"5 Days in Shanghai" Top 5 Page for this destination Shanghai by Mikebb
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Our 5 day visit to Shanghai was an ideal way to finish our 24 day visit to China during May 2011. For the final 2 days we were on our own as our tour which had commenced in Beijing had finished and we had the freedom of doing our own thing.
Our tour covered most of Shanghai's major sights. With this behind us the additional 2 days allowed us to do some more in depth sightseeing through the French Concession, the Old City and the activity of the lanes and alleys. It also enabled us to use the local subway system, enjoy the local shopping, cafes and restaurants.
We had a good Shanghai Guide Book which we had researched prior to travelling to China and allowed us to personalise our visit and see the Shanghai that interested us.
This is a city of approximately17 million residents and bolstered by 3 million visitors each day during the tourist season. Be prepared for crowds in the city streets and the major tourist attractions. We felt safe at all times during the day, but take precautions and do not follow touts up backstreets. We had no fears walking the back streets, lanes and alleys of the Old City, many of which were a hive of activity with local street food markets and business.. Where there are people you will be safe. Night was different and we restricted our activity to the Bund, walking streets, shopping malls and always used taxi.
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