Shanghai has 4 train stations. The main station is Shanghai Railway Station (on the picture) which is close to the city centre. Highspeedtrains depart from this train station to Beijing and Suzhou. The official taxis are in the basement. This is clearly indicated in English. Do not just go with someone on the square who presents himself as a taxi driver because then you often pay too much money. The cheapest is if you take a taxi from Didi (Chinese Uber). There is an app for this. You must be able to handle Chinese characters a bit. The metro is of course also a great means of transport to go to the hotel if you do not have too much luggage.

One of the most important attractions in Shanghai is the Bund. This is a boardwalk along the Huangpu river. In the evening it is busy but if you walk a little further then it is a lot quieter. The busiest area is where Nanjing Road shopping street ends on the Bund.

During the day it is very quiet on the pedestrian promenade. You can then take photos at your leisure and enjoy the view of the skyscrapers. The tallest building is Shanghai Tower which is 632 meters high and has 125 floors. On the left is the Oriental Television Tower.

Nanjing Road is the most important shopping street in Shanghai. Especially in the evenings it is worth to walk through the long shopping street.

We stayed in the Campanile Shanghai Bund Hotel. It is a modern 3-star hotel in the center that has many positive reviews. The price for an overnight stay is around 70 euros. The beds were very good and the room was clean. The breakfast cost 9 euros per person and is a mix of Chinese and Western food. The metro is 600 meters away. We were quite satisfied with the hotel.
Campanile Shanghai Bund Hotel

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