Good day all, i here have few question is there have any good place or attractive place to recommend to visit for backpacker traveling within 2 days at shanghai? and is there and reasonable price accommodation around? Kindly advise. Hope to get your all feedback soon. Thanks
I want to study Mandarin in Shanghai for two months this summer and am looking for a Chinese language school there. I want to progress as much as possible within those two months, so I am looking for a serious school, with good teachers and curriculum. I would also need help with accommodation and visa etc. as this will be my first trip to China.
Heard on the news that a pneumologist has just died of Avian flu.We are due to go to Shanghai on feb.14th 2014.WHO does not yet use the word "epidemic",but then,it might use it too late for some people.Could somebody give us some advice about the matter ?
I visited Shanghai twice and ended up going to some temples, Bund and places that always charge something for entry. Need some suggestions regarding some nice places where I can see culture, which offer free observation like chinese martial arts training centers or other places. I'll be staying for 3 days this time as well.
Hi, We are a family of 4 flying to Shanghai on 3rd April for 3 days before flying to Sydney and then Brisbane. We have saved up our spending money ( approx 3000GBP). How is the best way to take it as we will be using 2 currencies? I have heard of travel money cards but don't know anything about them?
Thank you in advance for your help
WE will be in Shanghai for 8 nights and want the best advice on hotels, I think I would really like breakfast included and if possible exec lounge access of a nightime for a drink. I have been looking at Sofitel Hyland near Nanjing Road, anyone know much about that place or do you have any recommendations for hotels around $250 (Au) per night inc breakfast and or lounge access. Also being close to a metro would be good. Other hotels I have looked at are : Les Suites ( near the Bund) Grand Central Hotel, Yangste ( ex Langham) New World Hotel and Howard Johnson Plaza...any advice would be great and Happy New Year
Can any member recommend a tour guide for our first day in Shanghai (think we will know better & quicker if guided on first day)
Do not want to use agency ---- perhaps there is someone doing such guides part time or are students
who can assist with basic tour to understand areas and subways in city area. Further it would be good to have a contact should we need to go to an area or need a translator. Tour / assistance will be for me and my girlfriend only.
Where is the best place in Shanghai area to go looking for factories.
While visiting the city I would like to look out for some type of goods which I could export and sell in UK.
is there a particular free zone or trade zone where the companies are gathered?
Has anyone send goods back to UK recently to know the duty charge and procedures?
Hi members, I am going to travel again and seek your knowledge and great advise
I am sorry to start with hotels as almost one in three posts are about hotels!
I am heading to Shanghai and wish to spend a week there (maybe go outside for a night or two) and wish hotel advise
my requirements are
1. must be clean & tidy. 2 reasonable value ($80 daily budget) 3. wifi access 4. near metro to tour the city
From reading the notes I think Jing An district, People's Square near metro would be a good central location and would get better value than closer to Bund,
We are visiting Shanghai for 1 week in first week of November and would like members help
Can you please advise good clean hotel for circa $80 dollar which is good base for traveling and walking around or perhaps an apartment hotel would work good
Also where we could go outside Shanghai for a trip and overnight stay to see life outside the city ..maybe by travelling 2-3 hours on fast train
How about weather by that time- will it require us to bring jackets?- we would like to have light pack bag as possible
And lastly, best restaurants to visit (not expensive just good value)
I would be reaching Pudong in the morning and need to reach People Square / Nanjin Rd from the airport.
Wanted to know if the bus #5 Airport Shuttle stops at People Square or goes further to Middle Yan An Rd ?
Could i request for a drop at People Square Metro ?
I'm spending 3 days in Shanghai over Thanksgiving break (visiting a friend who moved there for work) - I've never been to China before and don't know that much about Shanghai (the other two destinations on the trip, Tokyo & Hong Kong, I've been wanting to visit forever!) - what are must-dos and sees in Shanghai in a 72 hour window? I'll be staying in the Jing-An district, if that helps shape your answers!
Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
Blake aka Rudysmom626
Hi there does anyone know where you can get golf clubs please
Hello, i will be in shanghai in 1 - 10 October 2013, i heard that 1 - 7 October is the Independence day in china, is it right? and what i should concern about this event? are there anyone can suggest me a good nice budget hotel in shanghai for 8 - 10 October 2013? and also about the train ticket, i have plan to go to hang zhou in 5 October to 7 October, stay for 2 nights , and to suzhou at 9 october, but not stay overnight, should i book early for hang zhou and suzhou train tickets? because its still holday season and 5 october falls on saturday. Please advice. and if i want to book online and pay by credit cards, what safe sites for online train booking? thank you so much.
I will be in Shanghai first week of November and would like to stay in a hotel that is close to most tourist attractions...any recommendations?
Hi ...we are booked to be in Shanghai for 7 days over Easter in 2014. Have never been before and looking for accommodation hopefully with exec lounge acces on Nanjing Road or close at a reasonable rate. Some say the French Concession area is the place to stay. Our budget is around $200 au per night and can go up a little. As first time visitors would love some hints on what to see over those 7 days, I know it seems like a long time but wanted a change from our normal rushing around and do things hopefully a bit more slowly. We love shopping too and would be interested in at least one market. I am busy studying all the forums but if there are any experts out there. Also I am allergic to MSG in foods, how do I say " No MSG" in the corect language. Thank you
Hello:I'd like to know approximately how much does a taxi ride cost from East Nanjing Road Station to Hongqiao Airport,my flight leaves at 9:40 am also I'd like to know around what time should I be at the airport.Thanks a lot for any information.
where to stay economically in Shanghai
Ok how to have full body service that is also Crime?. How to be safe either from the Service provider and from the Law?
Will Shanghai and Suzhou be horribly hot and humid end of September? What to wear -- cotton? No black?
I stayed at shanghai last year for 5 days. The First day i saw aBusiness card of girl infront of my room. I could able to understand, along with me my friend also there. I have not engaged even though i was intersted . Next month i am going. How to have a safe sex at My hotel room (i am afraid for Money and Health also). Is it Crime in shanghai
whats the best club to go on Tuesday night? (tomorrow)
I would like to view and take some pictures of Shanghai from an aerial viewpoint.
On the Pudong side of the Hangpu river which would be the besy building to choose, The Oriental Pearl TV tower, The Jinmao Tower or the Shanghai World Financial Tower - or is there a better alternative?.
Also, are there any tall buildings on the Bund side from where the Pudong side can be viewed from above.
Thanks for any advice.
We are a family of 4 flying from Heathrow to Sydney with a stopover in Shanghai. The stopover is for 2 nights. We would like to stay somewhere that is close to a metro station connected to the airport but close to the centre and tourist attractions....on a budget :0) Any suggestions please?
What tours do you recommend to see the Jewish ghetto and jewish historical sites?
I am seeking for an accommodation for my son who will study in Shanghai Tongji University. He is 21 years old and non-smoker.
The maximum monthly rent should not exceed 320 Euros.
Anyone in Shanghai can help?
We are arriving Pudong airport early in the morning (flying our of Sydney) in a few weeks time and have 7.5 hours wait in Shanghai before our next flight to London. Our last stop over at Pudong airport 5 years was an extremely frustrating experience and I am hoping things have improved...
1. Do they now have international transfer (so that you do not have to go through immigration, pick up your luggage and check in again which is what we had to do the last time - it took us 3 hours and we almost missed our flight!). If so, what it the procedure now?
2. Are there ATMs inside the international transfer area? (If not, we will need to change money before we leave Sydney)
3. What are the facilities inside the international transfer area - specifically food/restaurants, places to relax etc.
We are landing and flying out of Terminal 1.
Hi, Where can I buy animation / action figure in Shanghai?
Are there any places like Akihabara or Nagano in Japan where there are a lot of shops?
Also, do we need to bargain? (In Japan, we do not bargain...)
Thank you very much for your advices.
I hold an Australian passport. Can I visit Shanghai for a day only? I have return flight within 24 hours of arriving. Do I still need to apply for a visa before flying?
We are joining a tour in May but as we are arriving two days early we took pot luck on one of the hotels that the tour group use and booked Shaanxi Business Hotel, Jing'an District. We have now heard that our tour is starting from the Ramada Zhabei and our third and fourth nights in Shanghai will be there. So we are deliberating whether to amend our initial booking so we don't have to change hotels (two nights in each).
The first day of our free time we aim to check out People's Square, The Bund and go under the river to Pudong. The second day we want to get a bus from People's Square to Zhujiajiao. Then we would come back and change hotels to join the tour.
The Shaanxi looks a more central location but as we will be travelling for 3 weeks, maybe we should just go to the Ramada for all 4 nights.......
Any advice from people who know Shanghai well??!! Thanks.