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Shanghai China, Shanghai Area

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  • Shopping (1877)
  • Food (572)
  • Business (527)
  • Sightseeing (517)
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  • Nightlife (329)
  • Architecture (219)
  • Culture (216)
  • Gourmet Food (213)
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How can you enjoy the sights in Shanghai while avoiding the crowds?

Bruce, Australia

19 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.
  • Clothes Shopping 142 endorsements
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Is there more to shopping in Shanghai than just brand-name stores?

John, Australia

23 days ago Report

Yes. You can have bespoke tailoring completed and delivered within a day. Use the guides at Shopping Tours Shanghai, they know the best shops and prices.

Why do you recommend Shanghai for food?

Tim, Canada

14 days ago Report

Good selection and variety. Yang's Fried Dumplings are highly recommended.

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

Tim, Canada

14 days ago Report

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

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

Katie, United Kingdom

8 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

30 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.

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

Andrejs, Latvia

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

David, United States of America

21 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.

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

Amber, New Zealand

12 days ago Report

Shanghai Workd Financial Center. Level 94 is cheaper and views are just as spectacular.
  • Fine Dining 50 endorsements

What makes fine dining in Shanghai stand out?

Ivan, Slovakia

22 days ago Report

  • Nightlife 329 endorsements

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

Richard, Australia

14 hours ago Report

Many tourist traps and scams - obviously tolerated by the authorities. Dont take anything at face value
  • Markets 38 endorsements

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

Bruce, Australia

19 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.
  • Boating 2 endorsements

What kind of boating is Shanghai best for?

Delphine, South Africa

8 days ago Report

Boat cruising on the Bund
  • Photography 17 endorsements

Which spot is best for taking photos in Shanghai?

Christabel, Singapore

9 days ago Report

The Bund, Yuyuan Gardens, Tianzifang, 1933 Old Millfun
  • Clubbing 61 endorsements

Where's the best place to go dancing in Shanghai?

Alexander, China

20 days ago Report

M1NT without a doubt is the hottest place
  • Street Markets 12 endorsements

What's your best advice for browsing without feeling hassled by vendors?

celia, Singapore

4 days ago Report

Ignore and pretend to be non-interested. If you are with a local or speak fluent Chinese, price will reduce by half!
  • Fine Art Museums 9 endorsements

Which fine art museums should a first-time visitor to Shanghai start with?

Philomena, France

18 days ago Report

Shanghai museum of fine art
  • Culturally Diverse Food 128 endorsements

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Shanghai has to offer?

Stephen, United States of America

28 days ago Report

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