Famous for its glamor and glitz, sky-scraping structures, ever-growing economy, and multiculturalism, Shanghai is the largest city in China. It is also renowned for its traditional architecture and rich history. Experience the perfect blend of old and modern cultures, as you go sightseeing in the posh Pudong area that flaunts sky-high buildings, and explore the traditional Shanghai buildings in the Bund. To get an insight into the city, take a walk along Shanghai’s old streets, namely, French Concession and Nanjing Road. You get to enjoy the quintessential Chinese cuisine in simple street food joints and swanky restaurants. With all its natural and man-made wonders, Shanghai is indeed a treasure trove worth exploring!
Useful Tips for Tourists Flying to Shanghai
Where to shop
If you are looking forward to shopping in Shanghai, then you are sure to be delighted. With high-end boutiques, bustling markets, antique shops, and many more, you are surely spoiled for choice. A visit to Nanjing Road, China’s number one shopping street, is a must. This place is lined up with interesting boutiques that flaunt clothing and accessories by Versace, Armani, Rolex, and other top brands in the world. Those who are not in a mood to splurge can also find interesting stuff in the small outlets around. Other famous shopping streets include Sichuan road, Xujiahui commercial district, Yu Gardens Bazaar, and Kerry Ever Bright City.
What to eat
With a wide variety of cuisines and aromatic street food, Shanghai is a wonderful place to relish local food. The people of the city have a 'sweet tooth', and more sugar is used in Shanghai than in any other part of China. Some of the many popular dishes of Shanghai include Da Zha Xie (steamed crab), Smoked Fish Slices, Beggar’s chicken, Nanxiang Xiaolongbao (steamed pork dumplings), Fried Mantou (local dim sum), and Yangchun noodles.
While traveling to a foreign country, it is always good to know some common words or phrases in the local language. Some of the commonly used Mandarin words/phrases are given below.
• Thank You:
• Good morning:
• How are you?:
Ni hao ma
• Pleased to meet you:
wo hen gaoxìng gen ni jiànmiàn
Dos and Don’ts
• The Shanghainese are very polite people. Therefore, it is advised to be calm and respectful towards them. Avoid unnecessary arguments or criticism.
• Bowing or gently shaking hands is the most appropriate way to greet the locals.
• Foreigners who make an effort to speak a few phrases in the local language are warmly welcomed by the locals.
Emergency contact numbers
• Fire: 119
• Police: 110
• Municipal First-Aid Center: 120
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Shanghai?
The airline offering cheap air tickets
to Shanghai is Aeroflot.
• What is the time zone used in Shanghai?
The time zone of Shanghai is GMT+8.
• What are the most popular airlines flying from Berlin to Shanghai?
From Berlin to Shanghai, the most popular airlines
are Cathay Pacific
, Aeroflot, and Air France
• What is the shortest time for a Berlin to Shanghai flight?
The shortest time for a direct Berlin to Shanghai flight is 11 hours and 55 minutes.
• What are the top tourist destinations of Shanghai?
Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Shanghai are The Bund, Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, Jade Buddha Temple, and Shanghai Tower.
• What is the currency of China?
The currency of China is Renminbi.
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