Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, more popularty known as Hongqiao Airport is located near the town of Hongqiao in Changning District of Shanghai. It is the main domestic airport serving Shanghai, but also handles limited international flights to several Asian destinations. Hongqiao Airport was Shanghai's primary airport until the completion of Pudong International Airport in 1999. Today, most international flights to Shanghai arrive at Pudong International Airport.
Hongqiao Airport is a hub for China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines serving mainly domestic routes including Hong Kong and Macau. It also handles airlines operating city shuttle services to Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Gimpo Airport in Seoul, and Songshan Airport in Taipei.
Located just 13 kilometres west of the downtown core, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is actually closer to the city center than Pudong Airport. Transfer services between the two airports are available and takes about an hour by taxi. Other alternatives to Pudong are direct shuttle buses, and the Metro Line 2.
There are also many choices for transport links from Hongqiao Airportto the city centre of Shanghai. The airport is just next to the massive Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, a major train hub served by the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway, the Shanghai–Hangzhou High-Speed Railway and the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway. Alternatively, taxis are plentiful at the airport terminal and can take you to the city centre in 30 minutes, depending on traffic. There are also many public buses serving Hongqiao Airport. These buses stop at Terminal 1 of the airport.
Shanghai is considered the most developed urban metropolis in the country. It is a global financial centre with sleek skyscrapers and cutting-edge technology. Through the years, Shanghai remains a magnet for visitors from all over the world not only for its prosperous economy but its beautiful blend of East and West. Shanghai definitely earns a place in a list of most elegant cities of the world. The beauty of this Chinese metropolis lies in its diverse urban character. On one side of the Huangpu River is Pudong, with some of the world’s iconic high-rise structures. On the western side of the River is Puxi, the historic part of the city with its beautifully preserved Art Deco buildings. Both areas boast of interesting attractions that definitely must be included in your itinerary. Here are just a few of must-see attractions in Shanghai –
The Bund is easily one of the most recognizable scenes of Shanghai. The picturesque riverfront area of old Shanghai has dozens of well-preserved historical structures. These buildings once housed numerous foreign banks and trading houses in the 1920s. Today, a lot of the buildings are still being used as offices for the financial industry, but several buildings also house restaurants, luxury boutiques and art galleries. The Shanghai Bund is a very good place for a leisurely stroll to enjoy the city’s diverse skyline. Do take time to visit the Art Deco Peace Hotel.
Oriental Pearl Tower
One of the tallest structures in Asia, the Oriental Pearl Tower providing is a television and radio tower done in a unique architectural form. The tower has 15 spheres of different sizes in this tower contain a variety spaces for shopping, dining, hotel rooms. The viewing deck at the top attracts throngs of tourists all year round. Be sure to come early to avoid long queues.
Jin Mao Tower
This beautiful skyscraper stands at 88 stories. Completed in 1999, this iconic tower built in a unique blend of Chinese and western architecture is a popular tourist attraction. The building is home to offices, the Grand Hyatt Shanghai, exhibition halls and an observation deck.
There is so much more things to see and do in Shanghai; from the French Concession area, to the Yuyuan Gardens, to the other modern architectural structures in Pudong. You will definitely want to try as much of the local cuisines, shopping and museums in your visit here.
It is recommended to purchase the Jiaotong Card when visiting the city for a more than a couple of days. You can use it in buses, the metro and even taxis for a convenient way of seeing the sights.
Shanghai's climate is humid subtropical and it can get very hot in summer. Spring season from March to May is the best time for a holiday in amazing Shanghai. Find the best flight for you by searching for promo fares to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airporton Skyscanner Singapore.
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