is a city that blows you away with its astonishing mix of eastern and western city life. It is a modern metropolis and a treasure trove of Chinese culture so big that it has its own domestic air travel hub, Hongqiao Airport. If you’re city hopping while on holiday in China
or simply want to stay somewhere outside the city, our Hongqiao Airport hotels are a great choice. You can munch on delicious dim sum in a local restaurant, check out Shanghai Zoo near the airport, or hop on the awesome Shanghai Metro to explore the glittering skyscrapers to the east. Whatever you do, choosing to stay here puts no limits on the fun you can have.
To the south of the Changning District
that Hongqiao Airport is in you’ll find a cultural experience that will surprise you. With its breezy tree-lined streets and European cafes, the French Concession District will make you feel like you’ve been transported halfway around the world to France. Just wandering along the sidewalks here, past old-style black lampposts, beautiful green areas like Fuxing Park and spots of Chinese identity like the quiet tower of Longhua Temple, is a treat and something that will fill up your camera’s memory very quickly.
Shoppers and foodies can easily get their fix in the area surrounding Hongqiao Airport, with two shopping malls (Brilliance West Mall and Cloud Nine) and a good selection of restaurants serving everything from Indian to Japanese and Western. But don’t spend all your time indulging yourself - be sure to spare a good chunk of time to visit Shanghai Zoo. The facility cares for an incredible number of animals – over 6,000 live here, including the incredible and majestic South China tiger, giant panda, Canadian lynx, and maned wolf.
Just like the French Concession, central Shanghai is fantastic even when you’re just walking along its streets. From Hongqiao Airport you can take line 2 or 10 into Pudong and other inner-Shanghai districts. Your head will probably be thrown back most of the time as you gaze up at the stunning buildings like the 420.5m-tall Jin Mao Tower or the Oriental Pearl Tower, which has various tours to take you up and view this gorgeous city from above. When you do bring your eyes back to ground level, there are more shopping and dining options, cultural sights and unique attractions than you can throw a stick at.
There’s no point in waiting, Shanghai is one Asian destination every traveller should visit, and you’ll soon see that staying in Hongqiao Airport accommodation lets you loose into the city just as much as any central hotel. Book your room and some flights to Shanghai
and you’re all set!