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Shanghai

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Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East. Home to 24 million people, the giant city serves as one of the world's top financial centers, with a booming economy resting on various heavy industries. For casual travelers, a vacation in Shanghai offers the perfect opportunity to soak in China's unique cultural flavor, yet also experience one of its most westernized urban centers. Featuring a famous skyline of sky-scraping structures, the city boasts a range of historic Art Deco buildings, Buddhist temples, Jesuit cathedrals, Jewish synagogues, and landscaped gardens serving as the area's green lungs. Shanghai is in Shanghai Region. Plan how to spend your time in Shanghai and other destinations in China using our China tour itinerary builder app .
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Where to stay in Shanghai

As one of China's top commercial cities and tourist destinations, Shanghai offers accommodations that range from backpacker-friendly haunts to five-star hotels in futuristic skyscrapers. Few world cities can rival Shanghai in terms of room variety, services, and prices, and all types of travelers can easily find suitable options based on their preference and budget limitations. Puxi and Pudong remain probably the best options for most foreign visitors, as these areas offer both modern hotels packed with amenities and older establishments loaded with traditional charm.
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