Travel Thailand Vlog 2018 #84 – It’s that time again to go backpacking southeast asia. This time we are off to travel Thailand, Cambodia and China. Our first stop on this amazing travel adventure is China for a one day layover in Shanghai. There are many things you can do in this beautiful city and here is a list fo the top things we found to do on your 15 hour china Shanghai layover. We are so stoked for being able to travel southeast asia again and are always so grateful to be able to make a travel blog to share with all of you.
China has a free 72 hour transit visa for flight layovers in major Chinese cities. We had 15 hours starting in Shanghai Pudong Airport. Here is a travel guide to visiting Shangai’s top attractions and making the most of your short layover tour.
We started the day at 7:30
7:30 Pass the immigration, take your baggage, and store the unused things in the airport, then leave PVG with the highest speed maglev train in this world (268 mi /Hour, total 7 minutes 20.5 Mile) to Downtown.
7:45 – 8:00 Take Metro Line 2, from Longyang Road to Lujiazui, the CBD center in Shanghai.
8:00 – 11:00 During this 3 hours, you can feel the modern side in this city. Visit the highest skyline “Shanghai Center” (2,073.5 Feet) or Shanghai World Financial Center with glass ground in the top (1,614 Feet) .
11:30 – 13:30 Then take the “Hop-on Hop-off” Sightseeing Bus to Puxi side (West of River). Puxi is old Shanghai area, your first station is Yu Garden which the history more than 400 years. You can have lunch there, the famous food is Shanghai Steam Dumpling, people call “XiaoLongBao”, very delicious.
13:30 – 17:30 Take the sightseeing bus around the city center, it’s very convenient and comfortable to show you this city. And drop off at the station of “The Bund”, the riverside with historic buildings and nice city view.
17:30 – 18:30 Walk through the river, make some pictures, and have a nice local dinner beside river.
20:00 Take the maglev train back to PVG.
72 hour free China visa – https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/free-72hour/
Maglev Train – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_maglev_train
Shanghai World Financial Center – http://www.swfc-shanghai.com/?l=en – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_World_Financial_Center
The bund Shangai – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bund
Backpacking list ————————
Osprey Atmos 65 Backpack (newer version of mine) : https://amzn.to/2ngoB5Q
North Face diad 18 daypack : https://amzn.to/2OjDC22
First Aid Kit: https://amzn.to/2LXSCWX
Power Converter: https://amzn.to/2KyXVXe
Bens wipes: https://amzn.to/2ORlH48
Neoprene camera wrap: https://amzn.to/2AQDc1i
Joby Gorilla pod: https://amzn.to/2OjLVLz
Headphone adapter: https://amzn.to/2Ok0fDM
Camera Equipment I like ———————————————–
Canon 80d – https://amzn.to/2voHSGE
Canon G7x Mark ii – https://amzn.to/2KyDtFX
Sony RX100 IV – https://amzn.to/2MbfS2K
Takstar SGC 598 Microphone – https://amzn.to/2ONkJWB
Rode Video Mic Pro (if your on a budget get the above mic) – https://amzn.to/2OguPOs
MeFoto Travel Tripod for backpacking – https://amzn.to/2ORkw4I
Music – Dyalla – https://soundcloud.com/dyallas