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Shanghai TravelWise
From the roof of the Peace Hotel, Pudong and the Huangpu River shine against the backdrop of Shanghai’s futuristic skyline.
Photograph by Bob Krist

Shanghai skyline

In TRAVELER’s May/June issue, writer Gary Krist reveals Shanghai’s emerging new side. Here, we offer the best links on traveling to the city.


Entering China
United States Department of State—Bureau of Consular Affairs
Foreign entry requirements for China

Getting There
Rough Guides
Rough Guide’s take on getting around Shanghai

Shanghai Guide
Information on getting to Shanghai

Making Telephone Calls
Country Calling Codes
Dialing instructions for China

Determining Time Difference
Time and
The current time and date in Shanghai

Checking Weather Forecasts
A weather guide to Shanghai, including a five-day forecast


Where to Eat
Shanghai Travel Vista
A listing of Shanghai restaurants, with recipes of signature dishes from each establishment

Time Out—Shanghai
A guide to restaurants that serve local and international fare

Where to Stay
Shanghai Travel Vista
A listing of lodgings, sorted by quality of service

Time Out—Shanghai
A comprehensive listing of accommodations, from low end to high end

Things to Do

Shanghai Travel Vista
A listing of the most popular places to visit, including Longhua Temple and People’s Plaza

Cultural Events
Calendar One
A calendar of Shanghai events


Language Tools
Link to Travlang’s online language guides

Map Links
Shanghai Guide
A map of the city


Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet’s take on traveling to Shanghai

Rough Guides
Rough Guide’s take on traveling to Shanghai

Newspaper & Magazines
Shanghai Post
Headlines from Shanghai and around China, along with useful Shanghai travel links

For More Information

Travel Guides
Shanghai Travel Vista
Information on shopping, attractions, restaurants, museums, hotels, airlines, and more

Shanghai Guide
Answers to frequently asked questions, including visa information, average temperatures, and what to pack


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