SAS will operate with 5 weekly frequencies from 01MAR2012:
|Flightnumber ||Departure/Arrival ||Operating days |
|18h25-11h35 +1 |
|Daily except MON and WED |
Daily except TUE and THU
About the City
Shanghai is referred to as the engine of China’s future and the liveliest city in the fastest changing nation in the world. Shanghai is an exciting, ever changing metropolis that dazzles visitors with its changing cityscape and never-ending verve, inviting millions with promises of glamour, opportunity and reinvention. Shanghai offers a European style city and is the place where China first met the West and is enamoured with the latest fashions, fads and technology.
Hidden between the modern architecture and busy shopping malls you will still find the “old” Shanghai, with alleys lined with street markets, temples and classic Chinese gardens. A city of amazing contrasts, where visitors can go from sampling typical food on the street to sipping cocktails in designer bars, or enjoying a 10th century Buddhist monastery, all in the same day. Shanghai summers are hot and humid, winters can be cold, but the city never stops.
Where to Go
If you’re after a holiday, and after some cheap flights, Shanghai may offer just that solution as well as being something a bit different. Where you go depends a lot on how long you have and what your interests are. Shanghai is so varied and immense that you won’t be able to see it all. So a good plan would be to choose a few places, history sites and culture places and live the uniqueness of each one. Shanghai’s history is not as dramatic or expense as other Chinese cities. Until the middle of the 19th century it was simply a fishing village and went on to expand as it was settled by the British and became a main trading center. A few places to go include:
- Shanghai Museum: A particularly impressive exhibit is The Ancient Bronze exhibit.
- Pearl Tower: A must see! Found right in the middle of the skyline.
- Temples: Including the Jade Buddha Temple, Longhua Temple and Jing’an Temple.
- Yuyuan Gardens (in the Old City): Visiting this area will give you the feel of the China of old with classic Chinese architecture.
- Classic (Western) architecture: For a taste of the Shanghai of the 1920’s, take a look at the stately buildings of “The Bund” and “The French Concession”, much more than can be listed here! Some of the areas are become famous for boutique shopping and include interesting restaurants as well
- Modern architecture: Some of the most inspired structures in Asia dot the Huangpu River Bank as a part of Pudong’s Lujiazui District. The Shanghai World Finance Centre is the 3rd largest building in the world and has the highest observation deck at 474 meters.
What to Do
For a few ideas of things to do during your visit to Shanghai, why not take a look at some of the following ideas:
- Take a boat on the river: Many companies run river tours and it’s a wonderful way to see the city skyline.
- Drink at a tea house: Why not visit one of Shanghai’s tea houses where you will be served an assortment of tea and typical delicacies.
- Shanghai Happy Valley: If you are in the mood for it or travelling with your family, this is a fun theme park.
- Shanghai City Beach: You will find the Jinshan City Beach on the north side of the Hangzhou Bay, with great entertainment, places of interest and wonderful scenery all wrapped up in one.
Always with SAS