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  • Jing'An Temple
  • Pearl Tower
  • People's Square
  • A week, a month, a year in Shanghai and you couldn't see all that the city has to offer! Ongoing events, rotating exhibits, and an ever-evolving city mean that every time you come to Shanghai you'll have new things to experience and new sites to soak in.

    Yu Gardens is arguable the most popular destination in Shanghai. This was once the center of the old fishing village that was Shanghai. Here you'd find the market, the entertainment center, the doctors, government and even the execution grounds. Everything was contained around the temple and gardens. Today you'll find shopping, cultural preservation and more shopping.

    Jin Mao Tower had become the antithesis of Yu Gardens, it represents the new of Shanghai. Located in Pudong, this massive tower holds the best view of Shanghai, and a glimpse into the future of the city, as the mega structures evolve around Jin Mao, and Pudong becomes a modern high-rise metropolis.

    People's Square is the heart of the city. Here you'll find the main roads merge into one park, a prime meeting location and one of the centers for shopping, dining and nightlife. Nanjing Road, an impressive show of modernity and capitalism, is the main attraction jetting off of Renmin Square.

    The world-famous Bund, located along the Huangpu River, offers the iconic view of Pudong and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. No trip to Shanghai is complete with the cliche picture in front of the tower on the Bund. Take a cruise down the Huangpu River, or slip across the murky waters in a local ferry.

    Experience the rich culture and religion of Shanghai by visiting the Jade Buddha Temple, Long Hua Temple and Xujiahui Cathedral. You can have your fortune read, your body blessed or worship a foreign god at the Christian cathedral.

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    Yu Gardens

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    Zhongshan South Road & Renmen Road

    Ming Dynasty gardens with a modern souvenir shopping mall surrounding the main pond... read more

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    Jin Mao Tower

    88 Century Boulevard

    An amazing piece of modern architecture... read more

    People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang)

    Renmin Boulevard

    Shanghai's Famous Civic Space... read more

    The BUND

    Zhongshan South Road & Nanjing Road

    Stake a boardwalk stroll along the Huangpu River, one of Shanghai's most famous sites... read more

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    Oriental Pearl TV Tower

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    1 Shiji Dadao
    Lu Jia Zui Road

    Shanghai's most famous landmark, the 1995 TV tower overlooking the Bund... read more

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    Long Hua Temple

    2853 Longhua Lu

    Prayer time... read more

    Nanjing Road

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    Nanjing Central Road

    Shanghai's only pedestrian walkway, lined with some of the biggest names in fashion, sports and eats... read more

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    Huangpu River Cruise

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    239 Second Eastern Zhong Shan Road
    (Exterior Zone, Eastern Jin Ling Road)

    Simply the best way to see the city at night, a cruise down Shanghai's Huangpu River... read more

    Jade Buddha Temple

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    Anyuan Lu 170
    Putuo (northwest Shanghai, west of Jiangning Lu, 6 long blocks north of Beijing Xi Lu)

    China's most renowned Buddhist Temple has survived since 1918... read more

    Xujiahui Tianzhutang (St. Ignatius Cathedral)

    Puxi Lu 158
    Xuhui (west side of Caoxi Bei Lu)

    Jesuit-opened St. Ignatius Church... read more

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    Grand Gateway (The)

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    Hongqiao Lu 1
    At Huashan Lu, Xuhui

    Shanghai's most happening mall, ideal for designer window shopping and people watching... read more

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    Renmin Park

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    231 Nanjing Road West

    Shanghai's Central Park, alive and bustling around the clock... read more

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    Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

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    Renmin Da Dao 100
    Huangpu (northeast of the Shanghai Museum; entrance on east side)

    The perfect place to grab a sneak peak at the government's plans for Shanghai's illustrious future... read more

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    Disc Go-Karting Club

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    809 Zaoyang Lu

    A go cart heaven with a bar close by for fuel and fun... read more

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    Shanghai Tattoo

    1 Maoming Nan Lu

    Popular tattoo parlor in central Shanghai... read more

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    403 Julu Lu

    A quaint boutique offering second-hand clothing...
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    Century Mart

    666 Tianyaoqiao Road

    A grocery and home furnishing outlet popular in Shanghai... read more

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    Trust Mart

    436 Lujiabang Road

    Grocery shopping option in Shanghai... read more

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    Lotus Center

    1126-1128 Yanggao Road

    A grocery shopping outlet in Shanghai with multiple locations... read more

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    Drum Tower

    2853 Longhua Road
    Longhua Temple and Park

    108 Buddhist Monks climb the drum tower at New Year's to ring in the new year... read more
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