Shanghai Things to Do

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  • 1. Nanjing Lu

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Nanjing Road, starts at the Bund in the east and ends in the west at the junction of Jing'an Temple and Yan'an West Street. Today it is a must-see metropolitan destination attracting thousands of...

  • 2. The Bund

    The Bund is the famous road that runs along Shanghai's waterfront on the Huangpu River. It is 1500 meters (0.93 mile) in length. It was once part of the British settlement of Shanghai. When Shanghai...

  • 3. Oriental Pearl Tower

    Take an elevator up to the Oriental Pearl Tower to get a fantastic view of Shanghai and Pudong. There are actually three levels (spheres) you can visit -- at heights of 90 m, 263 m, and 350 m. One of...

  • 4. Yuyuan Garden

    Very small to Chinese standards and squeezed in the old town, this beautiful garden is a pleasant walk. Built with sensibility and good taste, water, plants and stones surround the buildings in a...

  • 5. Xin Tian Di

    The former french quarter was renovated respecting its old characteristics, and became a trendy (and expensive... it seems) touristy area. It's different, but the contrast with the shiny forms and...

  • 6. Jade Buddha Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    According to the tour guide, the jade to make the Jade Buddha were brought from Myanmar. Many tourists visited this temple. Many local citizen came here to do their worshipping too. After the...

  • 7. Huangpu River Cruise

    It was prepaid for so all the tour group members enjoy the ride although the sky turn dark early. It was a drizzling in the evening, the deck of the boat, the stair and the upper deck is rather...

  • 8. Shanghai Museum

    The most visited section of the City's Museum seems to be this area, with a very rich display. I was particularly attracted by a demonstration of the successive operations used to build a bronze cup...

  • 9. Jin Mao Tower

    This tower was an amazing architectural marvel showing how the mighty power of Shanghai as a metropolis. It is now the 3rd tallest building in the world (as of June 2013). Our tour guide had a lot of...

  • 10. City God Temple - Chenghuangmiao

    The City God Temple is an interesting Daoist temple located next to the Yuyan Garden and Shanghai's old city retail complex. The temple originally dates back to around 1400. It was closed during the...

  • 11. Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

    The Urban Planning Museum is a fun smaller museum located in Renmin Square. Its exhibits focus on Shanghai's buildings and infrastructure, including their history. The highlight of the museum is a...

  • 12. Pudong

    The world trade building is the second tallest building in Shanghai and third in the world. Everyone who sees it feels that it reminds them of something. Whenever someone suggests bottle opener they...

  • 13. French Concession

    The French Concession Villa which is now used as the Arts & Crafts Museum has many rooms reflecting the early 20th century architecture. The villa was built in 1905 and for those times the bathroom...

  • 14. People's Square

    This wide and modern square marks the centre of Shanghai. Surrounded by skyscrapers (and a few historical buildings), it is dominated by the museum, and the crowds circulating from mall to mall, in...

  • 15. Old Town

    Despite rapid changes, you can still find traditional ways of life, shikumen homes, old lane homes, small noodle shops and all variety of commerce and action. Take some time to get out and about in...

  • 16. Jing'an Temple

    Come in the early evening when the sun has set and the temple and area around it is truly electric. The temple when lit up is quite a sight and it's worth looking around the area at the other...

  • 17. Peace Hotel

    The former Sassoon House, built by Sir Victor Sassoon and designed by Palmer and Turner Architects with a floor area of 36 317 square meters, was constructed between 1926 and 1929. The building has...

  • 18. Maglev Train

    The Maglev train is advertised as “The fastest you will travel without flying!” This high speed train reaches a controlled speed of 430 km’s per hour, (267 mph,) and runs between the Longyang road...

  • 19. Yu Garden

    This room is not open for public entry, however we obtained an excellent view through the open windows. The antique hand carrved timber furniture looked magnificent. The outlook onto the gardens and...

  • 20. Ocean Aquarium

    Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Asia with it's 20,000 square meters. It's a modern and very nice nice building - from inside as well as outside - but it was probably one of the most...

  • 21. Confucius Temple & Garden

    We travelled by taxi to the Old City and our driver dropped us off a few hundred metres from the Temple entrance. Only 23 Yuan fare (approx$4) and not worth taking the train. As we walked to the...

  • 22. Yuyuan Bazaar

    The hustle and bustle of Yuyuan Bazaar stirs up all tourists. There is something for everyone, nice shops, cafes, fast food and for those who are still hungry for culture you are surrounded by Ming...

  • 23. Zhou Zhuang

    The local tourism board has preserved this area, the land part being the Shen Wan San house with its ancient furniture and kitchen ware with the decoration either in stone art or copper art to tell...

  • 24. JinMao Building

    The Jin Mao Building is an 88-story landmark skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. It contains offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt hotel. As of 2005, it is the...

  • 25. Waibaidu Bridge

    Waibaidu Bridge is always my favorite landmark of the North Bund Shanghai. This bridge was first built in 1855 spanning over Suzhou Creek. Due to heavy traffic crossing the bridge, the city of...

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