Why You Should Visit Shanghai Hongqiao
As the world’s most populous city, Shanghai is a bustling metropolis with something to offer for everyone. There are many beautiful examples of architecture dotted around the city whether it’s modern or classical – head down to The Bund waterfront district where many of the city’s most stunning skyscrapers are located along the riverfront. Consider visiting the Yuyuan Gardens in the Old City for an experience of an authentic Chinese garden and some peace in an otherwise busy city, or see some of the city’s many ancient temples like the Longhua Temple or the Jade Buddha Temple. Shanghai is home to many excellent modern attractions for all the family like Madame Tussauds Shanghai and also boasts plenty of fascinating museums to further explore its rich heritage.
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Arriving In Shanghai Hongqiao
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is Shanghai’s secondary airport primarily handling domestic and regional flights. The airport itself is comprised of two passenger terminals which are linked together by a shuttle bus and a metro network, so you can easily transfer between terminals. When you have arrived at the airport, you can use public transport to travel into the center of Shanghai with buses and metro services available. The airport itself offers a decent range of places to eat and drink as well as a few shops, while you can also find free Wi-Fi available at the airport.
If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Shanghai Hongqiao you will not be able to make the journey directly as there are no airlines providing direct flights from the UAE. However, there are a few stopover options available involving just a single transfer.
Shanghai Hongqiao Travel Information
UAE nationals looking to travel to China will have to apply for a visa first before making the journey. In Shanghai the weather gets hot over the summer with average highs of 32 degrees, although temperatures can get surprisingly cold over the winter period. Be advised that the summer period between June and August sees increased rainfall, so you may want to avoid this period. There are many public transport networks available in Shanghai including a metro and plenty of buses, so it is straightforward to navigate your way around the city. However, you may consider renting a vehicle at Shanghai Hongqiao airport if you would rather drive yourself around.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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