Located in the middle of China's east coastline, Shanghai is a buzzing city separated in two by the Huangpu River. The population continues to rise each year with both Chinese locals and ex-pats from all over the world relocating to China's global city, where business continues to boom. Tourism is also one of Shanghai's biggest draw cards as visitors flock to discover the city's historic landmarks and rising skyline.
Shanghai cruises disembark at the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, at the North Bund Area in Hongkou District.
Sights to See
Once you disembark the ship, walk towards the west bank of the Hauangpu River where you will find the Bund, one of Shanghai's most popular tourist attractions. The Bund is where shipping and trading industries flourished during the second half of the 19th century, and as a result, is home to an eclectic mix of grand buildings. Those eager to experience the thick of Shanghai should head from the Bund along Fuzhou Road to Nanjing Lu Pedestrian Mall. Known by many to be Shanghai's best shopping mall, the crowds here are thick and the shops seem endless. For something more peaceful, the Yu Garden is where you will find traditional Chinese architecture amongst tranquil lakes and lush greenery. Want to see it all? Take a tour of Shanghai…
What's for Lunch
When it's time for lunch you'll be spoilt for options no matter where you are. From something uniquely modern, you'll find a great range of restaurants along the tree lined Hauaihai and Hengshan Roads, which is famous for its eateries and jazz bars.
If you see only one thing...
Walk along Pudong's waterfront and take in Shanghai's mesmerizing city skyline.
The service in Shanghai is particularly friendly and helpful so be sure to thank the locals by saying xiè xie (pronounced shay shay) with a smile.
Even the shyest shoppers will end up bringing home a few ripper buys from Shanghai. For something truly unique to the area, shop the Dongtai Road Antique Market where you'll find jade and bronze wares, calligraphy and paintings.