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Shanghai is China's largest city with about 23 million residents. Although it is considered the engine room of the Chinese economy, this is no dry destination. In the past, the river Huangpu, which divides Shanghai into east (Pudong) and west (Puxi) was centre of the opium trade and its nickname was "whore of the Orient".

Pudong is the ultra-modern financial hub. The Pearl TV Tower stands 468 metres high and double-decker elevators whiz up at seven metres per second. Puxi boasts the Bund riverfront park, more than 50 beautiful buildings in different architectural styles, Yu Yuan Garden and swanky shops including Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.

If your yuan doesn't stretch to haute couture, the Lu Jia Bang Road market has tailors in residence who will run you up a new wardrobe in a couple of days.

Shanghai is the only Chinese city with two international airports - Pudong and Hongqiao. Pudong International is the airport at which most (about 60 per cent) of the increasingly cheap flights to Shanghai arrive, while Hongqiao handles the remainder. International flights to Shanghai arrive from London and other world cities and there are domestic flights to Beijing, Guangzhou and other cities around China.

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Interesting information about Shanghai

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Avg temperature for this monthShanghai31.7 °CSource: World Weather Online
Average monthly rainfall inShanghai44.4 mmSource: World Weather Online
Average flying time toShanghai11 hrs 13 mins
Foreign-exchange rate inShanghai¥1.00 = £0.10Source: Oanda
Which airlines fly toShanghaiEmirates, British Airways and Alitalia
Available deals toShanghai1495
Advertisers with deals toShanghaiTravelCenterUK, Holidaymood and Ontro
Advertisers with deals toShanghai37
Cheapest flights offer toShanghai£531
Avg flight deal toShanghai£972

 How much do things cost in Shanghai?

  • Cheap meal: £2.94
  • 1 hour taxi waiting fee: £2.99
  • Large bottle of water: £0.42
  • Small bottle of water (0.33 litre): £0.22
  • Meal at McDonald's or similar: £2.45
  • One-way ticket (local transport): £0.32
  • 1 mile taxi journey: £0.43
  • Cappuccino: £2.87
  • A dozen eggs: £1.38
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: £1.47
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