The Bund district is awash with gracious colonial buildings and luxurious design hotels. It is hear that you can lap in luxury and take in million dollar views at one of the area's hotels or splash out at one of many cutting-edge restaurants. Close by, Zhongshan Road is a thumping drag scattered with lively clubs and bars teeming with Shanghai locals and foreigners alike. For a unique experience, take a trip up the Oriental Pearl TV Tower for thrilling views of the neon-lit Bund area.
One of the most impressive temples in Shanghai is the Jade Buddha Temple. Established in 1882 the temple is a majestic and colourful landmark that is relatively new compared to other surrounding temples. Don't miss seeing the temple's two white jade Buddha statues that were brought from Burma by sea by Monk Putuo Sha.
For a quiet moment to yourself, enjoy some time at the former French colonial estate of Fuxing Park which boasts manicured gardens and peaceful water features.
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.
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