Shanghai Maps 2023: Updated, Detailed and Downloadable

Under the direct administration of the State Council of China, Shanghai is the most populous city in China with the Huangpu River flowing through it. It is the global center for finance, research, technology, manufacturing, and transportation, and one of the most important gateway cities for tourists visiting China.

To help you plan a Shanghai tour, we have collected some useful Shanghai maps. You may read these Shanghai Maps below like Shanghai China Map, Shanghai Attractions Map, Shanghai Transportation Map, Shanghai Tourist Map, Shanghai Metro Map, etc. All of these maps are downloadable and printable.

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✔ 2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour
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Shanghai China Map - Where is Shanghai Located in China?

Shanghai (120° 52'- 122° 12′E, 30° 40' - 31° 53′N), is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze river, facing the East China Sea in the east, with Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces in the north and west. It is only about 175km to Hangzhou, 100km to Suzhou, 300km to Nanjing, and 385km to the famous Mt. Huangshan.

Shanghai City Maps

As of December 31, 2019, Shanghai has 16 districts. Seven of these districts govern Puxi, meaning the west bank of Huangpu River, and Huangpu District is the administrative center. These seven districts are the core area of Shanghai downtown, namely Huangpu, Xuhui, Changning, Jing'an, Putuo, Hongkou, and Yangpu. Pudong the east bank of Huangpu River, is the newer part of Shanghai is governed by Pudong New Area, and the other districts, namely Baoshan, Minhang, Jiading, Jinshan, Songjiang, Qingpu, and Fengxian, govern suburbs of Shanghai.

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Shanghai Attractions Map

Known for the modern cityscape and skyscrapers, exotic scenery, and traditional gardens, ancient water town, and Disneyland, Shanghai attracts lots of tourists to visit the Bund (Wai Tan), Yu Garden, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Museum, etc. The maps of its major attractions are offered for your adventure in Shanghai!

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Shanghai Transportation Map

With two international airports (Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport), four major railway stations (Shanghai railway station, Shanghai South railway station, Shanghai West railway station, and Shanghai Hongqiao railway station), the busiest port in the world - Shanghai port, Shanghai is a transportation hub both at home and overseas. It is usually the arrival or departure city for tourists visiting China. Taking a high-speed train, flight from Shanghai, you can reach almost any domestic destinations in China such as Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Huangshan, etc. With an extensive public transportation system, you can travel to Shanghai conveniently by metro, maglev train, bus, ferry, and taxi.

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✔ 4 Days Shanghai Suzhou Excellent Tour
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How to Plan a Shanghai Tour

How to Get to Shanghai: You can fly to Shanghai directly from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Los Angeles & many overseas countries (regions) and almost all major Chinese cities, like Beijing, Xian; or take high speed bullet train to Shanghai from domestic cities.

Best Time to Visit Shanghai: March to May (in spring) & September to November (in autumn), because these periods offer beautiful nature scenery and comfortable weather for outdoor sightseeing and activities.

Top Attractions to Visit in Shanghai: The Bund, Lujiazui Skyscrapers, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, French Concession, Shanghai Disney Resort…

Best known as an international popular tourist destination, Shanghai perfectly preserves mixed culture of the western and eastern. The duration and theme of your Shanghai tour can be flexibly arranged based on your time and interests. Usually, tourists spend 2 days on sightseeing the most famous landmarks, including the Bund, Yu Garden, skyscrapers like Shanghai Tower, World Financial Center, Former French Concession, Shanghai Museum, etc. With one extra day, you can enjoy family fun in Disneyland Park or visit Zhujiajiao Water Town in the suburb. Don't miss the Shanghai Maglev Train, wonderful nightlife and Shanghai Cuisine.

✔ 2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour
✔ 3 Days Shanghai Past and Present Contrast Tour
✔ 3 Days Shanghai Highlights & Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour

Travel Shanghai with Hangzhou Suzhou, More Nearby Destinations

Convenient transportation makes it quite efficient and popular to make day trips from Shanghai to Hangzhou, Suzhou, and longer vacation in Huangshan Mountain, Nanjing, Mount Jiuhua and other places in surrounding areas. So you can visit West Lake and learn Chinese tea culture in Hangzhou, marvel at tasteful classical gardens and witness Chinese silk productive process. Splendid rocky mountains with exotic pine trees are highlights in Huangshan Mountain.

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✔ 6 Splendid East China Tour by Bullet Train
✔ 5 Days Shanghai Huangshan Tour by High Speed Train

Travel Shanghai with Beijing, Xian & More China Destinations

Beijing Xian Shanghai are golden triangle cities often visited together for a week holiday. You can use 3 days to visit the Great Wall and major iconic spots like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and leave 2 days for fulfilling your Terracotta Warriors tour in Xian. With more time, you can extend the trip from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Chengdu, Yunnan, Silk Road, Tibet and more phenomenal destinations to enrich your China discovery. (more top China tours from Shanghai >>)

✔ 6 Days Beijing Shanghai Tour by High Speed Train
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Travel with China Discovery

As a leading travel agency in China which dedicates to offering high-quality China tours, China Discovery has helped thousands of travelers enjoy their trips to Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, etc., in China. Travel with us, you can enjoy worry-free tour services as well as well-organized itineraries, even our assistance of Chinese Visa application, convenient airport/train station pick-up & drop-off and transfer between all scenic spots, knowledgeable tour guide, safe & licensed private vehicle, satisfactory accommodation and dining and so on. You are free to choose from our most popular Shanghai tour packages or contact us to design a memorable holiday in Shanghai, China.

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Top 3 Shanghai tours chosen by most customers to explore Shanghai in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary,or tailor your own trip now with us.

Shanghai City Landscape
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