Discover Shanghai, a world-class city in China

Located in the east of China, Shanghai is the country's most populated city with more than 18 million inhabitants.
At first, Shanghai was a small port that thrived on textile production. Its central position on the Pacific coast enabled it to become an important, strategic place for trade. A world-class city, it hopes to become a big financial centre and is currently booming for culture.
The city is divided in half by the Huangpu River: Puxi (to the west) and Pudong (to the east). During Shanghai's history, Puxi developed first. Since the 90s, Pudong to the east has undergone important development with the construction of many buildings: the Pearl of the Orient, the Shanghai World Financial Centre, the Jin Mao Tower, etc.
Today, during a stay in Shanghai you can admire traditional architecture such as the Jing'an Temple, the Jade Buddha Temple and the House of Tea, and more modern buildings such as the Shanghai Museum and Opera. You can take a walk in the Yuyan Garden in the centre of the city's historical district. It is a famous traditional Chinese garden of 2 hectares, considered the most beautiful landscaped garden in the city.
The city of Shanghai has a sub-tropical, humid climate and summers are very hot with an average of 27°C in July and August, and humidity is also very high (+ 80%). We recommend visiting Shanghai during the months of May and June, or in September and October.

For information about your flight to Shanghai with Air France

Would you like to reserve plane tickets to travel to Shanghai?
All year long, Air France offers numerous daily flights from Dublin to Shanghai with connections in either Paris or Amsterdam. When you fly to Shanghai with Air France, you will land at Pudong international airport (PVG) which is located about 30 km to the east of the city centre. You can easily reach your hotel by train, bus, rental car, etc.
Your travel time will be between 15 and 18 hours, depending on your connecting flight. In order to ensure optimum comfort during your trip on board one of our planes, Air France offers quality services: pillows and blankets are available, a large entertainment programme with many recent films, meals, etc.
We recommend that you read the well-being tips in the Health and Comfort section
. There are several tips that will help you enjoy your trip even more, minimize the effects of jet lag, learn how to manage flight fear, etc.
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