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Top Things to Do in Winter in Shanghai

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Plan your Shanghai tour in winter? Shanghai’s coldest months fall on December (average lowest: 3℃ and highest: 11℃), January (average lowest: 1℃ and highest: 8℃) and February (average lowest: 2℃ and highest: 9℃).

Periodically the northern gale will sweep across Shanghai accompanied by a sudden and short drop of temperature ( -5℃ lowest). With the consistent cold air from the north and the wet and warm currents from the southwest, Shanghai tends to be in the period of low temperature and lack of sunshine, featuring cold and damp.

Though winter is not the best season to visit Shanghai in terms of weather, it doesn’t make much difference to visit Shanghai in winter from other seasons due to its static city landscapes. Shanghai winter tour has its own advantage – less crowded, big discounts for admission fees, hotels and flights.

Festival activities during Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) add much colors to the cold and wet Shanghai. If you are going to visit Shanghai in winter, we’d like to reveal you the top attractions to visit in winter in Shanghai.

1.  Exploring Shanghai by Hop On/Hop Off Bus
Hop on and hop off bus our is a quick and easy way to get around Shanghai. The open top deck city sightseeing bus tours are designed to give you a glimpse of Shanghai’s culture and city landscape. The loop trips take you around the major attractions in Shanghai. If you are a newcomer to Shanghai, it is advisable to take a loop Shanghai Bus Tour.

Currently Spring Tour Bus offers the loop lines daily bus tours. Many local Chinese choose Spring tour bus  with the cheaper option with a ticket costing just  RMB 30 ( 24 hour); RMB 50 (48 hours).

The Spring Tour city sightseeing bus follows two major  routes: the Red Line, which goes through Puxi, and the shorter Green Line route in Pudong. Both bus lines begins their routes in front of the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre in People’s Square.

The red line passes the Shanghai Museum and turns toward West Nanjing Road with several stops along the Bund, Yuyuan GardenXintiandi, then back to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre, a loop ride.

The 24 hour ticket is valid for one person (with the option of an accompanying child under 1.4 metres in height), and includes one pair of earphones.

The GPS-triggered audio tour comes with 8 language options: Chinese, English, Korean, French, Spanish, German, Russian and Japanese.

If you prefer door-to-door Shanghai bus tour with an English-speaking tour guide on board, please check out Shanghai bus tour for more travel information.

Shanghai Hop On Hop Off Bus

Shanghai Hop On Hop Off Bus

2. Ascending the one of the Iconic Tall Landmarks in Shanghai
No Shanghai Tour is complete without ascending the 88-floor building and having a panoramic view of Huangpu River, the Bund and the city of Shanghai.

The Jin Mao Tower
The Jin Mao Tower is located next to Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district in Shanghai. It is composed of offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt Hotel. It is one of the centerpieces of the Pudong skyline.

The 88th floor is home to the Skywalk, a 1,520 m2 indoor observation deck with a capacity of over 1,000 people. It offers the panoramic views of Shanghai as well as a topside view below of the atrium of Shanghai Grand Hyatt Hotel inside Jin Mao Tower( occupying the floors from 53 to 87).

The 88-storey observation deck is open from 8:30am to 10:00pm. It’s better to have the tower tour on a bright clear day or one a fine evening. You will enjoy different views visiting Jin Mao Tower in the daytime or in the evening.  Check out How to visit Jin Mao Tower for more travel information.

Viewed from Jin Mao Tower in the evening

Viewed from Jin Mao Tower in the evening

Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai World Financial Center is the second highest building in mainland China with a total height of 492 m (1,614 ft). The skyscraper is located in the Pudong district, an essential structure on the spectacular Pudong Skyline. It was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. The tower’s foundation stone was laid on 27 August 1997 and it was declared complete on 17 July 2008.

Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower is a megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It is designed by Gensler and owned by a consortium of Chinese state-owned companies. It is the tallest building in China accompanied by the other three supertall buildings in Pudong – the Jin Mao Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center and Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The megatall structure is 632 metres high with128 stories.

3. Yu Yuan Garden and Bazaar Shanghai
If you are not a history buff, these two connected places till remain interesting. This area is the old core city from which the metropolitan has been developed.

Yuyuan Garden was first built as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan in Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). He used almost 20 years and all of his savings to build a garden in trying to please his parents in their high ages.

Yu Yuan Garden and Bazaar Shanghai

Next to the gardens is Shanghai’s bazaar, the former old downtown area, now with a great number of small streets and lanes where vendors sell their products and food stuffs to the tourists and local people.

This is a typically  “Chinese” area you can’t afford to miss. Check out Yu Yuan Garden and Bazaar Shanghai for more information.

4. Cruise Huangpu River
Sail along the Huangpu River, view the skyline of Pudong (modern high rises ), take the awesome sight of the Bund (colonial buidlings)… These are just a few things you will do on your cruise.  Check out Huangpu River Cruise for more information.

There are several ways to tour the Huangpu River. If you have time, a 3-hour (60km) voyage along the Huangpu to the mouth of the Yangzi River and back allows for the most leisurely and complete appreciation of the river.

There are also shorter river cruises (1 hour) that tours the main waterfront area between the two suspension bridges, Yangpu Qiao in the north and Nanpu Qiao in the south.  At present, 19 cruise boats of different sizes are available cruising on Huangpu River. The largest cruise ship (Huangpu River Cruise No.01) holds as many as one thousand passengers witht he smallest boat carrying 80 people.

The cruise pier is located on Shiliupu Wharf, just south of the Bund,  No.171, Zhongshan Nan Lu, Shanghai. The embarking dock is Gate 3, Shiliupu Wharf Tourism Center. There are two embarking areas along the long Shiliupu Wharf. Either areas are all right as long as you come the right dock for your boating.

Huangpu River cruise in the evening

Take the subway line 2 and get off at Nanjing Dongl Lu (Nanjing East Road), then walk along the Bund to the Shiliupu Wharf.  If you have a hop on and hop off ticket, you can easily get to the wharf since the double-deck bus route has a stop at Shiliupu Wharf.

5.  Shop and Dine at Tianzifang Street 
Tianzifang should be included on your Shanghai winter travel plan.  Tianzifang is an art, craft  and Shikumen (stone-door-frame houses) enclave developed from an old residential area of the former French concession,  a shikumen residential  built in 1930s in Shanghai.

In 1980s artists, designers and vendors began to set up their studios, art galleries, craft stores, design house, cafes, bars, and restaurants  a kind of creative industry precinct in an old residential area of Shanghai.

Tianzifang

It is a great place to shop and dine though a bit overpriced. But you do find some original gifts and souvenirs you cannot find elsewhere in Shanghai.  If you are not a big fan for shopping and eating, just concentrate on its architecture.

The most convenient way of getting to Tianzifang is taking subway line 9 and get off at the station of Dapuqiao (打浦桥) and using Exit 1  and the Taikang Road ( where the three lanes are located) is just opposite the Exit 1.

You may start your exploration of Tianzifang by entering the Taikang Road Lane 210, then duck into the Lane 248 and 274. Check out How to Visit Tianzifang for more information.

6. Visit Shanghai Museum
Shanghai Museum is amazing! What can be better than visiting a free museum filled with Chines3 relics and tangible cultures? Occupying a construction site of over 28,000 square meters, the museum has four exhibition halls holding bronze ware, calligraphy, paintings, pottery, porcelain, jade ware, stone carvings, Jiaguwen imperial seals and more.

Many exhibitions from the Shanghai Museum have been put on show to Hong Kong, Japan and America and other countries. These shows include the Bronzeware Exhibition of the Shanghai Museum, Exhibition of Chinese Art in Six Thousand Years, Porcelain Exhibition of the Shanghai Museum, Exhibition of Calligraphy of the Ming and Qing Dynasty, Exhibition of Works by the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou, Exhibition of Studies of Scholars in the late Ming Dynasty and etc.

Take subway line 2 or 8 and get off at People’s Square and the walk to Shanghai Museum.

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum

7. Stroll from West Nanjing Road to the Bund
It is a great walk from West Nanjing Road to the Bund, the sharp contrast of the modern days and the colonial era, tracing back from the present Shanghai to the old day. You may walk from Shanghai Museum (People’s Square ) to West Nanjing Road,extending to the Bund.

Nanjing Road is a walking street that is always packed with people watching other people. It is regarded as the first commercial road in Shanghai. Nanjing Road is the most bustling and prosperous street in Shanghai.

the Bund

The Bund (Waitan) is one of the most noted architectural symbols of Shanghai. The word “Bund” derives from an Anglo-Indian word for an embankment along a muddy waterfront.

The Bund in Shanghai was first used when the first British company opened an office there in 1846. The Bund, or the waterfront,is now surrounded by about 50 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance.

8. Taste the Local Shanghai Cuisines
Shanghai enjoys a good reputation in Chinese gourmet circles, boasts one of China’s most characteristic and distinctive cuisines.

During your Shanghai tour, you can appreciate the beautiful scenery and enjoy the local food culture as well. We’ve rounded up the top 10 best restaurants in Shanghai, so  get ready to have a bite! Check out the Top 10 Best Restaurants in Shanghai for more information.

Shanghai Food

Shanghai Food

9. See Acrobatic Show in Shanghai!
The Acrobatics at Shanghai are not to be missed. They are held each night and last for about 2 hours. The Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe, established in 1951 is one of the best in China. It frequently tours internationally and perform routinely at Shanghai and other cities in China.

An acrobatic show has become one of the most popular evening entertainments for tourists in Shanghai. You can enjoy gravity-defying contortion,  juggling, cycling, chair-stacking, and plate-spinning acts at the following stages.

Shanghai Circus World and Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe both become the members of Shanghai Culture, Broadcast, Film and TV Group. Joining hands with media and other cultural undertakings, acrobatics has made unparalleled development.

Keeping the trend in the development of acrobatics and circus both at home and abroad, Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe is striving for new and higher goals of first-class city and first-class culture. Check out Shanghai Acrobatic Show for more information.

Acrobatic Theater in Shanghai:
Shanghai Center Theatre:
Address: No. 1376 Nanjing Road (W), Shanghai 021-62798600
Shanghai Circus World – Middle Theatre:
Add: Gonghe Xinlu 2266, Baoshan District, Shanghai 021-56656622‎

Shanghai Acrobatics

Shanghai Acrobatics

10. Leisure Excursion to Qibao Water Town
If you want to feel and have a glimpse of a traditional China old town after seeing too much glinz of the metropolitan Shanghai,  Qibao Ancient Town (七宝古镇), a tiny water town would be a nice alternative if you cannot make it to other water towns like Zhujiajiao Water Town, Zhouzhuang Water Town and Tongli Water Town.

Qibao Ancient Town is a tiny water town which is also the closest ancient town in the southwest of Shanghai. It is located south of Qingnian Road in Min-Hang District, about 15km southwest of Shanghai.

Qibao literally means ” Seven Treasures” named after the same name temple –  Qibao Temple in Qibao ancient town. The old town is mainly composed of three stone arch bridges, two canals and 4 major streets and several side lanes.

Qibao Water Town is a “city within the city of Shanghai”.  You just take Shanghai subway line 9 and get off at the station of Qibao (七宝)and use the exit 2. For a short stroll,  you will get to Qibao old town. Check out How to Visit Qibao Ancient Town for more information.

Qibao Ancient Town

Qibao Ancient Town

Tip:  Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Shanghai Highlight Day Tour from US$ 65
Afternoon Ambling & Evening Brilliant Cruise Day Tour from US$ 55
Historic Shanghai and Ancient Water Town Day Tour from US$ 59
Shanghai 2 Day Tour Package from US$ 145
Shanghai 3 Day Tour Pacakge from US$ 199

Further Readings


Top 10 Attraction in Shanghai
Top 10 Markets in Shanghai
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do at night in Shanghai
Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do in Winter in Shanghai
Top 10 Souvenirs in Shanghai

Any questions, just drop a line.

Best Way to Visit Hangzhou from Shanghai

Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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Hangzhou is historically oft-lauded as a paradise on the earth and now has become world famous with its West Lake Landscape listed as World Culture Heritage in 2011.

With its picturesque landscape and rich cultural and historical sites, Hangzhou has become a lively backyard garden for Shanghai, a metropolitan city, only 200km to the northeast of Hangzhou.

Many Shanghai leisure and business travelers would choose to make a day trip to Hangzhou when they plan a Shanghai tour. So what’s the best way or the most convenient and economic way of visiting Hangzhou from Shanghai for a day trip?

A one-hour high speed train from Shanghai Plus 15-minute subway ride in Hangzhou takes you to the core of the scenic Hangzhou – the West Lake Landscape.

Daily over 50 high speed trains darting from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station and Hangzhou Railway Station (  the old station). Check out the following steps to plan your Shanghai Hangzhou day trip.

Step 1: Early Highspeed Train from Shanghai to Hangzhou (One Hour Train Ride)
There are over 50 daily high speed trains from Shanghai to Hangzhou. Try to go to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for an early train ride to make more time for your day trip in Hangzhou. The earliest train starts at 6:30am.

Basically you don’t have to reserve your train tickets, just buy and go ( except on China holidays when you have to reserve your tickets online well in advance).

Step 2: The Right Train Station in Hangzhou
There are two railway stations in Hangzhou ( Hangzhou East Railway Station and Hangzhou Railway Station ) which both receive high speed trains though the newly built Hangzhou East Railway Station handles most of the high speed trains in and out of Hangzhou. So make sure at which station you will alight in Hangzhou.

Step 3: Interchange for the Subway Line 1 in Hangzhou
No matter you get off at Hangzhou East Railway Station or Hangzhou Railway Station, you can easily interchange for Subway Line 1 in Hangzhou to get to the core of the West Lake Scenic Area.

The Subway Line 1 connects the two railway stations with its mid-way stop ( Longxiangqiao Station ) near the West Lake, the biggest draw in Hangzhou. Line up for buying your train ticket for the stop of Longxiangqiao Station (龙翔桥站).

Step 4: Exit from Exit C at Longxiangqiao Station (龙翔桥站)
A 15-minute metro will bring you to Longxiangqiao Station which is about 100 meters away from the world famous West Lake. When you alight at Longxiangqiao Station, you need to exit from Exit C ( don’t be distracted by C3 or C4), and go up straight onto the ground.

Step 5: Turn Right and Walk about 100 meters for the West Lake
Exit from Longxiangqiao Station, you are on the east-west Pinghai Road (平海路), you turn right ( to the west ) for a 100-meter walk, you will be at the West Lake.

Step 6: Centrally Located Hotels along Pinghai Road (平海路)
If you’d like to stay overnight in Hangzhou, you may book your hotel along Pinghai Road with easy access to the West Lake.

Exit from Longxiangqiao Station, if you turn left and walk for a few minutes, you are able to find some nice hotels such as Marco Polo Garden Hotel, Hangzhou Friendship Hotel, Hangzhou Zhongshan Hotel and Hangzhou Continental Hotel on Pinghai Road.

Step 7: Walk from Longxiangqiao Station ( Subway Line 1 ) to the edge of the West Lake
The 100-meter stroll allows you to see the largest Apple Store in Asia, a public bike rental booth, Starbucks and Hyatt Regency Hotel by the lake. You may rent a bike for a leisure rice along the lake.

Step 8: A Stroll along the Lake
Once you reach the lake, you may either walk along the north or down to the south around the lake, a 15-km in circumference.

Step 9: Backtrack for Shanghai from Hangzhou
You may go back to Shanghai by the same way you come. Keep in mind the last high speed train leaves from Hangzhou to Shanghai at 21:31.

Just show you some pictures for your glimpse of your walk from Longxiaoqiao Station to the edge of the West.

Once you get off at Longxiangqiao Station, you will see 4 exits, please exit from Exit C.

Exit from Exit C

Exit from Exit C

Walk to the right side from Exit C, you will see the largest Apple Store in Asia

Apple Store

Apple Store

Walking by a public bike rental booth

Public Bike Rental Booth

Public Bike Rental Booth

Starbucks by the Lake

Starbucks by the lake

Starbucks by the lake

Hyatt Regency Hotel Hangzhou facing the lake

Hyatt Regency Hotel Hangzhou facing the lake

Hyatt Regency Hotel Hangzhou facing the lake

Early Morning at the lake shore 100 meters west of Longxiangqiao Station of Subway Line 1

Early Morning at West Lake

Early Morning at West Lake

Pinghai Road (平海路), your starting point for your Hangzhou day trip.

Pinghai Road

Pinghai Road

Tip:  Hassle-free Hangzhou Guided Tours
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If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Hangzhou Guided Tours:

Hangzhou Classic Day Tour  from US$ 70 p/p
Hangzhou 3 day Tour Package  from US$ 365 p/p
Hangzhou – Wuzhen Water Town – Hangzhou Day Tour   from US$70 p/p
Hangzhou – Suzhou – Hangzhou Day Tour  from US$80 p/p
Hangzhou Huangshan Hongcun 3 Day by Car  from US$410 p/p
Hangzhou Car Rental

Further Readings


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Visit Shanghai in October

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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Plan your Shanghai tour in October?  You have chosen one of the best months to travel Shanghai. Shanghai’s autumn starts from early October, the most comfortable season, generally neither too hot nor too cold with little rain.

Like Beijing, Shanghai gets very crowded and busy during public holidays. You are kindly advised to skip over the week-long holiday ( October 01 through 07 ) – China National Day.

The Bund in Shanghai

The Bund in Shanghai

For autumn-leaf viewers, though in the later October you will feel the autumn hues in Shanghai, the better time for autumn leaf peeping falls between early November, and later November being regarded as the best. So you won’t expect a colorful  Shanghai in October.

The Weather in October in Shanghai


Shanghai’s average temperature in October varies between 23℃ and 15℃.  The daily temperature for most of the days in October is comfortably above 20℃ during the day, but in the evening you will feel chilly with temperature a bit over 10℃.

Luckily you won’t expect much rain since October is not the raining season in Shanghai. For most of the days you will see the blue sky and white clouds.

Historical Weather Data for October in Shanghai

Shanghai’s historical daily weather data is a useful tool to schedule your coming trip to Shanghai, helping you decide what to dress and what to visit.


Date
Average High
Average Low
Extreme High Extreme Low
Oct 01 25℃ 18℃ 33℃(1977) 12℃(1957)
Oct 02 25℃ 18℃ 34℃(2002) 11℃(1969)
Oct 03 25℃ 17℃ 31℃(1977) 10℃(1956)
Oct 04 24℃ 18℃ 31℃(1987) 10℃(1972)
Oct 05 24℃ 17℃ 28℃(2002) 9℃(1963)
Oct 06 24℃ 16℃ 30℃(1987) 11℃(1957)
Oct 07 24℃ 16℃ 31℃(1959) 10℃(1992)
Oct 08 24℃ 16℃ 31℃(1959) 9℃(1969)
Oct 09 24℃ 16℃ 32℃(1959) 9℃(1981)
Oct 10 24℃ 16℃ 30℃(1987) 8℃(1954)
Oct 11 23℃ 16℃ 29℃(1957) 9℃(1952)
Oct 12 24℃ 16℃ 32℃(1957) 9℃(1952)
Oct 13 23℃ 16℃ 29℃(1957) 8℃(1963)
Oct 14 23℃ 16℃ 28℃(1977) 8℃(1965)
Oct 15 23℃ 15℃ 29℃(1951) 8℃(1962)
Oct 16 23℃ 15℃ 30℃(1951) 8℃(1952)
Oct 17 23℃ 15℃ 28℃(2002) 9℃(1963)
Oct 18 22℃ 14℃ 29℃(1982) 7℃(1963)
Oct 19 22℃ 14℃ 29℃(1997) 8℃(1957)
Oct 20 22℃ 14℃ 29℃(1997) 8℃(1953)
Oct 21 22℃ 14℃ 30℃(1959) 7℃(1963)
Oct 22 21℃ 13℃ 27℃(1997) 5℃(1972)
Oct 23 22℃ 14℃ 27℃(1977) 5℃(1981)
Oct 24 21℃ 14℃ 27℃(1977) 4℃(1981)
Oct 25 21℃ 13℃ 27℃(1977) 5℃(1981)
Oct 26 21℃ 13℃ 28℃(2003) 4℃(1951)
Oct 27 21℃ 12℃ 26℃(1979) 2℃(1991)
Oct 28 21℃ 12℃ 26℃(1979) 3℃(1966)
Oct 29 21℃ 12℃ 29℃(1979) 2℃(1978)
Oct 30 21℃ 11℃ 27℃(1979) 3℃(1978)
Oct 31 20℃ 12℃ 28℃(1979) 4℃(1952)

What to Wear


For the average above-20℃ temperature during the day in October, you are dressed lightly – T-shirts, or long-sleeved shirts and thin pants or jeans.

For the average 15℃-evenings, you are  suggested to wear leisure jackets, suits,  thin sweaters or pants or jeans.

Where to Stay


Shanghai is one of the world’s largest metropolitan cities. The huge city offers you plentiful hotel choices from luxury international brand hotels to budget hostel.

Your hotel selection is also affected by the location you are going to choose.  People prefer a convenient hotel in terms of its proximity to subways, shopping centers and attractions you are going to visit.

So first of all, you need to acquaint yourself with the basic knowledge of the district and neighbourhood you are going to stay and your hotel should be close to a metro line, shopping malls, etc.

Shanghai is mainly divided into 16 districts (8 urban districts and 8 suburban districts). Each district has its own core city. If you are on a leisure trip to Shanghai, you expect to stay in one of the 8 urban districts.

The 8 districts are all located in Puxi – to the west bank of Huangpu River while Pudong New District is located to the east bank of Huangpu River. The Pudong New Area is full of highrises, not suitable for leisure travelers.

8 Urban Districts
Jing’an District (静安区)
Huangpu District (黄浦区)
Xuhui District (徐汇区)
Changning District (长宁区)
Putuo District (普陀区)
Zhabei District (闸北区)
Hongkou District (虹口区)
Yangpu District (杨浦区)

8 Suburban Districts
Pudong New District (浦东新区)
Baoshan District (宝山区)
Minhang District (闵行区)
Jiading District (嘉定区)
Jinshan District (金山区)
Songjiang District (松江区)
Qingpu District (青浦区)
Fengxian District (奉贤区)

Basically people would arrange their hotels in one of the 8 Urban Districts. But for business travelers, Pudong New District is also a good option too.

For more information on each district and its hotel choices,  check out the link Where to Stay in Shanghai.

Where to See


As you know, Shanghai is cut into two parts by Huangpu River: Pudong ( to the east of  Huangpu River ) and Puxi ( to the west of the Huangpu River ). Most of the historical and scenic sites in shanghai are in Puxi while Pudong is the new development area peppered with numerous futuristic high-rise buildings.

If it is your first time to visit Shanghai, we are happy to present you our version of Top 10 Things to Do in Shanghai for your reference. You are kindly advised to visit Shanghai per your personal taste. Hope our Top 10 Things to Do in Shanghai will be helpful in planning your Shanghai trip. Check out the link – Top 10 Attractions in Shanghai.

In the later October in Shanghai you will feel the autumn hues with some tree leaves turning partially red, brown and yellow. The best time  to see maple and ginkgo autumn  leaves starts late November through mid-December. Check out Top Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai for more information.

What to Eat


Shanghai has a good reputation in Chinese gourmet circles, and boasts one of China’s most characteristic and distinctive cuisines.

You can appreciate the beautiful scenery and enjoy the local food culture as well during your Shanghai tour.

Shanghai cuisine, collecting the traditional of old Shanghai and the fad of new Shanghai, is a place gathering all kinds of snacks such as Nanxiang Xiaolongbao (Steamed Pork Dumplings), a must you should taste on your Shanghai trip.

Steamed Pork Dumplings)

Steamed Pork Dumplings

Nanxiang Xiaolongbao is a traditional snack of Nanxiang Town with a history of more than 100 years. It is deeply popular with the tourists both home and abroad for its thin skin, much stuffing, fresh flavour. You can find Nanxiang Xiaolongbao in many places in Shanghai.

October is a good time to taste the delicious live fresh water crab.

We’ve rounded up the top 10 best restaurants in Shanghai, so  get ready to have a bite! Please check out Top 10 Best Restaurants in Shanghai  and Top 10 Shanghai Classic Vegetarian Restaurants  for more information.

October Events, Holidays & Festivals


National Day (October 01 – 07)
It is the most essential holiday for celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

People are entitled to a 7-day holiday by moving the prior weekend and the upcoming one together with these 3 official paid-day off. Try to avoid visiting Shanghai during the week-long holiday.

The Chinese Men’s Health Day
The Chinese Men’s Health Day falls on 28 October which first held in the year 2008.  People will take part in a variety of activities in the city of Shanghai to mark the special day.

Tip:  Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Shanghai Highlight Day Tour from US$ 60
Afternoon Ambling & Evening Brilliant Cruise Day Tour from US$ 55
Shanghai Ancient Water Town Day Tour from US$ 65
Shanghai Suzhou Zhouzhuang Day Tour from US$ 95

Shanghai 2 Day Tour Package from US$ 145
Shanghai 3 Day Tour Pacakge from US$ 199
Shanghai 4 Day Tour Package from US$ 265 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attraction in Shanghai
Top 10 Markets in Shanghai
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do at night in Shanghai
Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do in Winter in Shanghai
Top 10 Souvenirs in Shanghai

Any questions, just drop a line.