds were impossible to escape. However.... we did find the IFC mall a lot quieter than the Brand Mall.... we used the subway early (between 8:30-10am) and and while there was plenty of people about, it was not overcrowded and we had a stroller as well.!! If you like parks, we found Century Park a beautiful uncrowded spot. The Science and Technology Markets the easiest to get around, and the prices definitely the best out of all the markets we visited. And only 3 subway stops on line 2 from the Hotel.

Why do you recommend Shanghai for food?

Carmen, Spain

20 days ago Report

We ate very well, had a taste of Chinese cuisine, specially typical Shanghainese dishes, as well as Japanese cuisine. All dishes were delicious, distinct and memorable.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Shanghai.

Tim, Canada

16 days ago Report

Lots of interesting shops to buy Chinese or Shanghai unique products.

Is there more to shopping in Shanghai than just brand-name stores?

Robin, Hong Kong

27 days ago Report

lots of boutique style clothe shops, where the finishes are second to none. Shanghai is not a place for cheap stuff, if you are looking for bargains, stay away. However if you are after quality clothing at a reasonable price, then it is a place to go.

Where's the best place to view the skyline in Shanghai?

Walikhan, Hungary

13 days ago Report

The Bund is the part of river bank looking directly at the Pudong New Area, from the famous Pearl tower to the almost-finished Shanghai Tower mega-tower.

How do you fit in some sightseeing when you're in Shanghai on business?

Andrejs, Latvia

26 days ago Report

If you're just in shanghai for a few days its not a problem. Leave 1,5 hours to get souvenirs near the yu garden, an hour for the garden itself, and the rest is perfect for the free evenings. Go dowm Nanjing Road to the Bund, make pictures, go up have a cocktail at bar rouge, take more pictures, then head to the light tunnel, cross tje river climb to tje bar on the top of the world financial center. Then hit one of the bar streets for more drinks and finish it off before 5 am with the best sttret seafood om earth near the fraser residince. Or you can start from the other side of the river with the bar at the financial center if you're there first.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Shanghai?

Jamie, Sweden

1 day ago Report

Well for a start make a plan of where you want to go. My girlfriend and I normally like to just go out with the flow, and see where we end up, however In shanghai, as it is a big city, I feel you have to know where to go and what's on, on certain nights instead of walking around endlessly looking for a bar or club. Oh and don't always rely on the maps

What is it in Shanghai that makes history come to life?

bat_man, Singapore

5 days ago Report

The French quarters in Shanghai make the city standout from other asian cities

What's the best way to make the most of Shanghai by foot?

David, United States of America

24 days ago Report

Many sights were close by this hotel. It was easy to get most places by foot and if not, a short inexpensive cab ride will get you where you want to go.

What makes Shanghai one of those classic city-trip experiences?

danli06899, Singapore

24 days ago Report

It's quite safe to travel around cause there are a lot of security guards patrolling especially at tourist spots

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Shanghai?

David, Australia

12 days ago Report

Use the subway to get around. It's fast and cheap.

What's your best bargaining strategy for the market in Shanghai?

Bruce, Australia

21 days ago Report

If you want a good look around, enter a stall/shop while the owners are busy serving someone else. It gives you a good chance to look around first without being hassled...
There are dozens of shops selling the same thing, so definitely be prepared to bargain low and walk away..... If they don't call you back, you know your price is unreasonable.... So go to the next shop and raise your bottom asking price a little.

Where could you've used an extra hour (or ten) shopping in Shanghai?

Katie, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

Science Technology Museum was amazing for handbags and accessories, but bargain hard!

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Anonymous, Unknown location

2 days ago Report

Favourite restaurants: El Willy (great views of on the Bund) & ElEfante (both fantastic tapas restaurants). Jade on 54 (Shangi La) for upmarket innovative French.

What makes fine dining in Shanghai stand out?

Aurelio, Italy

11 days ago Report

street food everywhere, excellent hotels at very affordable prices.

What were the best places for wandering in Shanghai's old town?

Joseph, Singapore

29 days ago Report

Generally, we like all esp Shanghai has all types of different
restaurants with the BEST food in town & everyone is very efficient!

How is tourism changing Shanghai?

danli06899, Singapore

24 days ago Report

Very prosperous, most people have jobs

Which spot is best for taking photos in Shanghai?

David, Indonesia

5 days ago Report

The bund, old shanghai, people, huangpu river to name a few
  • Gourmet Food 288 endorsements

Is Shanghai the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

danli06899, Singapore

24 days ago Report

The stew pork , tender and sweet

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