Jump on a cheap flight to Shanghai and mix it up in the world’s busiest city
It's official. Shanghai has more people than any other city in the world – around 23 million at the last count. So if you're looking to get away from it all, this isn't the place for you. But if you're up for a dazzling, fast-paced experience, then Shanghai’s a fantastic adventure.
The city really does have everything. From the peace of traditional Chinese gardens to dramatic modern architecture, a myriad of lights and luxury boutiques. Fancy going out after your Shanghai flight? Then there’s the whole range, from designer bars to street stall cuisine.
With renowned historical landmarks and a growing skyline, Virgin Atlantic's guide to Shanghai gives you the very best on offer.
Shanghai can be tricky to navigate at first, so a cycle tour is a great idea. An experienced guide will help you see the city at a pace that suits you.
Set your alarm and head to YuYuan Garden early to beat the crowds and see this beautiful spot at its best. Explore the delightful Ming-era gardens or shop in the bazaar.
The Shanghai Museum in People's Square is packed with 120,000 treasures. From paintings and ceramics to calligraphy and bronzes, it’s definitely not just for a rainy day.
If you love a cuppa, the Tianshan Tea Market will be your idea of heaven. It's a three-storey market with more than 150 stalls, all dedicated to the humble tea.
The Jinmao Tower is one of the highest in the world – and the perfect place to see Shanghai in all its glory. The Cloud 9 bar offers amazing views come dusk.
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