Flights to Shanghai
Discover the enduring mystique of a massive Oriental metropolis that dates back to 1291.
per person one way from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch
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A heady collision between the old world and the new, western comforts and eastern ideals, Shanghai evokes feelings of awe, curiosity and anticipation. Nicknamed the Oriental Paris, this sprawling metropolis thrums with the sort of electric energy you'd expect from China's financial hub.
Like many cities of this magnitude, Shanghai's central pulse can be found on the waterfront strip, in particular a riverside promenade known as the Bund. You won't find a better place to view the city's contrasting architectural styles. It's a 'museum of buildings', where you'll see baroque and Art Deco designs, as well as the futuristic towers the city is famous for. Shanghai's spiritual side is just as diverse. You can visit Buddhist temples, cathedrals and synagogues to escape the hectic pace of the streets.
Things to do in Shanghai
It won't take you long to discover Shanghai's most famous food - the specialty dish of xiao long bao, a delicious dish of steamed dumplings that you'll find at dumpling houses throughout the city. Join the locals at the buzzing street food mecca of Fangbang Xi Lu or, for a more formal taste of Shanghai cuisine, head to the Shanghai Classical House.
Be sure to discover Zhujiajiao - resplendent with red lanterns, quaint bridges and historic buildings.
Once you've had your fill of the fast-paced, Shanghai lifestyle, you'll find plenty of quiet spots to retreat to. Be sure to discover Zhujiajiao - one of the city's four ancient towns, resplendent with red lanterns, quaint bridges and historic buildings. Shanghai also has a generous greenbelt, Dongping National Forest Park, where you can wander the many walking trails, cycle or go fishing.
Find the perfect place to stay
Keep exploring Shanghai
Best time to go
Shanghai's warm spring (March to June) and cool autumn (September to November) are more comfortable for travel than high summer and midwinter.
How much will it cost?
Not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about USD $70 to $100 a day per person for food and entertainment.
It's recommended that you're vaccinated against hepatitis A and typhoid.
Travellers to Shanghai are generally required to apply for a visa before departure. Contact your local Chinese embassy.
*Flight times are based on the fastest route available.
**Indirect flights may also be available for this route.
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