Agoda shines in Shanghai during total solar eclipse


On July 22nd, Shanghai moves to the shadows and becomes one of the best places on the planet to view the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century. To assist travelers in experiencing this amazing natural phenomenon, has secured the best-guaranteed prices on hotels in the Shanghai metropolitan area. Travelers should reserve increasingly-affordable hotels in Shanghai via and find the perfect spot to take in one of nature’s mystical displays.

The eclipse is predicted to begin with a partial eclipse at 8:23 am. According to the ever-popular, the totality of the eclipse (complete darkness) will last for 6 minutes and 39 seconds. During an eclipse, the sky changes shade to a deep purple as the horizon is be bathed in shades of orange and red. Then the moon completely obstructs the sun causing the sky to fall into darkness, essentially turning day into night. The only light comes from the sun’s corona (the outer most part of the sun) faintly glowing around the circumference of the moon.

Mr. Wilfred Fan, Agoda’s vice president of business development, said: “This is such a rare astronomical phenomenon and one which travelers from around the world are looking forward to. Shanghai will be ready for the spotlight as stargazers from around the world will travel to witness the eclipse firsthand.’s dedicated Shanghai team has pre-negotiated an amazing set of deals at many hotels to help our customers get the most out of this trip.”

“For first time travelers, Shanghai is a unique city with an amazing combination of modern and post-modern architecture mixed with the rich history and culture China is so well-known for. Travelers should take the opportunity to experience the diversity of this cosmopolitan city, indulge in the shopping of Nanjing Road, and tour the wealth attractions Shanghai has to offer,” added Mr. Fan.

Blindness is a possibility when staring directly at an eclipse without taking the proper precautions. Therefore, travelers should take note and ensure they wear specifically-designed sunglasses with special lenses made for viewing the eclipse and strictly adhere to viewing instructions in order to keep eyes safe.

With nearly 300 hotels in Shanghai, travelers are encouraged to visit to find the best deals available in 21 languages.

Agoda’s special deals and promotions for Shanghai’s total solar eclipse include:

– Shanghai Howard Johnson All Suites Hotel 5 Star (Deluxe Suite)
Rates starting at US436 (normally US$78)
Promotion: Stay 2 nights to enjoy the 3rd night free

– Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 5 Star (Superior)
Rates starting at US$75 (normally US$145)
Promotion: Stay 3 nights to enjoy a 30 percent discount

– Hengsheng Peninsula Int’L Hotel 4 Star (Superior)
Rates starting at US$38 (normally US$72)
Promotion: Stay 4 nights to enjoy a 25 percent discount; book 21 days in advance, get a 25 percent discount

– Rayfont Shanghai Xuhui Hotel 4 Star (Superior-King size bed)
Rates starting at US$43 (normally US$75)
Promotion: Stay 3 nights to enjoy a 30 percent discount

– Shanghai JC Mandarin Hotel 5 Star (Deluxe)
Rates starting at US$93 (normally US$160)
Promotion: Stay 3 nights to enjoy a 30 percent discount

– Swissotel Grand Shanghai 5 Star (Classic)
Rates starting at US$99 (normally US$171)
Promotion: Stay 2 nights to enjoy a 30 percent discount

– The Longemont Shanghai Hotel 5 Star (Deluxe)
Rates starting at US$98 (normally US$170)
Promotion: Book 14 days in advance for a 10 percent discount

– Charms Hotel 3 Star (Deluxe-King size bed)
Rates starting at US$57 (normally US$98)
Promotion: Stay 3 nights to enjoy a 30 percent discount

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