Shanghai Shi Things to Do

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Shanghai Shi Things to Do

  • Nanjing Lu

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world. We started this shopping walk at the centre point, the tour guide point to the east wanted us to meet at...

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  • The Bund

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 became a trading port in 1846, the street by the river was paved and the banks of the river were reinforced. Then a long row of commercial buildings...

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  • Oriental Pearl Tower

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 the levels has a glass floor, where you can look directly beneath your feet to the street below. A very cool experience! Tickets are not cheap -- 180...

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  • Jade Buddha Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 very harmonious way. Of course, you will not be able to miss it!

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  • Xin Tian Di

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 colours of the old town (if it happens to you moving from one to the other, as we did), becomes somewhat depressive. It is a good preservation of the...

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  • Huangpu River Cruise

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 slippery, so one must take extra precaution to move on the boat and climb the stair. The upper deck seating was rather casual, with no attention to the wet...

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  • Shanghai Museum

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 in the old days. Since most Chinese museums seem to share the problems of Portuguese ones (a cold exhibition of "dead" artifacts) this display was...

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  • Jin Mao Tower

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • City God Temple - Chenghuangmiao

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 Cultural Revolution, reopened in the 1990s, and then renovated in 2006. It is now open to the public, but still serves as an active temple. The...

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  • Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • Pudong

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 say, yes, that's it! Well the new building going up next to it looks like a bottle. Now there is a pair! The new building is called the Shanghai...

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  • French Concession

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • People's Square

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 a style of life that no one could guess in China a couple of years ago.

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  • Old Town

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • Jing'an Temple

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • Yuyuan Bazaar

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 architecture. We were hungry for food on arrivale and were lucky to secure a window table looking onto the bazaar whilst we enjoyed our lunch at...

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  • Peace Hotel

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • Ocean Aquarium

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • Maglev Train

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • Yu Garden

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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 pond is outstanding.

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  • Zhou Zhuang

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • Confucius Temple & Garden

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • Renmin Park - People's Park

    Shanghai Things to Do

    Just north of the concrete mass of People's Square is the pleasant People's Park, one of the larger parks in central Puxi and fairly typical of Chinese parks. It has a central lake, winding paths, a formal garden (with a couple of swings for adults!) and a children's playground. At weekends, the northern entrance of the park (by Nanjing West Road)...

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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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  • Century Avenue

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • Waibaidu Bridge

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • 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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  • Grand Theatre

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Longhau Temple

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • World Financial Center

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • Old Street

    Shanghai Things to Do

    Shanghai Old Street (Western) is located north of Henan South Road , with shop-lots dated during Ming Dynasty (1644-1911). These one-story shop-lots does not look that old as most of them have been renovated and restored. Most of these shop-lots rely on tourists business, mainly shops selling souvenirs, Chinese traditional dress, T-shirts, DVD or...

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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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  • 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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  • Soong Ching Ling

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • Jin Mao Observatory 88

    Shanghai Things to Do

    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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  • 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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  • People's Square

    The People's Square may be considered as the political and cultural center of Shanghai. In this area, you can see Shanghai Museum, Municipal Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre and a nice garden . While it's located close to Nanjing Road, you can come to the park for escaping from the hassle.

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  • Yuyuan Quarter

    Yuyuan Quarter is located close to the Bund where you can find a well-preserved garden as well as traditional Chinese buildings and temples. It has become a shopping area for foreigners so expect to meet the crowds. The garden dates back to Ming Dynasty and it has been renovated several times over centuries. It is divided into scenic sections where...

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