6 Shanghai Tourists Places in February

February is the month when Chinese people celebrate the Chinese New Year. Many Shanghainese usually buy necessities for this festival on Nanjing Road or the Shanghai Old Street, and these two Shanghai tourist places can best let you feel that jubilant vibe. Also, plum blossoms are in full bloom in February and you can enjoy them at the Century Park. For those who prefer the modern look of Shanghai, the Madame Tussauds and the Tianzifang are strongly recommended. To top it off, the panorama of the Huangpu River is a must for every tourist, and the Shanghai Tower can provide people with the best view.

As the most famous commercial pedestrian strip in this city, Nanjing Road is occupied with both high-end shopping malls and time-honored traditional stores. If you travel to Shanghai in February around Chinese New Year, you will find it extremely bustling. During the festival season, local people will come here to purchase candies, pastries and preserved foods. Tourists can also try authentic Shanghai specialties here, such as the smoked fish and the pork-stuffed mooncake. Also, don’t miss the night view here. Various buildings look fascinating in the colorful neon lights.

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If you can’t put up with the coldness of February on a windy day, why not visit this indoor tourist place in Shanghai China? Close by Nanjing Road, the Madame Tussauds let you easily meet the Hollywood stars like Nicole Kidman and Tome Cruise and the Chinese movie stars like Fan Bingbing and Liu Jialing. Moreover, your dream of being a star can be fulfilled here. As the lime lights start to shine, it’s time for you to walk through the red carpet and attend the film awards ceremony. Also, girls can become super models and know how it feels when strutting along the runway. Boys can see the wax figures of the Marvel Heroes here including the Green Giant, Iron Man and the Spider Man. In addition, the professional photographers can help you freeze the moment as you are interacting with Audrey Hepburn, Bruce Lee and Feng Xiaogang.

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What to do in Shanghai in February? Strolling around the Tianzifang area is a good idea. Here, the locally traditional Shikumen Residence and the modern galleries and boutiques share the same place. You can feast your eyes on various paintings, calligraphies, handicrafts and artworks amid the alleys. In addition to the tea set and silk, cotton and linen goods with Chinese style, exotic bars and cafes are also commonplace here. When you visit this Shanghai tourist place, it’s not a strange thing to hear Cantonese, English, Japanese and French from time to time. Also, it is a good place for gourmets to try fusion cuisine.

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As mentioned at the beginning, Shanghai Old Street is also a hot pick for Shanghainese to purchase Chinese New Year festival stuffs in February. The top reason is that it is where many century-old stores have gathered. The teahouses, restaurants, jewelry stores and clothes stores etc. all retain their original flavor or look from the last century. Likewise, tourists can feel the history of this street from the wooden lattice windows and the tilting eaves which represent the architecture style in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911).

Walk northeast for 500m (550yd) and you’ll arrive at the Yu Garden, another hot tourist place in Shanghai China in February because of its Lantern Show. The colorful lanterns in the shape of peaches, lotus blossoms, geese etc. are the very symbols of Chinese people’s wishes for the coming New Year. It’s recommended to come here in the evening after the lanterns are lit up.

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If you are looking for another indoor Shanghai tourist place to visit in February, go to the Shanghai Tower. As the highest skyscraper in China and the 2nd highest in the world, the Shanghai Tower can provide the perfect panorama of the Huangpu River, the Bund and the prosperous Lujiazui area. Its observatory deck is on the 546m (1,791ft) high F118, surrounded by the gigantic glass walls in all directions. In this way, tourists are able to enjoy a 360° bird's eye view. No matter the moving cars on the street or the traveling vessels on the river, all can be seen clearly. The night view is more attractive.

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February is the best month to enjoy the delicate plum blossoms and that’s why the Century Park is listed as a top thing to do in Shanghai in February. The red, pink, purple and white blossoms all over the park can surely lighten up your mood and let you forget the coldness. No wonder the sound of the camera shutter never ends here. Apart from the plum blossoms, the wintersweet and peach blossoms also show up, bringing light sweet fragrance to every tourist.

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- Last modified on Sep. 29, 2020 -
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