Shanghai is China's largest city and seaport and sits at the mouth of the Yangzi River. The city is actually bisected by the Huangpu River with the skyscrapers of the financial Pudong district dominating the eastern side and landmark historic attractions centered on People's Square to the west. It is a cultural hotbed, featuring circus, ballet, theater, and opera. The city is also host to 2010 World Expo and thus now is as good a time as any to book a hotel in Shanghai.
When to visit ShanghaiAll four seasons are ideal times to travel to Shanghai, with average January temperatures around 48ºF and average July temperatures in the region of 88ºF, meaning the decision to book a resort hotel in summer may pay off to help cool down after a long day of sightseeing.
How to get to ShanghaiShanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is around 18 miles from downtown Shanghai and a Maglev train links the city and airport. Long-distance trains are another way to get to the city as are ships. There are also subway services around the city.
Shanghai attractionsShanghai's most famous venue for sightseers is the waterfront Bund, an avenue lined with dozens of attractive colonial buildings from different architectural eras, as well as restaurants, bars, luxury hotels and shops. Distinctive landmarks in Pudong are the Oriental Pearl Tower, a TV tower close to the luxury Pudong Shangri-La and also the 101-story Shanghai World Financial Centre with its stratospheric observation deck. In the western part of the city are some of the major attractions in Shanghai, including the Temple of the Jade Buddha. People's Square is the site of a number of museums, the most popular being the Shanghai Museum
Where to stay in ShanghaiHotels.com offers a great variety of Shanghai accommodation, including 5-star hotels in the financial zone, and the place is blessed with more than 100 four-star hotels scattered throughout the city.