Shanghai Top Sights & Restaurants
The Bund or Waitan is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area centers on a section of Zhongshan Road within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River in the eastern part of Huangpu District.
Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai at Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi. It abuts the Yuyuan Tourist Mart, the Huxinting Teahouse and the Yu Garden Bazaar.
Jade Buddha Temple
The Jade Buddha Temple is a Buddhist temple in Shanghai. As with many modern Chinese Buddhist temples, the current temple draws from both the Pure Land and Chan traditions of Mahayana Buddhism. It was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Myanmar by sea.
Located in People Square Shanghai Museum is a large museum of ancient Chinese art. The eleven galleries cover most of the major categories of Chinese art: Ancient Bronze, Ancient Ceramics, Paintings, Calligraphy, Ancient Sculpture, Ancient Jade, Coins, Ming and Qing Furniture, Seals, and Minority Nationalities.
The Longhua Temple is a Buddhist temple dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha in Shanghai. Although most of the present day buildings date from later reconstructions, the temple preserves the architectural design of a Song dynasty monastery of the Chan School.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong New Area by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund, makes it a distinct landmark in the area. Its principal designers were Jiang Huan Chen, Lin Benlin, and Zhang Xiulin.
Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street
Nanjing Road is the main shopping streets of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets along with Bukit Bintang. The street is named after the city of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu neighbouring Shanghai. Today's Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West.
People’s Square is a major transport hub that draws visitors to Nanjing West Road, a main shopping street with malls offering local fashion and electronics, and food stalls selling kebabs and scallion pancakes. The area is known for landmarks like the Shanghai Museum, with calligraphy scrolls and bronze vessels, and the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Calm, leafy People’s Park is home to the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Tianzifang or Tianzi Fang is a touristic arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated traditional residential area in the French Concession area of Shanghai. It is now home to boutique shops, bars and restaurants.
Xujiahui Saint Ignatius Cathedral
St. Ignatius Cathedral, also known as the Xujiahui Cathedral, is a Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral, located in Xujiahui, Shanghai, China. Since 1960, St Ignatius has been the seat of the Bishop of Shanghai and the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shanghai.
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is a large museum in Pudong, Shanghai, close to Century Park, the largest park within the inner districts of the city. It is one of China's most-visited museums.
China Art Museum
The China Art Museum, also called the China Art Palace or its original name, Shanghai Art Museum, is a museum of modern Chinese art located in Pudong, Shanghai. The museum is housed in the former China Pavilion of Expo 2010. It is one of the largest art museums in Asia.
Shanghai Disney Resort Hotel
Shanghai Disneyland Park is a theme park located in Pudong, Shanghai, China, that is part of the Shanghai Disney Resort. The park is operated by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products and Shanghai Shendi Group, through a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and Shendi. Construction began on April 8, 2011.
Jin Mao Tower
The Jin Mao Tower, also known as the Jinmao Building or Jinmao Tower, is an 88-story landmark skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China. It is 420.5 metres tall and is one of the tallest buildings in the world.
Shanghai Natural History Museum
The Shanghai Natural History Museum is a museum dedicated to natural history in the city of Shanghai. It is one of the largest museums of natural sciences in China. Formerly housed in the Shanghai Cotton Exchange Building, the museum was moved to a purpose-built site in the Jing'an Sculpture Park in 2015.
Lujiazui is Shanghai’s glitzy financial district, known for futuristic skyscrapers like the Shanghai Tower, with its lofty observation deck, and the needle-like Oriental Pearl TV Tower, home to the Shanghai Municipal History Museum. The area is also noted for its luxe-hotel nightlife, with European fine dining, stylish bars and posh dance clubs offering panoramic views.
Preserved water town with stores, workshops, and an ancient temple.
Fuxing Park is located in the former French Concession of Shanghai, in Luwan District near Nanchang Road; the main entrance is at the cross street of Fuxingzhong Road and Chongqingnan Road. It was once the largest park in Shanghai. The park was laid out by the French in 1909.
Propaganda Poster Art Centre
Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center is a remarkable private museum and only one of this kind in China, dedicated to documenting the changes of modern China as depicted on thousands upon thousands of striking posters from 1910 to 1990.
Shanghai Circus World
The building has a distinctive architecture with a splendid golden vault. The advanced stage facilities, lighting and sound equipment enable it to be a comprehensive performance site, which holds domestic and international circus programs, acrobatics, singing and dancing performances.
Xintiandi is an affluent, car-free shopping and dining area in central Huangpu District. Known for it's preservation of old shíkùmén housing, most of which has been demolished in other parts of the city.
Shíkùmén Former French Concession
This area is unique due to its architecture and street style. The lòngtáng (alleyways) lined with traditional shíkùmén (stone-gate houses).
Take a ride in the Maglev train from Pudong Airport to the city center. At 431 kph, this air-conditioned, super-clean, magnetically-levitated train covers 30 km in only 8 minutes, though you hardly feel you're moving! The museum explains the history and engineering feat.