Shanghai Weekend Escape Destinations

Shanghai Weekend Escape Destinations

Are you crazy for searching the nice places of the weekend escape from Shanghai? You might have visited almost destinations closeby Shanghai, such as Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuzhen, Zhouzhuang, Tongli etc. However, I would like to share my travel ideas with you on new destinations which might be your next destination.

With the newly competed high-speed railway routes, it rapidly shortens the distance between Shanghai and other fantastic attractions. On July 1, 2015, the famous Hefei-Fuzhou High-speed Railway was official opened which was considered to be the “Most beautiful High-speed Railway in China”. From Shanghai to Mt. Wuyi, it takes only 3.5 hours for the single way. Each day, there are 10 departures for your choice. It means that you can take the morning train from Shanghai and have lunch at the foot of the mountain. Mount Wuyi features the well-preserved cultural heritages, temples and ancient academy as well as its fascinating views. In 1999, the mountain was inscribed as the World Natural and Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The famous Mt. Huangshan is also another top attraction close-by Huangshan. So far, there is one bulletin train from Shanghai to Huangshan per day. The single way costs around 4.5 hours. Mountain Huangshan features the sea of clouds, odd-shaped stone, dramatic pine and hot spring. You can take the leisurely cable car up and down or challenge yourselves with foot. Wuyuan Village is considered to be the “Most Beautiful Village in China”. You can not only enjoy its well-preserved typical residence of Ming and Qing Dynasties, but also its original lifestyle and folkways. You will definitely enjoy its tranquil in the small village. For the transportation way, undoubtedly the bulletin is the best way from Shanghai.It cost around 4 hours 20 minutes.


(Mt. Huangshan and its dramatic pine)


(Mt. Wuyi, typical Danxia Landscape)


(Wuyuan, the most beautiful village in China)

Besides, if you change the transportation way to air plane, then you could consider about the fantastic Zhangjiajie National Forest Park which was inscribed as the World Natural Heritage and National Geo-park. It is famous for its spectacular and typical quartze sandstone forest, well-preserved precious plants and wildlife.The park is also known as the outdoor scenery of the famous movie <Avatar> which is directed by James Cameron. You can walk among the mountain and relax. From Shanghai to Zhangjiajie, it takes around 2 hours 10 minutes by air.

When you plan the weekend escape tour from Shanghai, you can consider about the destinations as mentioned above. We hope you enjoy the memorable weekends in China.

Useful informaiton

* Shanghai->Mt. Wuyi

1o departures of bulletin train per day.  Single way duration:3.5 hours.

Best time to visit: June, July, August, September, October


1 departure bulletin train per day. 1 departure fight per day.

Best time to visit: March, April, September, October


1 departure bulletin train per day.

Best time to visit:March, April


3 departures flight per day.

Best time to visit: March, April, May,  September, October, November

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