As the liveliest city in the world’s fastest-changing nation, Shanghai is a thrilling, ever-morphing metropolis that is setting an example to the world. With its fusion of foreign and Chinese cultures, Shanghai is a good place to begin or end your China wanderings.
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Shanghai is in the middle of China’s eastern coastline. As the gateway to the Yangzi River (Chang Jiang) from the Pacific Ocean, it makes an ideal trading port for both domestic and international commerce.
- Chinese Name:上海
- Chinese Pinyin:Shang Hai
- Location:Eastern China
- Zip Code:200000
- Tel Code:(+86)021
- Time Zone:GMT+8
Shanghai Top Attractions
From the Bund, visitors can take in the renowned skyline of Shanghai across the water, featuring the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the World Financial Center, and the Jinmao Building.
Lies between the Bund and the Peoples Square, Nanjing Road is famed as “No I street in China”.
The Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden in south China, once famed as the “top beauty in southeast China”.
The Jade Buddha Temple is a Buddhist temple in Shanghai. These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 metres tall, 3 tonnes), and a smaller reclining Buddha representing Buddhas death.
The Shanghai Childrens Palace is a kind of spare school that provides after school education for gifted children. It is an interesting place to visit where you can enjoy great performances by kids.
Situated on the Peoples Square in the Huangpu District, the Shanghai Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art, houses more than 12,000 rare cultural pieces and several items of national importance, including one of three extant specimens of a "transparent" bronze mirror from the Han Dynasty.
With thousands years’ history, Chinese Acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts in China. There is no language barrier and cultural border. It started from Warring States Period (475 BC-221
As a key trading site for small wares and foreign trade, Shanghai Old Street also called "little eastern gate", witnessed the development of the city both in economy and society.
The Shanghai Oriental Pearl Television Tower stands at the heart of the Lujiazui financial district. With a height of 468m (1535ft), it is the world’s third tallest tower.
Located in the Nanjing Road business circle, Shanghai Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is the sixth museum of its kind in the world.
The New Skyground is an impressive pedestrian street and one of the major draws of Shanghai for its combination of the old and the new
Known as the “Venice in Shanghai”, it is a well-preserved waterside ancient town, rivers criss-crossing the village and hundreds of ancient buildings stand at the banks.
In Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop, you can see how silk is produced from the cocoons of silk worms, and turned into the beautiful fabric we all know and love.
The French Concession is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French, and remains one of the citys most celebrated strips. Visitors can easily spend hours wandering the narrow alleyways, recovering in one of the many cafes...
Located on Peoples Square, adjacent to the citys municipal government building, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center plays a key part in displaying the city, and it has become a place for the citizens to learn about the past of Shanghai and look into its future, and also a window for international communication.
The Shanghai World Financial Center opened in fall 2008, and has since become one of the most memorable components in the Shanghai skyline. It stands at 492m (1,615ft) tall and is a sophistic