Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Shanghai is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Shanghai a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Shanghai.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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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Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The ancient history of China can be witnessed in all its glory in the Old City of Shanghai. This part of the city has its roots in archaic Chinese history and is the oldest part of the city. Even to this day, the circular shape of the original Old City is maintained. Although much of the walls that circumvented the Old City have been brought down o...
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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...
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Building 5-9, Lane 120, Maoming Bei Lu, near Weihai Lu, Jingan District, Shanghai
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Everyone who has even the most basic historical knowledge will recognize Mao Zedong. The communist leader had visited Shanghai on numerous occasions and hence, his small residence on Maoming Lu is today a popular tourist destination.
This former residence is the only one open to the public and is mostly frequented by Chinese nationals or people wit...
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1686 Nanjing West Rd, Jing'an, Shanghai, China
07:30 am - 05:00 pm
Located on the West Nanjing Road in the Jing’an District, the name of this temple literally translates to Temple of Peace and Tranquility.
The original temple was constructed in 247 AD during the Period of the Three Kingdoms under the commission of the Wu Dynasty. In 1216, the Buddhist temple was relocated to its current location by the ruler...
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No.2853 Longhua Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
07:00 am - 04:30 pm
This pagoda is considered to be a part of the Longhua Temple and is one of the most beautiful and imposing structures in the area.
One of the 16 pagodas that are located in Shanghai, the Longhua Pagoda is the most famous and well maintained among them all. The floor layout follows an octagonal plan and each of the seven storeys decrease in size fro...
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2853 Longhua Rd, Xuhui, Shanghai, China
07:00 am - 04:30 pm
The Longhua Temple can be considered to be the main tourist attraction in the Longhua Tourist City. This temple is a shining example of the style of architecture that rose to prominence under the Long Dynasty and the construction of the temple reflects the sensibilities of the Buddhist Chan sect.
Being one of the largest temples in the city, the Lo...
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158 Puxi Rd, Xuhui, Shanghai, China
06:00 am - 06:00 pm
Contrary to popular belief, there was and is a significant Christian influence in China. This influence manifests itself in Shanghai in the form of the St. Ignatius Cathedral. Located in Puxi Road, in Xujiahui in the Xuhui District, this church is famed for attracting over two thousand worshippers on every Sunday.
Built by French Jesuit monk and mi...