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Changning is a district in Shanghai frequented for the Hongqiao Airport and Shanghai Zoo.

Get in

Zhongshan Park Metro station forms the center of this district of Shanghai.



  • Shanghai Zoo, (45-min bus ride from Renmin Sq #925). 6:30AM-5PM, 4:30PM in winter. See the giant panda and many more exotic animals at this spacious and modern zoo that's for the most part a far cry from the concrete animal prisons found elsewhere in the country(such as Beijing). Do not feed or tease the animals. Due to the World Expo, 10 additional pandas are on loan from the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve in Sichuan, from Jan 2010 thru the Expo. ¥30, ¥40 with elephant show, less than 1.2 m in height are free with paying adult.


Brilliance West Mall is at the corner of Xianxia lu and Jianhe lu. There are many clothing shops and restaurants as well as a home furnishings store, Hola, below the mall. There is a Watsons and a Decathlon sports equipment store with western side facing Jianhe Lu.

Cloud Nine shopping center at Zhongshan Park has just about everything. Worth a look.


Several restaurants are available at Brilliance West Mall. You can also do grocery and household shopping at Century Mart.

  • Chor Bazaar, 530 Jianhe Rd, Block 9 (Next to Bailian Xijiao Mall), +86 021-62399919. An Indian restaurant.
  • Renaissance Hotel Zhongshan Park, Cloud Nine mall, 26th floor. 66RMB all-you-can-eat dim sum with tea. Not a bad price, but avoid the other two buffets. 66RMB.
  • AOBARA (Japanese Food), (Near Gubei Road and Yan'An Shi Road). Lunch Price realy interesting, from 40RMB/by people.


  • Laowaijie (street with several Restaurant, brewery, Pub and Bar.), Hongmei Road, Shanghai 3338 (junction of Changning & Minhang District).



  • Jin Jiang Galaxy Hotel, 888 W Zhongshan Rd, +86 21-62755888, [1]. Offers air-conditionined guestrooms, all of which have broadband Internet access, mini-bar, and color TV. 3 in-house restaurants. Rates start at ¥277.

Mid range

  • Cypress Hotel, 2419 Hongqiao Rd; 上海市长宁区虹桥路2419号, +86 21-62688868 (+86 21-61226688 Ext 7800 reservations, , fax: +86 21-62688007, +86 21-51901202 reservations), [2]. 4-star hotel surrounded by 40 acres of lush gardens. Start ¥434.
  • Jin Jiang Da Hua Hotel, 918 Yan'an W Rd; 上海市长宁区延安西路918号, +86 021-62512512, [3].
  • Rainbow Hotel (上海虹桥宾馆), 2000 Yan'an Rd W; 上海市长宁区中山西路888号, +86 21-62753388 (+86 21-61226688 Ext 7800 reservations, , fax: +8621-62751013, +86 21-61226683 reservations), [4]. A 4-star business hotel located in the Hongqiao business district. ¥433.
  • Royalton Hotel Shanghai, 789 Wuyi Rd; 上海市长宁区武夷路789号, +86 21-52068000 (+86 21-61226688 Ext. 7800 reservations, , fax: +86 21-52060900, +86 21-51901202 reservations), [5]. Four-star hotel. ¥430.


  • Ambassador Hotel Shanghai, 818 Wanhangdu Rd, [6]. Five star situated in the heart of the Caojiadu Commercial Zone. Offers 308 rooms, complete with flat-screen TVs and wireless Internet access. It also has restaurants and meeting facilities.
  • La Casa Elegant Hotel Shanghai (上海宝京精品酒店), 3300 Yan'an W Rd; 上海市延安西路3300号, +86 21-54760066 (+86 21-61226688 Ext 7800 reservations, , fax: +86 21-54762069 hotel, +86 21-51901202 reservations), [7]. A 4-star hotel along Yan'an West Road. From ¥553.
  • Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai (上海虹桥美爵大酒店), 369 Xi'an Xia Rd; 上海市长宁区仙霞路369号, +86 21-51533300 (, fax: +86 21-515333555), [8]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: noon. In the centre of the Hongqiao district, close to restaurants, exhibition centers, bars, shopping and local offices.
  • Hongqiao State Guest Hotel, Hongqiao Rd; 上海市长宁区虹桥路1591号, +86 21-62198855 (+86 21-61226688 Ext 7800 reservations, , fax: +86 21-62195231, +86 21-51901202 reservations), [9]. This 5-star has 218 guestrooms spread over sprawling gardens, which are suitable for wedding ceremonies. Restaurants with cuisines that include Japanese and Shanghai crab, among others. Various meeting rooms are also available.
  • Jinjiang Dahua Hotel, 918 Yan'an W Rd 上海市长宁区延安西路918号, +86 21-62512512‎, +86 21-61226688 Ext 7800 (, fax: +86 21-62526200, +86 21-51901202 reservations), [10]. From ¥650.
  • Millennium Hongqiao Hotel Shanghai (上海千禧海鸥大酒店), 2588 Yan'an Xi Rd; 上海市长宁区延安西路2588号, +86 21-62085888 (, fax: +86 21-62951390), [11]. A 5 star international hotel centrally located in the Hongqiao district within close proximity to Shanghai Mart and 6 km from the domestic airport.


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