Shanghai in a day.

Shanghai, China visa


The largest city of China, Shanghai is located in central-eastern China facing the East China Sea. The city bristles with buildings, but does not boast sport sights like Rome or New York. It is mainly bifurcated in two sub cities, Puxi (west of the Huangpu River) and Pudong (east of the Huangpu River). Most of the attractive sights and historic architectures are in Puxi while Pudong is still a developing area.

If you are going to Shanghai for a short trip of one or two days, then you may wonder what are the most attractive things or places to see. Here are some of the best places to see. Read on to know more.

1. Shanghai Bund: This is a waterfront area in central Shanghai and one of the most famous tourist destinations. Apart from historical buildings, there are many attractive new constructions, including a 771-meter long flood control wall. For sightseeing, there is a spacious walkway on the top of this wall. To get there you can take bus route: 20, 22, 37, 42, 55, 65, 71, 123 or 503.

2. Huangpu River: Huangpu River Tour is the best way to check both banks of the river and their sights. You can book the tour at jetty. This river tour during the day can be enjoyed between 8 am to 4:30 pm.

3. The Lujiazui Area: Without visiting this place, one can’t claim that he/she has seen the entire Shanghai. Also known as Manhattan of China or East Manhattan, this is an important financial district of Pudong where three of China’s tallest buildings are located. Apart from that, it is one of the best places for people interested in excellent dining experience, luxurious bars, shopping, etc. To reach here, take Subway Line 2, 4 and 6, then get off at New Century Avenue Station.

Shanghai Nanjing Rd

Nanjing Rd - Main shopping street.

4. Shanghai Nanjing Road: This 5.5 km long road is the top most shopping site of Shanghai. There are modern shopping malls, theatres, specialty stores and international hotels on both sides of the road. To visit the west side of the road take Subway Line 2 and reach West Nanjing Road Station and if you want to see the east Nanjing road, then take Subway Line 2 and get off at East Nanjing Rd. Station.

5. Hangzhou’s West Lake: Completely untouched by any kind of modern architecture, this lake offers natural beauty and relaxation. It takes around two hours from Shanghai by train to reach the lake.

Shanghai Maglev Train6. Shanghai Maglev train: The train from international airport to city reaches at 430 km/hour (267 miles/hour) and covers the distance within eight minutes. You will feel whiplashed, but this speed will give you a hint of the fast-paced city that lies ahead.

There are a few more places to see and many more things to do in this “City by the Sea.” However, everything depends on your mood and the time you have. Before planning to visit Shanghai or any other places in China make sure that you have a travel visa, which can be obtained at Visa Center in USA, UK and Canada.

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