Shanghai Attractions

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.

Yu Gardens

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Zhongshan South Road & Renmen Road

Ming Dynasty gardens with a modern souvenir shopping mall surrounding the main pond...
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Jin Mao Tower

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88 Century Boulevard

An amazing piece of modern architecture...
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People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang)

Renmin Boulevard

Shanghai's Famous Civic Space...
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The BUND

Zhongshan South Road & Nanjing Road

Stake a boardwalk stroll along the Huangpu River, one of Shanghai's most famous sites...
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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...
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Long Hua Temple

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2853 Longhua Lu

Prayer time...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Xujiahui Tianzhutang (St. Ignatius Cathedral)

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

Jesuit-opened St. Ignatius Church...
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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...
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Renmin Park

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231 Nanjing Road West

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

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1 Maoming Nan Lu

Popular tattoo parlor in central Shanghai...
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Glorybox

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403 Julu Lu

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

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666 Tianyaoqiao Road

A grocery and home furnishing outlet popular in Shanghai...
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Trust Mart

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436 Lujiabang Road

Grocery shopping option in Shanghai...
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Lotus Center

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1126-1128 Yanggao Road

A grocery shopping outlet in Shanghai with multiple locations...
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Drum Tower

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2853 Longhua Road
Longhua Temple and Park

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