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How to Visit Shanghai Tower

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
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Among the dazzling ziggurats of Pudong across the river from the Bund stands the tallest building in Shanghai – Shanghai Tower, a 632-meter (2,073 ft), 125-story above the ground and 5-storey underground. It is in a shape of spiraling curve with double outer glass walls, a green, human and Knowledge skyscraper.

Shanghai Tower is also the second tallest in the world, adding to the superlatives of a city that already boasts the world’ fastest train and highest hotels.

If you are planning your Shanghai tour, do you have the fancy idea of going up to its 118th-floor Shanghai Summit Observation Desk for a 360-degree view of the magical city of Shanghai?  Sure, you won’t miss the opportunity to be safely huddled in a huge transparent triangle 546 meters vertically high above the ground to experience the “Sky City”.

How to Get to the “Shanghai Summit Observation Deck” on the 118th floor of Shanghai Tower?
Shanghai Tower is located at No.501 Yincheng Middle Road ( 银城中路501号) in Pudong District, Shanghai. Shanghai Tower is adjacent to Jinmao Tower (421 meters ) on its north and Shanghai Global Financial Center (492 meters) on its east.

By Subway
Taking Subway Line 2 and get off at the station of Lujiazui, exit from the Exit 6 and walk towards the southwest direction and you will reach the tower.

By Bus
Taking Bus 583, 939 and 799 and get off at the stop of Dongtai Road ( 东泰路站), very close to the tower.

How to Buy the entry tickets?
You can buy your ticket at the ticketing office on the northwest known as ” Shanghai Summit ” (上海之巅).
Entry fee:   180 yuan per person

How to get up to the 118th-floor “Shanghai Summit Observation Deck”?
First you go down to B1 “Shanghai Summit Exhibition Hall for some interesting interactive activities. Then further go dow to B2 where you will take the fastest elevator and get to the 536-meter 118th floor in 55 seconds and start your summit tour.

So the elevator of Shanghai Tower is the fastest of this kind in the world, 18 meters in a second.

The 118th-floor “Shanghai Summit Observation Deck”
The 118th-floor observation deck of Shanghai Tower is known as ” Shanghai Summit”, vertically 546 meters tall with an area of over 1000 square meters.

The covered observation deck is  in a shape of a transparent triangle where you can have a 360-degree of the city of Shanghai.

The 632-meter high Shanghai Tower

 

Shanghai Global Financial Center, Jinmao Tower and Shanghai Tower

 

Shanghai Tower seen before dark from the Bund

 

Shanghai Tower viewed across the river opposite the Bund

 

Shanghai Tower stands prominently on the Pudong skyline.

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 package 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.

 

The Neon-Colored Nanjing Road

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Not  paled by the bright neon lighting displays in Times Square in New York, or Piccadilly Circus in London,  the neon signs of Nanjing Road in Shanghai are flashing out the economic and even political messages apart from all kinds of goods and foods that are advertised.

Walking along the pedestrian-free commercial street – Nanjing Road, you will be blinded by the flashing and bright neon sights, creating an amazing streetscape in Shanghai.

Planning your Shanghai tour? You are highly recommended to make a short stroll along the world-famous traffic-free Nanjing Road and the best neon lights are in the east section of Nanjing Road, officially known East Nanjing Road.

The night view of Nanjing Road is very photogenic,  an attractive shooting place to amateur or professional photographers.

Nanjing Road

 

Nanjing Road

 

Nanjing Road

 

Nanjing Road

 

Nanjing Road

 

Nanjing Road

 

Nanjing Road

 

Nanjing Road

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.

How to Visit Shanghai in March

Monday, February 27th, 2017
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Plan your Shanghai tour in March? March is a transitional month from cold winter to warm spring. It is still a bit chilly in Shanghai in March. Its feeling temperature is lower due to the humid cold air and gusty northern wind, plus the lack of indoor heating system popular in the northern China.

Cruising on Huangpu River

The good thing is that March sees Shanghai morphing from barren to green and flowery. If you happen to visit Shanghai during late March and early April, you have the chance to participate in the annual cherry blossom festival in Shanghai.

The Weather in March in Shanghai
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Situated south of Yangtze River and on the southeast coastal  area of China, Shanghai has a humid subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons.

In March, Shanghai’s average temperature ranges between 5℃ (Night) and 13℃ (Day). There is a big temperature difference between day and night.  March is still humid, windy and it feels much colder than what its mercury shows. You still need to dress warm for your Shanghai trip in March.

Historical Weather Data for March in Shanghai

We’ve compiled the following Shanghai’s historical daily weather data. This allows you to get the basic and useful general weather condition in advance.

You can read the historical weather date to plan ahead  your March trip to Shanghai, choosing what to wear, what to pack, what to see and where to stay.

Date
Average High
Average Low
Extreme High Extreme Low
Mar 01 10℃ 3℃ 24℃(1977) -5℃(1956)
Mar 02 12℃ 3℃ 27℃(1966) -4℃(1951)
Mar 03 10℃ 4℃ 21℃(1966) -5℃(1958)
Mar 04 10℃ 4℃ 21℃(1966) -2℃(1958)
Mar 05 12℃ 4℃ 25℃(1974) -3℃(1972)
Mar 06 12℃ 4℃ 24℃(1959) -2℃(1967)
Mar 07 12℃ 4℃ 22℃(1991) -3℃(1954)
Mar 08 11℃ 4℃ 25℃(1977) -4℃(1988)
Mar 09 12℃ 5℃ 22℃(1997) -1℃(1989)
Mar 10 12℃ 5℃ 23℃(1990) -1℃(1956)
Mar 11 12℃ 5℃ 23℃(2008) -0℃(1985)
Mar 12 12℃ 5℃ 23℃(2008) -3℃(1956)
Mar 13 13℃ 5℃ 27℃(1951) -3℃(1954)
Mar  14 13℃ 6℃ 26℃(1988) -3℃(1957)
Mar 15 13℃ 6℃ 21℃(1964) -1℃(1957)
Mar 16 13℃ 6℃ 24℃(1955) -1℃(1965)
Mar 17 13℃ 5℃ 28℃(1955) -2℃(1962)
Mar 18 14℃ 6℃ 23℃(1991) 0℃(1983)
Mar 19 14℃ 6℃ 22℃(1992) 1℃(1973)
Mar 20 13℃ 6℃ 25℃(1969) 0℃(1956)
Mar 21 13℃ 6℃ 25℃(1963) 0℃(1964)
Mar 22 13℃ 6℃ 24℃(1998) 0℃(1967)
Mar 23 13℃ 6℃ 26℃(1990) 0℃(1970)
Mar 24 13℃ 6℃ 24℃(1953) 0℃(1963)
Mar 25 13℃ 2℃ 22℃(1958) 2℃(1978)
Mar 26 14℃ 6℃ 26℃(1967) -2℃(1987)
Mar 27 14℃ 6℃ 24℃(1973) 0℃(1962)
Mar 28 14℃ 7℃ 27℃(1973) 3℃(1952)
 Mar 29  16℃  8℃  28℃(2007)  1℃ (1963)
 Mar 30  15℃  26℃  26℃(1960)  -1℃(1962)
 Mar 31  16℃  7℃  27℃(1963)  2℃(1972)

What to Wear


In March, specially on the first half month, Shanghai is still a bit chilly, windy and humid with the average temperature between the highest 13℃ and the lowest 5℃ characterised by the big temperature drop between day and night.

Outdoor daytime wear: Jacket, sweater, jeans,
Outdoor evening wear: light down jacket,  sweater, 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 hostels.

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.

Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai

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.

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.

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.

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.

March Events, Holidays & Festivals


Annual Events and Festivals

1. Shanghai Cherry Blossom Festival
If you happen to visit Shanghai during late March and early April, you have the chance to participate in the annual cherry blossom festival in Shanghai. The main venue for the blossom festival is Gucun Park (顾村公园), Gucun Town, Baoshan District, about 20km north of People’s Square in Shanghai.

Gucun Park has a total area of 434 hectares, the core of Shanghai’s green ecology and the largest suburban park in Shanghai. Gucun Park is mainly composed of 7 gardens – Exotic Garden, Forest Barbecue Garden, Suburban Forest Garden, Forest Stroll Garden, Children Carnival, Forest Sports Garden and Botanical Sightseeing Garden.

2. March 8 International Women’s Day 三八国际妇女节
On this special day, some attractions in Beijing offer free entrance tickets to female visitors. Some working units allow female workers half day off or with extra pay if  they are too busy to have day or half day off. Some markets or shopping malls will give more discounts to female buyers to increase business.

3. China Tree Planting Day (Arbor Day) 中国植树节
March 12 is China’s Trees Planting Day.  It is getting warmer in Beijing. Beijing celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting.  Beijing has established over 100 reception points for urban residents to “adopt” trees or green land.

4. World Consumer Rights Day 国际消费者权益日
World Consumer Rights Day was established on 15 March 1983 to promote consumer rights around the world.  On this special day, in Beijing, you will see a CC TV evening gala sponsored by the government to crack down the poor quality products and companies without trust and reputation.

5. Hand in Hand Poverty Alleviation Program 手拉手情系贫困小伙伴全国统一行动日
March 16 is the special day for Hand in Hand Poverty Alleviation Program. This event  is mainly used to help children and other vulnerable groups in poverty stricken areas. People will donate on this special day.

6.  Chinese Medical Festival  中国国医节
March 17 is Chinese Medical Festival which dates back to the year 1929. On this special day, some hospitals would go on to the streets in Beijing for complementary health checks and other medical activities involved.

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.