With more than 23 million people, Shanghai is China’s largest city. While it’s possible to get to and from the city’s best sights by taxi or by taking the Metro, riding a bike allows you to explore all of Shanghai’s neighborhoods, whether it be the colonial buildings of the French Concession or the modern skyscrapers of the Bund, at your own pace. If your Mandarin skills are limited, biking around the city saves you the trouble of having to communicate with taxi drivers or deal with the sometimes crowded Metro.
Category: Local Recommendations
September 12, 2012
Shanghai, China’s modern commercial center, often gets overlooked for destinations like Beijing and Xi’an when it comes to cultural experiences. As the rapidly evolving city continues changing from day to day, its collection of museums memorialize the history and culture of a city that was once a small fishing village, as well as an entire nation. Here are five of the best collections on display in the City Above the Sea.
August 15, 2012
Shanghai is well known for its shopping, eating, sightseeing and general all-round craziness. So where can you go for a bit of quiet reflection in this busy and exciting city?
July 18, 2012
If you’re seeking amusement in the greater Shanghai area, the following suggestions will help point you in the right direction.
Happy Valley Shanghai: Located roughly 25 miles from the downtown core, Happy Valley Shanghai is an amusement park of astonishing proportions.
May 23, 2012
Located roughly 25 miles (40.2 kilometers) from downtown Shanghai, Happy Valley Shanghai is an amusement park of epic proportions. Designed to service the most populace city in China, the grounds sprawl over more than 200 acres. Over 100 attractions are housed in seven themed zones (Sunshine Beach, Happy Times, Typhoon Bay, Gold Mine Town, Ant Kingdom, Shanghai Beach and Shangri-la Woods).
April 25, 2012
Have you ever shopped until you’ve dropped and could quite possibly implode at the site of another market place full of millions of items you want but can’t pack with you? Then it’s time for you to hit up Shanghai’s Yu Yuan Gardens for a bit of rest and relaxation.