AirAsia PH Invites You to Discover the Grandeur of Shanghai, the ‘Paris of the East’

In 2014, I was fortunate to have seen the grandeur of Shanghai, my first time in Mainland China. Thanks to AirAsia Philippines who brought me to this vibrant city to experience why it’s called the “Paris of the East” (CLICK HERE FOR RELATED ARTICLE).

I must say, Shanghai has the most mesmerizing skyline ever as the view from the Bund (central of the city) looks like some kind of a film set in the future. And what makes Shanghai even more charming is that the other side of the city is very cosmopolitan. It’s definitely one of my favorite destinations when it comes to sightseeing.

Shanghai’s skyline by day.

Shanghai’s skyline by day.

AirAsia Philippines, the world’s best low-cost airline, continues to connect Filipinos to the world as it brings back Shanghai on their route map.

Shanghai’s skyscrapers at night

Shanghai’s skyscrapers at night

Shanghai is known as China’s commercial and financial center but is also bursting with cultural experiences. On one side of the Huangpu River lies ultra-modern Pudong, home to the newly opened Shanghai Disneyland and the colorful Oriental Pear Tower, and on the other side, Puxi with its host of historical spots like the French Concession, glitzy waterside promenade The Bund with its stretch of historical colonial buildings or Yuyuan Garden, which gives you a glimpse of Ming and Qing dynasty architecture.

A look at Yuyuan Garden in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai.

A look at Yuyuan Garden in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai.

After an exciting day in Shanghai, take a break by going to notable places outside the city center. Relax at the Dongping National Forest Park, a man-made forest at Chongming Island. Ride a boat at the “Shanghai’s Venice”, the Zhujiaojiao Water Village at the Chinpu District and have spiritual trip to the Lingyin Temple at the Zhejiang, Hangzhou to complete your dream vacation.
And one definitely won’t go hungry in here – finding its culinary secrets is an adventure in and of itself. Don’t leave Shanghai without trying their Xiao Long Bao, Jianbing or Egg Pancakes, Scallion Oil Noodles and Bamboo Tofu with Pepper partnered with the Xinjiang Black Beer or Tsingtao Beer.

Don’t miss the classic steamed Xiao Long Bao..

Don’t miss the classic steamed Xiao Long Bao..

AirAsia Philippines, continues to surprise and delight travellers with their wide range of flights. From top tourist spots of Asia such as Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore to the hidden gems like Kota Kinabalu, Siem Reap and Bali, AirAsia continues to make travel accessible by offering the lowest fares online to over 100 destinations across the region.

The Bund in Central Shanghai

The Bund in Central Shanghai

To get a glimpse of what you can experience in Shanghai, visit AirAsia’s Official Facebook page ( or watch the webisodes below featuring Shanghai’s beautiful spots, friendly faces and delicious food:

Episode 1 “Why Shanghai?”

#WhereInShanghai Episode 1 – Why Shanghai?

Fly to one of Asia's best destinations, Shanghai! Shanghai is definitely the place to be: an ultra-modern city; a land of opportunity; a foodie's playground; a shopper's paradise; a definition of glamour and style. The list goes on, but we will give your more reasons to discover the beauty of this city as we introduce you to the best places to eat, visit, and explore in the coming episodes! Are you thrilled as much as we are? Then fly with us to Shanghai and catch our 20% off promo! on ALL Seats & Flights! Book now at! You can even get exclusive discounts from our Shanghai partners!

Posted by AirAsiaPhilippines on Monday, July 11, 2016

Episode 2 “The Many Faces that you’ll meet”

#WhereinShanghai Episode 2 – The Many Faces that You'll Meet

Discover more interesting facts and finds through our #WhereinShanghai video series! Join us as we meet the people of Shanghai, from the old folks excising in the parks, to the expats living it up to the city, the foodies promoting the best of the local cuisine, up to the creative geniuses spreading art in the streets! #AirAsiainShanghai Check out our low fares to Shanghai at and to know more about the power of your boarding passes, head over to

Posted by AirAsiaPhilippines on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Episode 3 “Food you shouldn’t miss in Shanghai”

#WhereinShanghai Episode 3 – Food you shouldn't miss in Shanghai

Shanghai is definitely a food lover's paradise! There's no better way to explore the city than eating your way through the streets and alleys while discovering the best-kept culinary finds and authentic dishes.For the third episode of our Where in Shanghai series, we've rounded up the food that you shouldn't miss from breakfast to dinner, and one of the best ways to experience the city's popular food scene is by joining a public food tour with Shanghai's #1 TripAdvisor Activity, UnTour Shanghai!Now you can get 10% discount on any of UnTour Shanghai's public food tour when you fly with us to Shanghai! For details on how to avail this awesome discount, just click here:

Posted by AirAsiaPhilippines on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Episode 4 “Perfect Spots to Visit”

#WhereinShanghai Episode 4 – Perfect Spots to Visit

Feeling more adventurous? Embark on a unique city tour to discover Shanghai's less-explored areas in a vintage sidecar! If you haven't travelled through Shanghai before, the 4th episode for our #WhereinShanghai series recommends these perfect spots to visit when you're in the city! Fly with us and book a tour with our partner Insiders Experience so you can get freebies for your #AirAsiainShanghai trip! Learn more about this great deal here:

Posted by AirAsiaPhilippines on Thursday, August 25, 2016

Episode 5 “Great Mid-Autumn Places to Visit”

#WhereinShanghai Ep 5 – Great Mid-Autumn places to visit

Celebrate the much-awaited Mid-Autumn Festival by exploring the best scenic spots just right outside the city of Shanghai! Enjoy the sights, take part in beautiful traditions, and appreciate the full moon at its brightest. On the fifth and final episode of the #WhereinShanghai series, we bring you the perfect places that would make a great Mid-Autumn celebration getaway! Grab our low fares starting at, and get exclusive discounts from our Shanghai partners! Click here to find out more:

Posted by AirAsiaPhilippines on Friday, September 16, 2016

Or see it for yourself by booking a flight at There will be an all-in fare promo starting at Php 2,588 for booking period of October 3-9, 2016 and travel period of October 4, 2016 to April 27, 2017.

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