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Shanghai Vacations: Blend of East & West

The introduction to China's largest city often begins with a ride on the world's fastest passenger train, which symbolizes this rapidly growing destination. Now home to over 25 million people, this “Paris of the East” is prized for its retail therapy and Western-style entertainment, while giving a nod to its centuries-old history and traditions. Whether you take a boat trip on the Huangpu River, drop into the Yu Yuan Market, or pay a visit to the Jade Buddha, Liberty Travel can customize your vacation package to Shanghai so you can enjoy it in the best of ways.

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Shanghai at a Glance

Currency: Renminbi (RMB) ¥

Tipping Customs: Tipping is not customary, though high-end restaurants may add a 10-15% service charge

Language: Mandarin

Popular Drink: Baijiu – a distilled clear alcohol

Must Eat: Xiaolongbao – soup dumplings

Power Up: Plug type A, C, and I 220V

Weather: Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate that’s mild and moist with no dry season

Best Time to Visit: All year round. March-May and October-November when it’s not too hot.

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Views of traditional Chinese architecture in Shanghai

Top Things to Do in Shanghai

Ride the Shanghai Maglev Train
Take a ride on the world's fastest, most futuristic passenger train with a maximum cruising speed of 268 mph.

Get away from the hustle-bustle
Visit the Ming Dynasty-era Yu Garden and Old Bazaar Yuyuan Garden, a place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai.

Visit a water village
Take a tour of the village of Zhouzhuang, which is surrounded and divided by lakes and rivers, and dates back more than 900 years.

Head to the French Concession
For a taste of old Shanghai check out the French Concession, lined with old villas and lane houses from the early 1900s.

Indulge in authentic treats
A foodie’s paradise, Shanghai boasts of the best “Benbang” (local cuisine) and “Haipai” (all embracing mix of local and western cuisines).

Foo dog statue in Shanghai

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