What are the Things To Do In Shanghai at Night?
Shanghai is known as a ‘city that never sleeps’ and offers many options for visitors at all hours of the day (and night!). The night life in Shanghai is very colorful and offers a range of shows as well as other attractions. Let’s see what are the best things to do in Shanghai at night.
Acclaimed as “No. 1 Commercial Street in China”, Nanjing Road is lined with tens of Shanghai’s time-honored brands. It offers more than 700 international brands to explore. The old buildings in classical Chinese style and European style there witness the history of Shanghai. The colorful lights at night make for much more amazing views to enjoy.
The Bund is one of the most popular spots in Shanghai at night. Bund International Architecture Exhibition shows their beauty from another angle in the colorful light at night. It is home to tens of luxury hotels transformed from the old classical buildings, including Shanghai Fairmont Peace Hotel, etc.
Best time to enjoy the Li River Cruise?
It is safer to enjoy the cruise from October to March and in May, July and August as it rains a little in Yangshuo.
How to get to the Li River Cruise?
There is no direct bus from Guilin city to the pier in Guilin. The only option is to rent a vehicle to the pier (the pier for the 3-star cruise is called Mopanshan Pier and the pier for the 4-star and 4.5-star cruises is Zhujiang Pier). For the private rafting, there are piers in Yangdi and Xingping.
Additional Li River Cruise Advice
- As at 4th October 2020, the return cruise from Yangshuo to Yangdi is available & operating. It typically operates between April to October. The same applies for the Yangshuo to Guilin return cruises.
- There are one or two vegetarian dish options on the 4-star and 4.5-star boats. If you are vegetarian, it is suggested that you have lunch at the very first beginning as some meat may drop into the vegetables when other passengers pick it.
- There is a security check at the pier just like that at the airport. It is recommended that you arrive at the pier 30 minutes at least in advance.
- All types of tickets on the 4-star and 4.5 star boats are capped with the same pricing due to the accounting reason. But the actual pricing is higher than that on the ticket.
- For the Private Li River Cruise Rafts, persons over 65 years of age and under 120 cms tall are not permitted on-board.
Yuyuan Old Street
Yuyuan Old Street offers great night views. The old buildings with exquisite windows and doors there in the golden light are a feast for eyes. It offers authentic local snacks to try. The street presents a traditional Chinese atmosphere at night. It is a paradise for photographers and foodies.
Called “the Mother River of Shanghai”, Huangpu River is 113 kilometers long in total. At night, Bund International Architecture Exhibition at the west bank and the modern skyscrapers make for striking contrast. The night cruise on the Huangpu River will offer you a great chance to explore the charm of the river.
Huaihai Road offers more than 400 shops to explore. The facade of the buildings with the interior layout exudes a strong urban-style cultural leisure atmosphere. At night, colorful neon lights decorate the entire street and the golden light at the shop window lets the items more attractive. In addition, French phoenix trees on both sides of the road add more charm to the road.
Xintiandi features Shanghai’s historical and cultural characteristics. The highlight there is Shikumen – a type of architecture combining the classical Chinese culture and the Western culture. If you are interested, you could explore one of the bars there to enrich your night life in Shanghai. The interior of the shops there has a modern decoration.
On fine days, the Suzhou River has gorgeous views to appreciate at night. Trees stand on either side of the river. At night, they become more beautiful in the colorful light. 5 bridges in different styles span over the river. And old buildings in varied styles in different ages are also the highlights there.
Shanghai Expo Park
If you enjoy a quiet environment at night, the Expo Park is a great choice. At night, the park is just dotted with a few visitors. You could hear the soft music in the park. The landmark – the Sunshine Valley features changing colors at night, making for amazing views.
Reed Flute Cave
Would you like to know why several former US presidents had spoken highly of the Reed Flute Cave after visiting it? It features its own unique charm, which some consider to be distinct from any other attractions in the world!
Elephant Trunk Hill
Have you visited a hill standing in the middle of a river in the center of a city before? How about one shapred like an Elephant? In Guilin, there is such a hill – the 300 million year old Elephant Trunk Hill. It looks just like an elephant drinking water from the Li River!