The largest city in China will impress you at any time of year with its futuristic architecture, fantastic food, and historical buildings. The best time to visit Shanghai is from May to November since winters are too chilly to enjoy the outdoors. Summers in Shanghai are hot and rainy; however, they are also full of events and culinary delights. Early June is an excellent time to come due to the famous Dragon Boat Festival, often called the Duanwu Festival. It's also the season for yang mei and other fruits and berries. Don't forget to try local specialities—crayfish or xiaolongxia and bullfrog.
This dish has been popular in China since time immemorial
Also known as Duanwu Festival, the event shows the real Chinese dragons
Immerse yourself into a strange combination of sadness and happiness
One of the biggest cinematographic events in Asia and one of the fastest growing international film festivals in the world
The Chinese Formula One Grand Prix offers spectacular races with incredible amount of adrenaline!
One of the biggest harvest events in China that gives an insight into traditional moon ceremonies
The largest open-air water park in Eastern China can refresh you during the hot summer season
The combination of a Buddhist holiday and a modern festival
The flower with a similar name and similar appearance to plum is not real plum
The love associated flower composed a purple world in May
These fragrant flowers symbolize the flavor of autumn and are used in various food products
What can be better than enjoying the peach trees blossom while getting to know more about the Chinese culture?
Shanghai is one of the greatest places to experience the traditionally flamboyant and colourful celebration of the Chinese New Year
The city welcomes you to take part in one of the most attended sporting events of the year
The world's highest railway is a real masterpiece attracting travellers from all over the planet
Feel China’s and world's fascinating culture, history and spirit during the Shanghai Tourism Festival
For the true fans of comics and cosplays, the Shanghai Comic Con offers the perfect mix of Asian and Western entertainment!
Hairy crab and pepper duck are the most awaited autumn foods in Shanghai
Asia is famous for its tasty exotic fruits. One of them is yang mei—a fruit that resembles strawberry, pomegranate and cherry.
One of the biggest traditional temple fairs in Shanghai displays ancient Chinese culture
Time to taste Asian exotic fruits: mangosteen, lychee, durian, pipa, and others
Summer in Shanghai is impossible without crayfish
A family-oriented celebration of winter solstice
Learn a touching and beautiful love story behind its name and appreciate the misty scenery of West Lake
The Chinese equivalent of Valentine's Day falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month
Rice wine with high nutritional value and health benefits
The combination of the ninth day and the ninth month brings good luck, and the chrysanthemum is a symbol of that day
Are you still wondering when is the best time to eat oysters?
The tasty tender snack that resemles the delicate chicken
The treat of the Mid-Autumn festival that is also the perfect gift.
One of our favorite sweet street foods!