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Destination Highlights - Shanghai

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Welcome to Shanghai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities, as well as China’s largest city and the commercial and financial centre. 

Shanghai literally means the city by the sea. Situated on the west shore of the Pacific Ocean, right in the middle of China's east coastline, the city is divided into two parts by the Huangpu River: Puxi (west of the Huangpu River) and Pudong (east of the Huangpu River). Puxi is the older part of the city and hosts the majority of shops, restaurants and museums. Pudong is the modern part, and is recognized for its rather unusual yet extremely impressive high-rises.

Find out here about the top 6 things to do on your next trip to Shanghai,

1. Take a Ride on the world’s fastest train – Maglev

Experience the future as you ride in the world famous Maglev train from Pudong Airport to the city center. Driving at more than 430km/hr or 270miles/hr, Maglev train runs at twice the speed of a theme park roller coaster. The train is air-conditioned, exquisitely maintained and magnetically levitated to give you a seamless experience as guests don’t even realize that the train is even moving! The travel distance is 30 km (19 miles) in only 8 minutes. Click here to book your ride!

2. Bird’s eye view of Shanghai from the observatory - The Sky Walk

If you want to feel mesmerized by the tall buildings in the hustling bustling city of Shanghai, take a ride to the observatory “The Sky Walk” located on the 100th floor in Shanghai World Financial Centre. Being the fifth tallest building in the world, Shanghai WFC provides the most enchanted and elevated views of the Shanghai city as high as 1,555 feet above the ground. The elevator ride to the top is an added thrill as it takes you from the first floor to the 95th floor in just under a minute. Find out more here.

3. Trip to Disneyland Park

Experience the magic of Disney as you enter the Shanghai Disneyland Park, the only Disney theme park in mainland China and one of its kind as it embodies not just the essence of Disney but also the rich cultural heritage of China. There are six themed lands in the park with countless adventurers and excitement as you journey through the parks with your family and friends for a truly out of this world experience. Book your tickets here.

4. Cruise in the Huangpu River

Take a cruise trip to “The Bund”, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. The Bund is a mile-long stretch of waterfront promenade along the Huangpu River. To the east and west of the 500m river, you can enjoy the masterpiece of over fifty two buildings of various architectural styles, including Gothic, baroque, and neoclassical styles. It is often referred to as "the museum of buildings". Read more about cruise trip the Huangpu River.

5. Cultural Exhibition at the Shanghai Museum

Travel through 5,000 years of history as you witness a rare collection of over 120,000 rate cultural relics at the Shanghai Museum. Located on the People's Square near Nanjing Road, Shanghai Museum offers English descriptions for most of Ancient Ceramics, Ancient Bronzes, and Ancient Sculptures. Read more on Shanghai Museum.

6. Spend a day at the Yu Garden

Being the only surviving garden built by the Ming Dynasty, Yuyuan Garden located next to the City Golden Temple has become a tourist favourite, owing to its rich cultural ties and beautiful scenery. As you explore the lush green space, you witness the decorated bridges, colorful pagodas and intimate enclaves separated by "dragon walls", partitions with dragon decorations on top. The magic Exquisite Jade Rock, said to have been one of Song Emperor Huizong's private collection, is definitely worth seeing.

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