Shanghai, a vigorous and energetic international metropolis, welcomes people from all over the world to enjoy its special atmosphere. This modern metropolis with its rich heritage of ancient Chinese culture has much to see and do.
The Bund & Huangpu River
| Nanjing Road |
Nanjing Road is considered to be the 'No. 1 commercial street in China', which has been a landmark for this city for a long time. Along its 5.5 kilometers, you will find over 600 shops that on average are visited by some 1.7 million people each day. Here, you could purchase everything wanted, spanning from special and cheap souvenirs to the luxurious world famous brands.
| Yuyuan Garden |
Yuyuan Garden is the largest of Shanghai's ancient gardens with Ming and Qing architectural styles. The garden has six areas, each with its own style. The Grand Rockery, in the center of the Garden, is the most renowned sight. Near the garden, there is the Old City God Temple, where various of local snack shops and streets are scattered around.
| Jade Buddha Temple |
It is one of the most famous Buddhist shrines in the city. The White Jade Buddhas were brought here from Burma in the nineteenth century. One is seated while the other is in the recumbent position of Sakyamuni symbolizing the Buddha's attainment of enlightenment or nirvana. The temple also has some impressive images of the Heavenly Kings. Although many people come to worship each day and burn incense at this very holy and active shrine, visitors are welcome.
| Xin Tian Di |
If you want to experience the historical and cultural atmosphere of the city, Xin Tian Di is a wise choice. Composed of Shikumen and modern architectural style, now it has become a hot and fashionable pedestrian street in the center of the city. Actually, it stands for the popular and leisurely life style of this city's new generation. The outdoor cafés, bars and romantic restaurants can be seen everywhere.
Similar Attraction: Tianzifang
Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the modern symbol and must-see for a typical vacation in Shanghai. Standing beside the Huangpu River and opposite the Bund with a height of 468 meters (1536 feet), it is the tallest TV tower in Asia. This unusual structure that dominates the skyline is a great attraction to visitors. Moreover, World Financial Center, the highest multi-purpose skyscraper in the country, offers the full extent of Lujiazui and Puxi areas, attracting more and more visitors to appreciate the beautiful panorama of this modern city. Jin Mao Tower, located in the center of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Districts in Pudong, is the fourth tallest building of the world and the second tallest building of the country. The ingenious combination of the elements of traditional Chinese culture with the newest architectural styles of the time, make the tower one of the best-designed buildings.
Historical & Cultural Sites:
Located on the Longhua Road at the south of the city, Longhua Park is famous for the ancient Longhua Pagoda and Longhua Temple, the Evening Bell-Striking Ceremony and the peach blossoms. The visitor here having marveled at the city's modern architecture and historical sites will be further rewarded when going to see neighboring water towns like Zhujiajiao and Qibao Ancient Town. Here is another world where ancient houses huddle by the rivers running through the towns that with their flagstone-paved roads and typical local flavors will be sure to slow your pace as you savor their traditions.
Jewish Refugees Museum
Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen
Chinese Martial Arts Museum
China Tobacco Museum
Chen Yun Memorial Hall
Memorial Hall of Fushou Garden
Science and Technology Museum
Site of the First National Congress of the CPC
Soong Ching Ling Memorial Residence
Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
China Art Museum & Power Staion of Art
Natural Wild Insect Kingdom
Natural History Museum
More Museums in Shanghai
Shanghai Museum is a veritable treasure house of ancient Chinese art and houses 120,000 precious relics. Bronzes, pottery, paintings and calligraphies are distinctive features of the Museum's collection. Seen from above, the Museum resembles a large bronze mirror of the Han Dynasty (206BC -220). From the distance, it looks like a bronze Ding, an ancient cooking vessel that contains so many mementos of the 5,000-year-old history of Chinese civilization. If you are interested in visiting more museums, The Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China, The Former Residences of Sun Yat-sen, Song Qingling, Chen Yun Memorial Hall, The Memorial Hall of Fushou Garden, as well as some specilized museums, including Tobacco Museum, Automotive Museum, Science and Techology Museum and Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.
Religious Sites: Churches Mosques