Shanghai Top Attractions – discover the top Attractions throughout Shanghai
Last Update: 12th November 2019
What are the Shanghai Top Attractions?
Shanghai is a historical and cultural city in China, offering a variety of sights to explore. You may wonder what are the top attractions in Shanghai? Follow us and you will know some about them.
Shanghai Top Attractions
- Shanghai French Concession
In the 1920s and the 1930s, Shanghai French Concession was the best and the residential quarter in Shanghai. French phoenix trees there have witnessed the change of the concession. Old British neoclassical, Spanish and French buildings are transformed into various types of cafes, bookstors, bars and creative handicraft shops.
- The Bund
If you want to experience the collision of the modernity and traditions of the buildings at one spot in Shanghai, the Bund is the spot. It lies at the west bank of Huangpu River. Tens of well-preserved European old buildings stand at the Bund, seeing the time pass by. Some of them are now luxury hotels with modern or retro decorations. Opposite the Bund are modern skyscrapers.
- Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road is 5.5 x kilometers long in total. It is home to local time-honored brands for more than 100 years. You could visit the top international luxury stores on West Nanjing Road or just walk around East Nanjing Road where you will find cost-effective items to get what you love. The classical retro telephone booths, and street lamps there could take you back to the 1920s Shanghai.
- Huangpu River
Huangpu River runs by the Bund and the Pudong New Area. Along the bank stand the highlights of the cityscape in Shanghai. You could just walk around the Bund or Binjiang Avenue to experience the beauty along the river. Or you could take a cruise on the river in the daytime or at night.
- Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Tower is acclaimed the best spot to enjoy the panoramic views and the stunning skyline of Shanghai. The 118th Sightseeing hall offers a great chance to do it at night. In addition, at weekends, festivals or other significant days in Shanghai, the tower offers amazing light shows to appreciate.
- Yuyuan Old Street
If you have strong interest in local snacks, the Yuyuan Old Street is one of the best spots in Shanghai. It features local time-honored brands as well. The renovated classical Chinese buildings are a feast for eyes and good materials for photographing. In addition, if interested, you could visit the nearby Yu Garden and Shanghai Temple of the Old Town.
- Shanghai Acrobatics Show
If you love to admire the thrilling acrobatic show to enrich your stay during Shanghai, it is recommended that you enjoy it at at Shanghai Circus World (上海马戏城), Shanghai Huxi Grand Theatre (上海沪西大剧院), or Shanghai Center Theatre (上海商城剧院). The shows at the three spots are performed by the nationwide famous Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe.
- Xujiahui Catholic Church
Xujiahui Catholic Church offers a style of Medieval Gothic style. The interior decoration is not that complicated as that in Europe. But it is also stunning. At workdays, there are regular Masses at the church every day. It is opened to non-Catholics. Two Gothic bell towers on the top of the main hall are one of the highlights.
- Shanghai Qibao Town
Metro Line 9 will take you to Shanghai Qibao Town from the City of Shanghai. On the square of the Old Archway, you will see many locals having fun. One river runs through the town. If interested, you could enjoy a cruise at the black-awning boat on the river. In addition, you could also find local classical Chinese buildings there to visit.
- Zhujiajiao Water Town
Zhujiajiao Water Town is a historical and cultural town in Shanghai Region. It is endowed with not only old Chinese buildings but also Taoist and Buddhist temples, as well as churches. On the lunar July 7th, you could be able to watch local festival of Shaking Clipper Ships, and other festive activities.
- Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
If you are interested in the development of Shanghai and want to know some about the urban planning of the city, you could visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. The center offers you a great chance to get acquainted with the past, the present and the future of Shanghai. You will know the changes of the city through the exhibits and miniatures of the landmarks in Shanghai.
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