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Welcome to Shanghai, not just the largest city by population in China, but the city with the highest population in the entire world. Needless to say, there's a lot happening in this eastern metropolis. From cheap hotels in Shanghai to luxury hotels in Shanghai, Travelocity can help you find the best accommodation for your overseas trip. Here are some great things to do once you hit this big city.
One of the most recognizable buildings in the Shanghai skyline is the Pearl Tower, the design of which was based on an ancient poem from the Tang Dynasty. Inside you can find a roller coaster, a rotating restaurant, and great views of the city. Next, visit the beautiful, serene Yu Garden for a taste of ancient China. This "forbidden city" was conceived in the 16th century and has been fully restored to its original glory, a must-see for any visitor staying in one of the hotels in Shanghai. Finally, join the locals and tourists on The Bund, Shanghai's famous waterfront area. Here you can find Art Deco architecture (a claim to fame), The Monument to the People's Heroes (memorializing the city's revolutionary heroes), and plenty of people-watching.
If you're looking for a true taste of Shanghai, try lunch at one of the local noodle joints. Offering a variety of mix-ins and flavors, you may not want to try anything else. From delicious street food to unforgettably unique restaurants, Shanghai will surely not disappoint no matter where you choose to eat.
This bustling metropolis has a lot to offer someone traveling to or through China. From 5 star hotels in Shanghai to surprising deals on Shanghai hotels, let Travelocity help you plan your vacation to the "Paris of the East."