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When to travel to Shanghai?
The best seasons to visit Shanghai are spring and autumn. In winter, temperatures can drop well below freezing, with a blanket of drizzle. Summers are hot and humid with temperatures as high as 40 degree (104F).

Chinese National Holidays are the worst time to travel to Shanghai. Chinese like to say People Mountain, People Sea meaning lots of people in one place. You will be like a drop of water in the Pacific Ocean if you travel to Shanghai during Chinese National Holidays.

Chinese National Day Holiday is from Oct 01 to Oct 07, avoid this period of time. Chinese New Year Holiday is also a 7 day holiday and it is celebrated according to Chinese Lunar calendar, avoid Chinese New Year Holidays (usually in January or February).

Must-see Places in Shanghai
The Bund & Nanjing Road
Yuyuan Garden & Chenghuangmiao Market
People’s Square & Shanghai Museum
Huangpu River Cruise at Night

Currency Exchange
Currency exchange rate all over China is almost the same. However, you may find that the current exchange rate at the airport is lower than hotels or banks. For you information, most 4-star and 5-star hotels in China offer currency exchange service at their front desk.

Credit Card
Credit card is widely acceptable in hotels, department stores, restaurants and boutiques in Shanghai. The credit cards commonly acceptable in China are Visa, MasterCard, and American Express Card.

ATM can be easily found at hotels, airports and on the street of Shanghai. Therefore to get cash from ATM in Shanghai is relatively speaking quite easy.

Counterfeit Money
Counterfeit money may be found in Shanghai and you may get counterfeit money sometimes on the street. It is very common that shop and restaurant staff will carefully check your note when you pay. You may likely get counterfeit money from street vendors when you do shopping out on the street. Therefore, don’t give big note money to street vendors.

Useful Telephone Numbers in Shanghai
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Hongqiao International Airport Consultation: 021-62688918
Pudong International Airport Consultation: 021-38484500

Last Updated on Monday, 02 September 2013 18:33  

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