Things To Do In Shanghai In August Visiting Shanghai In August and What to do!

Last Update: 16th November 2019
What are the 10 Best Things To Do In Shanghai In August?
Same as the weather in July, it is very hot in Shanghai in August. Shanghai, one of the most international cities in China is always endowed with strong economy with a variety of attractions to enjoy. Let’s take a quick look at the exciting things to do in Shanghai in August.

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Since the 1840s, the Bund has played a significant role in the economy and the history of Shanghai. There are 52 x European old buildings there have seen the changes of Shanghai. Modern buildings opposite the Bund such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower and the like reflect the good combination of the traditions and modernity in Shanghai. The Huangpu River acts as the boundary between them.
Are you curious about the local time-honored brands? Please explore Nanjing Road. It is a fusion of the international brands, old local brands and cuisine from the entire country and even all over the world. Shanghai Fairmont Peach Hotel gives out its own light on the road. It offers high-end luxury items as well as cost-effective and useful ones to you to choose from.
The tallest building in Shanghai – Shanghai Tower was completed in March, 2016. Located in Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone, the tower features the sightseeing hall on the 118th floor. The high-speed lift could take you to the hall in less than 60 seconds to appreciate the amazing panoramic views of the city. The best time to visit the tower is at night.
Modern and old buildings stand along the Huangpu River. You could just explore them on foot. Alternatively, you could take a cruise on the boat to admire modern and old traditional buildings along the river. In August, the best time to enjoy the cruise is at night as the buildings are decorated with colorful lights and it is cool at night on the river. Therefore, you could get a more comfortable experience at night.
If you love enjoying local snacks, Yuyuan Old Street in Shanghai offers you a chance. In addition, the buildings in the style of the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912) will take you back to the time. The Shanghai Temple of the Town God is close to the street as well. Yu Garden on the street is one of the highlights there. The handicrafts there show their attractions as well.
Located around 50 kilometers west of the Bund, Zhujiajiao Water Town features several rivers running through the town. Old buildings in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing Dynasties are well-preserved there. You could enjoy cruising on a traditional boat with a roof. The Jiangnan No. 1 Tea House there offers local tea, and classical live Chinese music to enjoy.
Xujiahui Catholic Church is one of the most important churches in Shanghai. With a medieval Gothic style, the church is a 5-storey structure with a height of 79 meters. In the middle of the main hall stands an exquisite round relief. The panoramic views of the ceiling of the main hall are spectacular.
M50 Creative Park is home to interesting artists’ studios, galleries and design companies. You could find fantastic or odd works in one of the studios. You may see some arts lovers creating their own graffiti on the wall. If interested, you could also make your own graffiti there. The park is a paradise for artists and photographers.
The Shanghai French Concession is a historical zone in Shanghai. The European buildings there are the former residence of the late Chinese celebrities who played vital roles in the history of China. French phoenix trees add more beauty to the concession. What’s more, you will find cafes, bars and restaurants there.
Well-known for its steamed buns stuffed with fresh meat, Nanxiang Ancient Town is more than 1,500 years old. It features a brick pagoda originally built in the Five Dynasties (907 – 960) . Tan Garden – one private garden in the Ming Dynasty, Guyi Garden – one of the five classical gardens in Shanghai, and Nanxiang Temple are some of the highlights in the town. In addition, the local food is delicious as well.



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