Shanghai is a bustling city whose attractions abound in their entertainment, modern and historical quotient. The city will leave an indelible impression on your mind with its plethora of attractive venues and roads such as Nanjing Road, The Bund, Xintiandi, The Peoples Square, amongst many others. For people who want to get introduced to the quintessential traditional Shanghai should visit Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, Qibao Ancient Town, Jingan Temple, Longhua Pagoda and Longhua Temple. Shanghai’s modernity peeps through many attractions such as Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and Lupu Bridge. For people who wish to enrich themselves with Shanghai’s history and contemporary life should visit an array of museums such as Shanghai Museum, Science And Technology Museum, Shanghai Glass museum and Chenshan Botanic Gardens. Entertainment options in shanghai include a visit to Sheshan National Holiday Resort, Longhua Tourist City, Cheng Huang Miao and The Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. With these and many other attractions, Shanghai welcomes tourists from all over the world.
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#1 of 98 Things to do in Shanghai | Added 30687 times in trip plans
Bar, Food And Drinks, Casino, Club, Restaurant, Market, Shopping Center, Family ...
Nanjing Road Pedestrian St, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
This is probably the most famous area in Shanghai. Being one of the busiest shopping streets in the country is certainly something to boast of but this area in Shanghai is also considered to be one of the busiest shopping areas in the entire world.
Nanjing Road is divided into two main areas; these areas include Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road W...
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Art And Culture, Waterfront, Walking Area, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Arc...
Zhongshan East 1st Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
The namesake of this waterfront area is derived from the Persian and Hindustani word, Band. The word literally translates to dam, embankment or levee. Located in the eastern part of the Huangpu District on Zhongshan Road, the Bund basically refers to a number of wharves and buildings that are situated along the Huangpu River.
One of the most promin...
#3 of 98 Things to do in Shanghai | Added 27996 times in trip plans
Landmark, Food And Drinks, Theatre, Square, Family And Kids, Streets
Wusheng Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
This area can be considered to be one of the main city centers of Shanghai. Often compared to Times Square, one can find huge crowds in this location throughout the day. Placed adjacent to Nanjing Road in the Huangpu District, this place is famous for obvious reasons.
Built on the site of a former horse racing track, this public square is home to t...
#4 of 98 Things to do in Shanghai | Added 25772 times in trip plans
Walking Area, Restaurant, Family And Kids, Streets
123弄 Xingye Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
This area is regarded as one of the most affluent locales in Shanghai. Being a car-free zone, people can spend a lot of time walking in the streets.
The streets here are lined with designer boutiques, famous restaurants and entertainment options. Do expect to spend a considerable amount of money when shopping in this area. The characteristic featur...
#5 of 98 Things to do in Shanghai | Added 26764 times in trip plans
Hotel, Landmark, Observatory, Restaurant, Shopping Center, Family And Kids, Towe...
1号 Century Ave, Pudong, Shanghai, China
08:00 am - 09:30 pm
This tower held the position of the tallest structure in China till 2007 before it was overtaken by the Jin Mao Tower and the SFWC tower. The function of the tower serves as a Radio and Television broadcast tower but has become a landmark location in the city.
The tower has eleven spheres and fifteen observatory towers. The tower comprises a shoppi...
#6 of 98 Things to do in Shanghai | Added 26543 times in trip plans
Garden, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Architecture
218号 Anren St, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
The Yuyuan Garden or the Yu Garden is another commonly frequented tourist destination in Shanghai. Situated in the northeastern part of the ‘Old City’, this garden attracts a lot of foreign tourists on an annual basis.
The history connected with the construction of this garden is quite bittersweet in nature. Built in 1577, this garden t...
#7 of 98 Things to do in Shanghai | Added 25275 times in trip plans
Hotel, Landmark, View Point, Observatory, Shopping Center, Family And Kids, Arch...
No.100, Century Ave., Pudong New Area, Shanghai China
08:00 am - 10:00 pm
This is one of the most iconic images of modernist China. Being a symbol of the prosperity and technological superiority of Shanghai, this one hundred one storey skyscraper was the second tallest building in the world at the time of its construction.
Located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, this multiuse skyscraper holds massive respect and quit...
#8 of 98 Things to do in Shanghai | Added 22567 times in trip plans
Art Museum, Art Gallery, Family And Kids, Architecture , Sculpture
No 201, Ren Min Da Dao, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, P.R.CHINA
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Shanghai Museum is only one of the main attractions that people can view in the Peoples Square. The foundations of this museum were laid in 1952 and it has predominantly remained an art museum.
The architecture of the museum building is built with strict accordance to Chinese perception and philosophies. Local architect Xing Tonghe designed the...
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Religious Site, Temple, Landmark, Family And Kids
170号 Anyuan Rd, Jing'an, Shanghai, China
08:00 am - 04:30 pm
As is common knowledge, the primary religion that is practiced by the people of China is Buddhism. This temple is unique as it is one of the modern Buddhist temples. The temple exhibits influences from both the Chan and Pure Land philosophies and traditions that are associated with Mahayana Buddhism.
Established in 1882, the name of the temple is a...
#10 of 98 Things to do in Shanghai | Added 21349 times in trip plans
Hotel, Landmark, View Point, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture
8F, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200121, China
08:30 am - 10:00 pm
Before the more recent skyscrapers had been built in Shanghai, this tower was a landmark for the city. This eighty eight storey tower is also located in the Pudong district and is a stone’s throw away from the SWFC. The Jin Mao Tower is the fifth tallest building in the world by height and the also the seventh tallest building in terms of pin...
#11 of 98 Things to do in Shanghai | Added 12868 times in trip plans
Bridge, Family And Kids, Lake, Boating, Old Town
No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
This locality is affectionately referred to as the Venice of Shanghai. This suburb is a water town which has a rich and vibrant history that dates back over 1700 years. Zhujiajiao is not only famous in Shanghai but is also one of the most popular tourist destinations throughout China.
Surrounded by lakes and mountains, this small town covers around...
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Science Museum, Family And Kids
2000 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
09:00 am - 05:15 pm
This large museum is located in the Pudong area in Shanghai and is the largest park located inside the inner districts of this majestic city. Covering a floor space of ninety eight thousand square meters, this museum attracts more than three million tourists on an annual basis.
You can rest assured that the sights you will see in this museum will l...
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Waterfront, River, Family And Kids, Cruise
153 or 291Zhongshan Dong Er Lu (Zhongshan East2nd Rd), Shanghai, China
10:00 am - 09:00 pm
The Huangpu River flows through the heart of the city of Shanghai. It is also a much frequented waterway. There are numerous river cruises that can be availed by tourists.
Being the longest river in Shanghai and the last and most important tributary of the Yangtze River, this waterway is extremely important for the city and the country. Normally, t...
#14 of 98 Things to do in Shanghai | Added 7735 times in trip plans
Museum, Bowling Alley, Performance, Family And Kids, Exhibition
Bldg 8, 685 Changjiang Xi Lu, near Gangsi Lu, Boashan District
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
The Shanghai Glass Museum is one of the most innovative and modern museums in Shanghai. There are numerous attractions that draw people to this museum. Chief among them are the temporary exhibits, the most popular among them which is on display now is the exhibit called “Keep it Glassy”.
Another exciting part of the museum is the glass ...
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Art And Culture, Family And Kids, Town, Old Town
Minzhu Road, Minhang, Shanghai, China
The word Qibao literally translates to ‘seven treasures’. This town located in the Minhang district of Shanghai is an ancient part of the city, the origins of which can be traced as far back as the ‘Five Dynasties and Ten kingdoms Period’.
This town is especially well known for its own brand of food involving crickets, a spe...