Book Cheap Flights to Shanghai, China
The peak times to visit Shanghai are during the spring and summer seasons from April to September. It is sunny and rainy, and the city is immersed in its famous Qingming and Dragon Boat festivals. They’re both a riot of sights, sounds and odours, and this madhouse scintillation continues for a month. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to book your flight tickets early to experience the celebrations firsthand, and to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, you can come here during the winter season from December to March. It would be colder and drier, but you would get to enjoy the traditional Chinese New Year Festival plus lower air fares and hotel rates.
The city is served by Shanghai Pudong International Airport. It is one of two international airports of Shanghai and it mainly serves international flights. (The city's other major airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, mainly serves domestic and regional flights). It is a hub for Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Spring Airlines. Visitors can avail flights to all major domestic destinations (Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou among others) and international destinations (Beijing, Moscow, Vienna, Abu Dhabi and London among others) besides some seasonal flights too. The airlines serving the airport are British Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways among others.
Places of Interest in Shanghai
A fascinating mix of east and west, Shanghai is the largest and traditionally the most developed metropolis in Mainland China. It was the most prosperous city in the Far East during the 1930s, and a reflection of the same can be seen from its traditional houses that blend the Chinese styles with a hundred-year-old European design signatures. Also of note here is one of the world’s richest collections of Art Deco buildings, several world famous museums (like the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum) and many traditional old temples and pagodas.
The Bund is Shanghai’s numero uno attraction for its dramatic confluence of history, commerce, scenic beauty and architectural spectrum. This stunning colonial riverside of the 1940s is dotted with a several historical buildings relating to Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Neoclassical and Renaissance signatures- what’s better, it is home to the world’s finest collection of Art Deco architecture.
Yu Garden (or the Garden of Happiness)
Yu Garden is a nearly 500-year-old traditional Chinese garden in the Old City of Shanghai. A stellar example of the Orient nation’s traditional architecture for its beauty and decorations, it is hallmarked by its Sansui Hall. It is home to a 12-meter-high rockery called the Grand Rockery- it is made of Huangshi stone and features peaks, cliffs, winding caves and gorges. Also of note in this garden are several clay sculptures, brick carvings, calligraphies, paintings and inscriptions.
The Shanghai Museum
The Shanghai Museum is the alpha point to admire ancient Chinese art in Shanghai. It is home to a collection of over 120000 specimens of bronze, ceramics, calligraphy, furniture, jades, ancient coins, paintings, seals, sculptures and foreign art. A star attraction here is a transparent bronze mirror that belonged to the Han Dynasty and more than 1700 ancient coins.