City breaks to Shanghai
Shanghai is the most populated city in China and sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River. Once a fishing and textiles village Shanghai’s history dates back as far as the 5th century. Modern Shanghai is a commercial and financial hub of Asia where East meets west and is a popular place for a city break in China. Tourist attractions include many historical landmarks such as The Bund, an embankment of wharves and buildings along the Huangpu River in the central district of Huangpu. The City God Temple, a traditional trading area of the city that surrounds the temple itself and the Yuyang Garden are also popular. Visitors will be impressed by the ever-expanding Pudong skyline of the city that is described as the “showcase” of China’s economic boom. In terms of architecture, the city has some excellent examples of the Soviet neo-classical style that was used from the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949 until the 60s. The large Shanghai International Exhibition Centre is a prime example.
Rent a city break room
Most of the accommodation on offer in Shanghai is geared towards the high-end customer who is willing to pay for luxury in one of the city’s modern hotels. Property prices in the city have sky rocketed in recent years pushing much of the budget accommodation out of the centre. If you are lucky enough to find a cheap room for your city stay, book well in advance. Or why not bypass the hotels all together and rent a short-term room from a local citizen! For short-term weekend and city break lets renting a room off a local private owner is a good alternative. On the website Wimdu you can search through a list of privately owned apartments available for short term rent from local residents. With all the comforts of home and a local host to point out all the hot spots this new way to travel offers a more personal way to spend your city break and the freedom to explore!