The Maglev – The fastest train in the world!

We boarded the Maglev, short for magnetic levitation, train for a ride on the fastest train in the world.

Instead of rails the train floats, or levitates, on a magnetic field. China is a pioneer in this technology. While on our run out to the airport The Maglev *only* made it up to 301 kilometers per hour, just short of 200 miles per hour, but it has obtained a record speed of 501 km/h (311 mph) on a test run.

See more about our experience aboard the Maglev!

Delve Deeper into Shanghai:
Discover Shanghai’s Old Town
Explore “The Venice of Shanghai,” Zhujiajiao Water Town
Take a Ride on the World’s Fastest Train – it Levitates!
See Amazing Shanghai at Night!

See all of our adventures in China!

Click here for our full live-blog as we traveled with Holland America aboard the ms Volendam – through Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Japan

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