Fly To Shanghai, China

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Begin your Chinese adventure with Travelstart by booking cheap flights to Shanghai, one of China’s most lucrative metropolises. Shanghai is one of the world’s most populous cities and one of the most important financial centres in the world. Situated in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, the city is located at the mouth of the Yangtze River and serves as the busiest container port in the world. 
Shanghai offers tourists a fine blend of the east and the west, the traditional and the modern, both visible throughout the city. A wide range of Shanghai flights connects this global city to the South African subcontinent. Being one of the most important hubs for air, road, rail and water transport in the country Shanghai is well connected to all parts of the world via frequent trains, flights, buses etc. The economically soaring city also has some historically important places, endorsing Shanghai's strong cultural roots. Enjoy the land of sumptuous Chinese cuisines and acupressure. 

Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details 

  • South African Passport holders do require a Travel Visa for Shanghai and China.
  • The South African Embassy in China is situated in Beijing. 5 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Beijing, 100600. Phone: +86 10 8532 0000, +86 10 6532 7320 (Immigration and Civic Affairs). Shanghai has the Consulate-General of South Africa. Address: 27th Floor, Room 2705/5, 222 Yan An Road East, 200002, Shanghai, China; Phone: +86-21-53594977. 

See and do

Shanghai offers travellers a tasteful mix of cutting-edge technologies & infrastructure contrasted with glorious antiquities. The Shanghai World Financial Centre offers a spectacular view of the city from the world's second highest observation deck situated on the 100th floor of the building. The Oriental Pearl Tower, Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum, Shanghai Circus World, etc., are some major fascinations of the city. Walk down the Moganshan Road for contemporary art galleries. Feel the speed with Shanghai Maglev train with magnetic levitation. The antiques & curios at the Dongtai Road will truly amaze you. Wooden & bamboo carved showpieces; Lacquerware, dough sculpture, Jade carvings, and Shanghai woollen needlepoint tapestry are some popular souvenirs of Shanghai. 
Buses and Metro form the public transport network in Shanghai.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport – PVG 

Location: Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China.
Food and beverage: Numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars are available at Shanghai Airport.
Currency Exchange: Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and Industrial & Commercial Bank of China provide currency exchange services at the airport.
Lost Baggage Help: A lost and found office is situated near Gate No.7 in the Arrivals area at the airport; Phone: 021-68346324.
Airport Hotels: A three-star hourly hotel is situated at the Transfer Level of the main terminal building of the airport.
Car Hire: Find Sixt, Europcar, First, Budget, Avis and Hertz at the Shanghai Pudong airport.
Airport Hub: Pudong International Airport – PVG is a hub for Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Spring Airlines and Shanghai Airlines.

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