Pathumwan, Thailand (PressExposure) June 25, 2009 -- 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, Agoda.com has secured the best-guaranteed prices on hotels in the Shanghai metropolitan area. Travelers should reserve increasingly affordable hotels in Shanghai via Agoda.com, and find the perfect spot to take in one of natureâs mystical displays.
The eclipse is predicted to begin with a partial eclipse at 8:23 am. According to the ever-popular Wikipedia.com, 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 complete obstructs the sun causing the sky to fall into darkness essentially turning day into night. The only light is that coming from the sunâs corona (the outer most part of the sun) faintly glowing around the circumference of the moon.
Mr. Wilfred Fan, Agodaâs Vice President of Business Development, said, âThis 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. Agoda.comâs 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.â
âFor 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,â 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 http://www.agoda.com/asia/china/shanghai.html to find the best deals available in 21 languages.
Agodaâs special deals and promotions for Shanghaiâs total solar eclipse include;
Shanghai Howard Johnson All Suites Hotel 5 Star (Deluxe Suite), rate starting at USD36 (normally USD78) Promotion: Stay 2 nights to enjoy the 3rd night free
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 5 Star (Superior), rate starting at USD75 (normally USD145) Promotion: Stay 3 nights to enjoy 30% discount
Hengsheng Peninsula Int'L Hotel 4 Star (Superior), rate starting at USD38 (normally USD72) Promotion: Stay 4 nights to enjoy 25% discount, Book 21 days in advance, get 25% discount
Rayfont Shanghai Xuhui Hotel 4 Star (Superior-King size bed), rate starting at USD43 (normally USD75) Promotion: Stay 3 nights to enjoy 30% discount
Shanghai JC Mandarin Hotel 5 Star (Deluxe), rate starting at USD93 (normally USD160) Promotion: Stay 3 nights to enjoy 30% discount
Swissotel Grand Shanghai 5 Star (Classic), rate starting at USD99 (normally USD171) Promotion: Stay 2 nights to enjoy 30% discount
The Longemont Shanghai Hotel 5 Star (Deluxe), rate starting at USD98 (normally USD170) Promotion: Book 14 days in advance 10% discount
Charms Hotel 3 Star (Deluxe-King size bed), rate starting at USD57 (normally USD98) Promotion: Stay 3 nights to enjoy 30% discount
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