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Shanghai Shi Things to Do

  • Nanjing Lu

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    the famous shopping place of shanghai since the 18th century and now host a large number of both local and international luxe brands. Nanjing Lu is a 5.5 kilometer long area of stores, stalls and restos and is the main Shopping and Commercial Center of Shanghai. It is divided into Nanjing Road East and West and the eastern end it starts from the...

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  • The Bund

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    spectacular night views of the Bund seen from the Huangpu River Night Cruise where you would see the dazzling lights that illuminate the 26 historic buidlings of the Bund. The Bund (also known as an embankment or a quay) is the most famous Attraction of Shanghai and it represents the City as a Major International Trading Port since the 18th...

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  • Oriental Pearl Tower

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    the assorted towers around the world, i've been in some of them. The common feature of various Towers around The World, whether the Oriental TV Tower here in Shanghai, the Btiexco Tower in Saigon, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, The CN Tower in Toronto, etc. these towers Feature a section where the heights and pictures of the various towers around the...

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  • Jade Buddha Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

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    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 worshipping, they burn the josspaper into a furnance placed at openair area.

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  • Yuyuan Garden

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    Yu Yuan Garden is the famous in the Shanghai Region and is one of the Major Attraction in the Old City Area of Shanghai and it sits just Beside the City God Temple and the Gold Street. The garden was reportedly first established in 1559 as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan, who spent almost 20 years building a garden to please his father...

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  • Xin Tian Di

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    walking through Shanghai's newest luxury shopping and dining center. The South Block is bigger than the North Block of Xin Tian Di and it has an area of 25,000 Square meters and the design here is old shikumen blended into some modern designs. The Shops here are mostly restaurants from all over the world, boutiques, fashionable ornament shops, food...

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  • Huangpu River Cruise

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    with spectacular night views of shanghai. the main docking area for huangpu river boats who do day and night Huangpu River Cruises is located along the Huangpu River Cruise Terminal along the Bund where there are many Huangpu River Cruise companies having offices and ticket stands where you can buy the various Huangpu River Cruise Packages from...

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  • Jin Mao Tower

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    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 information about it to which I am so grateful for: The 88-stories Jin Mao Tower was completed in 1999. It is 420.5 meters (almost 1380 feet) tall...

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  • Pudong

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    the glittering lights of Pudong's ultramodern skyline is filled with various colorful neon and led lights and it rivals Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour Skyline Night Show. Best seen from the Bund or via the Huangpu River Night Cruise. Pudong District (literally called east bank in Shanghai Dialect) was a sleepy backwater and was composed of...

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  • Shanghai Museum

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    a glimpse into the old shanghai era can be seen if you are inside the Ortienal Pearlt TV Tower as one of the attractions inside is the Shanghai Municipal History Museum of which you can enter is you bought a combo ticket of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower upper sphere, lower sphere and Shanghai Municipal History Museum (160 RMB per person). You will...

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  • City God Temple - Chenghuangmiao

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    The Main Attraction in Old Town of Shanghai is the Chenghuangmiao or City God Temple. It is a typical temple in Walled Cities in China and here in Shanghai is it called City God Temple. The City God Temple in Shanghai originated as the Jinshan God Temple, dedicated to the spirit of Jinshan, or Gold Mountain, an island off the coast of Shanghai. It...

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  • Yu Garden

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    Part two of my Yu Yuan Garden Tips with more pictures Yu Yuan Garden is the famous in the Shanghai Region and is one of the Major Attraction in the Old City Area of Shanghai and it sits just Beside the City God Temple and the Gold Street. The garden was reportedly first established in 1559 as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan, who spent...

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  • People's Square

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    the main square of Shanghai and is located literally in the center of Shanghai. People's Square was formerly a famous racetrack that rivals the Happy Valley of Hong Kong for the famous Horse races in Asia but in 1949, after the communists took over, Gambling was disallowed and the racetrack demolised and a new road and Square (People's Avenue and...

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  • Old Town

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    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 the older neighborhoods of the old town area, and throughout places like the Former French Concession. I have included one area which is very accessible...

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  • Ocean Aquarium

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    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 expensive sites that I entered in Shanghai. The entrance costs you RMB 110. Despite of the price, I found the visit worth-while. The aquarium is...

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  • Yuyuan Bazaar

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    final part of my Yu Yuan Garden Tip with more pictures inside. Yu Yuan Garden is the famous in the Shanghai Region and is one of the Major Attraction in the Old City Area of Shanghai and it sits just Beside the City God Temple and the Gold Street. The garden was reportedly first established in 1559 as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan, who...

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  • Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

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    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 large scale model of the city in which you can see every building, including the ones that are under construction. To make it more fun, the show the city...

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  • French Concession

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    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 was huge. However what took my notice was the elaborate shower, never have I seen anything like it.

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  • Jing'an Temple

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    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 buildings new and old. The architecture is really interesting from the old Paramount Theatre to the new Wheel Lock Plaza. Note the temple is most likely...

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  • Maglev Train

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    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 Metro station and the Shanghai International Airport. Anne and decided to travel on the train by doing a return journey at a coast on 80 Yuan,...

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  • Renmin Park - People's Park

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    the modern buidlings around the People's Square and the People's Park (Renmin Park) as both areas are interconnected of which the North Side is the People's Park and the South Side is the People's Park. This area is where many of the Modern and Ritzy Buildings of Shanghai are found (besides the Pudong District across the Huangpu River. Some of the...

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  • Confucius Temple & Garden

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    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 Confucius Temple there were interesting streetside shops, some even selling live snakes, most likely for dinner. An attractive entrance and small entry...

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  • Waibaidu Bridge

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    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 Shanghai had upgraded the bridge from wood to iron and steel in 1907. This bridge can load up to 20 tons, with 106.7 meter long. It has the traffic lane of...

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  • Peace Hotel

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    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 thirteen levels with a basement, standing 77 meters tall. Sassoon's private apartment was on the top floor. Boasting to be Shanghai's social heart, the...

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  • Old Street

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    the old city quarter of Shanghai and the famous Old Street where there are lots of local commercial establishments, eateries, souvenir shops and jewelry stores. Old Town is where the Yu Yuan Gardens and the City God Temple is located. It owes its special social attractions and rich commercial background to the fact that the earliest bank, gold...

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  • Zhou Zhuang

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    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 the story of the business man. In the front compound, there are trishaws available to take you a ride round the park. You can visit the shops to buy...

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  • Century Avenue

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    It can be romantic evening by walking on Century Avenue at nighttime. All the high-rise buildings are lighting up to have a spectacular views of the area. You can easily find a nice restaurants either a fast food or Pizza restaurants to 5 stars luxury restaurants in here. But, you can hardly find any local restaurants serving local foods in here....

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  • JinMao Building

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 tallest building in the PRC, the fifth tallest in the world by roof height and the seventh tallest by pinnacle height. Along with the Oriental Pearl...

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  • Huxinting Tea House

    Shanghai Things to Do

    It's hard to decide which one of the marvelous old houses in the historic center is... the best. Proud of their old style, glowing in their well maintained colours, all the buildings in the quarter are superb, but, in the middle of a lake, the tea house and its bridges deserve a special look and reference.

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  • Longhua Pagoda

    Shanghai Things to Do

    Standing outside the Longhua Temple in the south of the city, this 40-metre high pagoda is the only remaining pre-modern pagoda in Shanghai. It has an octagonal floor layout spread over seven storeys that decrease in size from the bottom to the top. The pagoda consists of a hollow, tube-like brick core surrounded by a wooden staircase. On the...

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  • Soong Ching Ling

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    The first thing we did in Shanghai after having lunch was visit the Soong Ching Ling Memorial Residence which Soong Ching Ling lived in from 1948 - 1963. It is an important monument under State Protection and was opened to the public in 1988. Soong Ching Ling was the honarary chairwoman of the People's Republic of China and the second wife of...

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  • Longhau Temple

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    The Longhua Temple (literally "Lustre of the Dragon Temple") is the most authentic and complete temple complex in Shanghai. Located in the southern suburbs of the city, the temple was first built in 242 A.D. The temple was destroyed by war towards the end of the Tang Dynasty and rebuilt in 977 AD, during the Northern Song Dynasty. Later in the Song...

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  • World Financial Center

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    As of the end of 2008, the SWFC is China's tallest building and the world's second tallest completed building (after Taipei 101), with a height of 492 metres. It has a trademark trapezoid hole at its top. Visit one of its observation decks on floors 94, 97 or 100 (the 100th floor one is the world's highest, with a vertigo-inducing glass floor), for...

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  • Former British Consulate

    Shanghai Things to Do

    After the treaty of Nanking, Georges Balfour arrived in 1843 as the first Consul in Shanghai and took possession of swampland between the mouth of Suzhou Creek and Yang Jin Bang (a creek later covered and turned into Yanan Road). This became the seat of the British Consulate in Shanghai up to 1967 when the Chinese forced consular staff to leave...

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  • Grand Theatre

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    This is a picture of the Shanghai Grand Theatre taken from People's Square. Like many buildings in Shanghai, it is ultra modern (or is it post modern?) - all gleaming glass and steel. There are regular performances from local and visiting companies.

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  • Bike Tours - China Cycle Tours

    Shanghai Things to Do

    This bike tour was one of the most incredible experiences of my time in Shanghai and of my entire life! It was the best way to see the city, our leader were very knowledgeable and fascinating guides. They took us to historical sites as well as back alleys and side streets, so we really got a feel for the entire city. I HIGHLY recommend them to any...

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  • Zoo

    Shanghai Things to Do

    If your in Shanghai, or planning a trip there, try to make the time for a trip to the Shanghai Zoo. My family and I went during China's worst winter in decades and we still had a great time. During January or February i'd think would be less busy, especially for Feb. Chinese New Year. It's a great day spent looking at Pandas or preditory cats.

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  • World Expo 2010

    Shanghai Things to Do

    The largest pavilion at the 2010 World Expo is the Chinese National Pavilion, also known as the Crown of the Orient. Shaped like an ancient crown (an inverted pyramid), it is 63 metres high and painted bright red. Inside are exhibitions from the various provinces of China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau). It will remain a permanent structure after...

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  • Calligraphy Art

    Shanghai Things to Do

    Calligraphy is a writing art to express Chinese characters by using brush. With an age-old tradition, Chinese calligraphy originated in the Shang dynasty and matured in the Eastern Zhou period. During the Jin, the Sui and the Tang dynasties, a number of distinguished calligrapher’s emerged and calligraphic exploration were elaborated.

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  • Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar

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    the Gold Street going to City God Temple and YiuYuan Garden is a thriving business area filled with locals and tourists alike. There is also a gold street not far from here in downtown but we did not have time to go to there. the famed gold street in the Yu Yuan Garden, City God Temple Complex where you can buy many precious gold items and other...

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  • Jin Mao Observatory 88

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    For an opportunity to get a good view of all of Shanghai and even the Yangtze River entering the sea, take the elevator to the top of the Jin Mao Tower, the tallest building in China. The 88th floor is the observatory, where you will be able to look out in all directions. But the best thing you don't want to miss is the opportunity to look down...

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  • Shanghai Meseum (People's Square)

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    the main museum of Shanghai, the other museum is the old Municipal Museum at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Pudong. Located in the Center of the People's Square The museum houses ancient Chinese Art and is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls. The eleven Galleries cover most of the major categories of Chinese art: Ancient...

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  • Skyscrapers in Shanghai

    The famous skyscrapers and observatories are located in Lujiazui area. Here you can take some nice pictures of the modern Shanghai.

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  • Lujiazui Park

    This is a very nice park to walk around and relax if you are in Lujiazui for visiting one of the observatories (Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl Tower or Jianmao Tower). A green area surrounded by skyscrapers gives a weird feeling.

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  • Ferry to pass Huangpu river

    If you don't want to take one of the river cruises which will cost you more than 100 Yuan, you can take the ferry to pass Huangpu river to enjoy the scenery from the boat. Most tourists prefer this cheap option to take pictures from both sides of the river. There is some waiting time in the queue and you have to disembark the boat before you...

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