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To enjoy the therapeutic nature of a traditional Chinese garden, head to the Yuyuan Garden, one of the most lavish ornamental gardens in the region. The gardens were initially created as a private oasis in 1559 by a public official in the Ming Dynasty court. Over the centuries the garden's vitality fell in and out favour depending on the political situation at the time. The Government repaired the gardens after the Japanese occupation during World War II and the attraction was formally opened to the public in 1961.
Horticultural enthusiasts will also appreciate strolling through the Shanghai Botanical Gardens. First laid out in 1954, the gardens were opened to the public in 1978. Today there are 81.68 hectares containing an incredible array of flora from all over the world.
Nearby Suzhou boasts many beautiful traditional gardens that can be easily explored as a day trip from Shanghai.
Shanghai Airport (PVG)
Flights from Australia to Shanghai will disembark at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is Shanghai's primary international airport and a major hub for travel to China. Spanning 40 square kilometres, Shanghai Pudong International is open 24 hours a day and is also a main hub for China Eastern Airlines.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Book your Shanghai Airport accommodation.
Getting to Shanghai
There are many airlines that offer flights to Shanghai from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne take around 11 hours. Flights from Brisbane via Hong Kong, Singapore, Guangzhou or Sydney take between 12 and 15 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Hong Kong, Singapore, Guangzhou take between 11 and 13 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Shanghai
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Shanghai from Australia include:
For more information on Shanghai holidays check out our Shanghai travel guide.
For flights to Shanghai from Brisbane, give our experienced travel consultants a call.