60 minute culture trip: SHANGHAI – for the Business Traveller

February 15, 2017 - 60 Minute Culture, Business Travel, Corporate Travel, supertravelbooker /

Travelling on business and travelling for leisure are two very different things. Business travellers usually spend so little time in a destination, that it seems a waste. So we investigate how much culture can you actually fit into an hour?

This week we’re in Shanghai!

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Popular business travel destination Shanghai is the largest city in China, consisting of thousands of exhibitions and events every year. Shanghai is renown for its stunning skyscrapers and skyline, however being the largest city will make it difficult to see them all in a short time period.

Standing at 632 meters high and comprising 128 stories is the tallest building in Shanghai, the Shanghai Tower. Experience the breathtaking views from the world’s highest observation deck on the 121st floor.

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“I visited the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center which was great, the only way to see the entire city in a day!”

Travel Partner, Liverpool Office

Shanghai Fact file

14m | Population
22,000 | Daily international visitors
7,037 | Sq km wide
144 | Hour visa-free travel
1 | Largest & Richest city in China

Designer Jun Xia said, “It does not seek to be the world’s tallest, to be sure, but it certainly aspires to be the tallest green building.” The tower collects and reuses rainwater for the heating and air conditioning, and reduces the need for AC by using double-layered glass.

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For those with the luxury of a little extra time, you may also want to visit the Super Brand Mall, which is one of Asia’s largest malls and only 5 minutes from the Shanghai Tower. This giant mall is 10-stories high with an array of international shops, food stops, as well as a Cineplex. Located in Pudong’s Lujiazui Financial Zone, which is the business and financial center in Shanghai. Perfectly situated for visiting after your business meeting or on the way back to the airport.

Click here for a directory and map of all stores and restaurants spanning over 13 floors.