Shanghai Best Attractionsdiscover the various best Attractions in Shanghai

Last Update: 12th November 2019


What are the Shanghai Best Attractions?
As one of the national historical and cultural cities in China, Shanghai is also the most international city around the country. It offers the old historical and cultural spots as well as modern skyscrapers to explore. Let’s see what are the best attractions in Shanghai.

Shanghai Best Attractions

  • The Bund

Lying along the west bank of the Huangpu River, the Bund is the location where the Bund International Architecture Exhibition is situated. As representative buildings, they have witnessed the history of Shanghai from the late Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912) to now. During the sunset and at night, you could walk along the Bund, blow the wind from the river and appreciate the stunning views.

  • Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road will lead you to the Bund. You will find old-fashioned telephone booths, and exquisite street lamps are great backgrounds for photographing on the road. The West Nanjing Road features the best shopping malls in Shanghai while on the East Nanjing Road, you could find cost-effective items. In addition, Nanjing Road is a combination of more than 10 snacks from around the country.

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  • Shanghai French Concession
Featuring British neoclassical, Spanish, and French old buildings in the 1920s and the 1930s, Shanghai French Concession is always one of the most popular sights among locals and tourists. You could find creative fashion shops, interesting boutiques, light food restaurants, bars and cafes there. French phoenix trees on both sides of the street add more charm to the area.
  • Huangpu River
Huangpu River runs between the Bund and the Pudong Area where the modern skyscrapers stand. Yangpu and Nanpu Bridges lie over the river. You could explore the historical and cultural buildings at the west bank and the high-rises at the east bank just with your feet. Alternatively, you also can take a cruise at night on the river to admire them.
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
If you want to know some about the development history of Shanghai, the best spot is Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. At the center, you will see the old streets in the 1920s and 1930s. The old pictures tell you some significant stories in Shanghai. You’ll also know some ideas on the blueprint of Shanghai in 2020.
  • Yuyuan Old Street
If you’d like to enjoy the authentic local snacks during your stay in Shanghai, Yuyuan Old Street offers you a great chance. In addition, you will find the antique buildings in the Qing Dynasty and interesting handicrafts on the street. If you are interested in the classical Chinese buildings, it is suggested that you explore the Yu Garden.
  • M50 Creative Park
M50 Creative Park could offer you new ideas on art and photographing. Exciting graffiti there is one of the highlights. Artists concentrate on creating their own works at the studio. You will experience an obvious collision between fashion and tradition through their works.
  • Shanghai Tower
For now, Shanghai Tower is the tallest in Shanghai, offering the sightseeing hall on the 118th floor to visitors to appreciate the fascinating views of the skyline. The super high-speed lift will offer you an unforgettable experience during which you are transported to the height of 546 meters just within 60 seconds. Light shows put on at weekends and during the festivals are also amazing as well.
  • Shanghai Qibao Town
Originally built in the North Song Dynasty (960 – 1127), Shanghai Qibao Town features old classical Chinese buildings on the old street as well as a Catholic church. You will find the classical Chinese paintings, old theaters, a good colored glaze workshop and interesting handicrafts there. In addition, the town with tens of delicious local snacks is a paradise for foodies.
  • Xujiahui Catholic Church
Designed by W. M. Dowdall, Xujiahui Catholic Church features a mediaeval Gothic style. Red bricks and white stone pillars make for great views. Two Gothic bell towers on the top of the main hall stand out in the surroundings. The pictures on the 13 small altars and the stained glass present the meaningful stories of Jesus Christ and the Bible.
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town
Zhujiajiao Water Town is divided into several parts by rivers. Lined with old classical Chinese buildings, nearly 30 old lanes make for a perplexing maze. Buddhist and Taoist temples and churches show their own charm in the town. In addition, traditional boats and old stone bridges over the river add more beauty to the town.



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