Are you looking for what to do in Shanghai?
The greatest attraction of Shanghai is architecture and there's never a need to be bored in the city, if you're in need of inspiration just look up!
- The Bund: Shanghai's most famous district, full of the classic views of Shanghai's former banking world though much of it has now been taken over by government entities. Follow the river for the best the area has to offer.
- Oriental Pearl Tower and City History Museum: For the best view over the city get a ticket for the fascinating museum below, and get free access to the viewing platform. A perfect place for photos.
- Yuyuan Gardens: Overdose on ancient Chinese architecture and enjoy the stroll through the gardens, and try not to let the street vendors drive you mad. Admission Fee: 40 RMB
- French Concession Walking Tour: Take a walking tour of the nicest part of Shanghai, with leafy road ways surrounded by trees imported from France back in the early 20thcentury. There are some great street markets round and about the area too.
- Moganshan Road Art District: Enjoy the atmosphere of artists at work, in what used to be an abandoned warehouse district but is now teeming with Bohemian life.
- Pubs and Nightlife: Shanghai has one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in the world and you won't be disappointed..
- Window's Scoreboard: (11thFloor, 527 Huaiai Zhong Lu) Rock, Sports, and cheap drinks with a great view. Make this bar in an office building a must see.
- Atanu: (1 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu) Drink in a lighthouse on the Bund, drinks are good value too.
- The House of Roosevelt: (9thFloor, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu) Club sounds, and champagne drinking from this classy rooftop bar in the Bund.
- Sasha's: (11 Dongpin Lu) Head down to the French concession, for an impressive atmosphere and great setting, and sample the cocktail list for maximum pleasure.
- Shanghai is a shopper's paradise and name brands can be found in many of the cities malls as well as hundreds of other places where they are more likely to be copies, in amongst all this are some unique places offering local specialities.
Shanghai Silk Mansion Company Limited
It used to be a death penalty offence to take the secrets of silk making from China, but today things are more laid back. This is the biggest retailer and wholesaler of silk in the world, and if you can't find something you like you aren't looking hard enough.
- Curio Street: (Dongtai Lu) Over a hundred stores dealing in Chinese antiques and curios, get your haggling skills together to get the best bargains.
- Jiading Staw Handicrafts: (Xuhang Township, Jiading District) With over 20 categories and thousands of products anything you want that could be made of straw can be found here.
- Lao Fengxiang Silverware: (Multiple branches across the city) With over 150 years experience Lao Fengxiang, are the Chinese name with the most practice at making the most ornate pieces in silver and now gold too.
- Xintiandi Lanes: (Xintiandi) A relatively new complex of many vendors selling almost anything you could need, want or think of. Don't forget to haggle.
Below we have a list of things to do in Shanghai and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Shanghai getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Shanghai with confidence.