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It's simple: The Shanghai Maglev is one of the fastest passenger trains in the world. Traveling at about 270 miles per hour, this train is the adult equivalent of the theme park ride, especially since it is also very convenient. Passengers on board the Shanghai Maglev are blasted between downtown and Pudong International Airport in about 7 minutes. This 18-mile ride is quite a trip. Plus, there's a museum dedicated to exhibiting the history of the train and the engineering feats required to construct it. You'll find the small museum at the Maglev Longyang Road Station, where the train stops in the city. That said, most visitors recommend the train for more practical purposes.

The train operates from 6:45 a.m. to 9:40 p.m. every 20 minutes. A one-way ticket costs 50 yuan (about $8). For more information, consult the Shanghai Maglev's official website.

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