Shanghai, being a cosmopolitan blend of east and west, old and new, is a great introduction to China for westerners who choose a China holiday. Travel to Shanghai to see giant pandas in the zoo, stroll the Bund to admire the gracious art deco buildings, marvel at the skyscrapers of 21st century Shanghai in Pudong.

Direct Flights to Shanghai, China

Direct Flights to Shanghai, China
With a population of 13.5 million, Shanghai is the biggest city in China full of massive skyscrapers and huge shopping centres. Located in eastern China at the mouth of the River Yangtze, it is a major financial centre with an abundance of restaurants, museums and art galleries. 

If you want to book direct flights to Shanghai, China then British Airways, China Eastern and Virgin Atlantic fly directly from the UK. Often, indirect flights involving a change of plane enroute can be a way of obtaining low cost flights.

Cheap Flights to Shanghai, China

Prepare to be wowed by the sheer volume and size of this amazing city’s skyline. The Oriental Pearl Tower, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city is one of the tallest structures in all of Asia.

A visit to The Bund, a waterfront area in the city centre full of art deco and neoclassical buildings is also not to be missed. 
For a cultural fix, the Shanghai museum is well worth a visit, where you’ll find artefacts from the Ming, Qing and Xia dynasties in its excellent ceramics, Bronzes and paintings galleries.

Particular highlights are the Chinese paintings and the ancient Bronzes. Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of this frantic city to wander around People’s Square, a vast open space where you can enjoy some people watching.

This area is especially popular in festival and holiday times. If you’re travelling with children, the city has plenty to offer including an aquarium, waterpark and theme park, all packed with fun activities and ideal on a rainy day.

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Shanghai Climate

Shanghai Climate
Spring and autumn are the best months to visit Shanghai. The peak summer months (July and August) can be searingly hot with temperatures above 95F (35C) and 80 percent humidity. Most of Shanghai's rain also falls during this time. September and October can be windy, with the odd typhoon. In winter, evening temperatures often drop below zero (32F).