Top 10 Things to Do in Shanghai

As the earliest city in China in contact with the outside world, Shanghai has always been a representative of the prosperous cities in China and is known as the “capital of the magic city”. These attractions are the essence of Shanghai's cities and are suitable for visitors who want to “punch” their sights for the first time.
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Shanghai is known as the “magic town” and has always been a representative of the prosperous cities in China. Based on the travel data of Malaysian cellular users, the following are the most popular 10 Shanghai attractions. These attractions are the essence of Shanghai's city and are suitable for visitors who want to visit the card for the first time.

Shanghai's convenient public transportation can ensure that tourists can easily visit various places in the city. Centered along the outer beach, visitors can visit Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Lujiazui, Chenghuang Temple, People’s Square and other Shanghai attractions. Disneyland is far away from the urban area and has a large passenger flow. It is best to play one day alone.

The Bund

The Bund is the starting point of the modern Shanghai city and also contains the essence of the entire city. Since Kaifeng (Commercial Trading) opened in Shanghai in 1843, it has become the most prosperous area in the entire city. Along the wide Huangpu River, the 100-year-old building on the Bund side of the world and the new urban counterpart on the other side of the Lujiazui shine in one another. In the twinkling of an eye, it shows Shanghai’s past and prosperity.

Picture: The Lujiazui landscape seen on the Bund. By Sarah 小晨

Recommended tour

Walk the Bund

Most tourists will choose to enjoy the scenery on the Bund side, because this side can photograph the skyscrapers on the other side of the Lujiazui row, as well as the Bund's landmark viewing area.

Ferry Night Tour

There are two kinds of ferries on the Bund, one is the cross-river ferry from the Bund to and from the Lujiazui across the bank, and the other is an hour-long tourist sightseeing ferry.

Cross-river ferry: Cross-river ferry tickets are purchased from Jinling Dongdu Pier on the Bund. The ticket price is 2 yuan. It takes about 10 minutes and takes visitors to Lujiazui on the other side of the river.

Sightseeing Ferry: Sightseeing Ferry tickets are purchased from the Shiliupu terminal on the Bund. Tickets range from RMB 80-150. The difference is whether or not the area contains meals and viewing seats.

Observation deck overlooking

In Lujiazui, there are many skyscrapers with viewing platforms. These observation decks are generally located at a height of 100 meters and can overlook the Bund from a height. Skyscrapers with observation decks include  Oriental Pearl, Shanghai Jinmao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, and Shanghai Center Tower . The highest observation deck is located in the Shanghai Center Tower, 546 meters high. Shanghai Jinmao Tower has an outdoor skywalk at 340 meters, and an outdoor 100 meters altitude sits on the edge of a skyscraper. It must be an unforgettable experience.

Terrace restaurant, bar

There are many high-end restaurants and bars on the top of the European-style building on the Bund side. These places are the best places to stay away from crowds of people. At the same time, they create a wonderful area for you to enjoy the view of Lujiazui. The price of the restaurant is very high, and the per capita RMB is 300+.

Popular Terrace Restaurant

  • New Heights New View (Western Restaurant)
  • House of Roosevelt (Grill Restaurant)
  • M ON THE BUND (mainly European cuisine)
  • deCanto (Italian restaurant)
  • Bar Rouge (Patio Bar)

Around the road

The Bund is within walking distance to Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Chenghuang Temple, Yu Garden and other attractions. You can also take a trip to Lujiazui's Shanghai Disney flagship store, even if it is not to Disneyland, you can also buy a genuine Disney souvenir here.

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The Bund

The Bund is located on the banks of the Huangpu River in Huangpu District in the center of Shanghai and is one of the most symbolic landmarks in Shanghai. It is 1.5 kilometers long and is a walk from south to north. On the left hand side is the wide Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu. There are dozens of foreign buildings of different styles lined up on the roadside. On the right hand side is Shanghai’s Mother River—Huangpu River, with a large wheel on the river. On the other side of the river stands the skyscrapers of the Oriental Pearl Tower, Jinmao Tower, the World Financial Center, and the Shanghai Center Tower. At night, the two sides of the Pujiang River are neon, and it is suitable for strolling with the lover on the Bund, feeling the charm and romance of “Never Sleeping City”, and the summer breeze of the Bund is a good place for enjoying the cool weather.

Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street

Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street is next to the Bund and is Shanghai's most prosperous and most visited commercial street. Pedestrian Street West People's Square , east to the Shanghai Bund . The 1.2-kilometer distance brings together Shanghai's 100-year-old restaurants, shops, and major contemporary brands. Even if it is an "old" or "tourist" commercial street, Nanjing Road is still worth a shopping enthusiast.

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Visitors here can go to Asia's largest MM bean flagship store , you can also buy some Shanghai specialty products in the 100-year-old Shanghai Food Shop . The new and old settlements in Shanghai's bustling cities have been displayed in this shopping street that has passed through the years, waiting for your discovery.

Old restaurant

  • The first food shop (special snacks)
  • Shen Dacheng (local cuisine)
  • Taikang Food (fresh moon cake, old yoghurt)
  • Old half vegetarian (saury)
  • Shu Caiji (salted paella, fried)

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Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street

One of the top ten famous pedestrian streets in the country is the first commercial street established after the opening of Shanghai. It is a gathering place for department stores. It has a complete catalog of commodities and is a paradise for shoppers. Creative city sculptures can be seen everywhere, and there are plenty of chairs for visitors to sit in the middle of the street. The literary and artistic atmosphere is full. On the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, you can see the shuttle bus between the old and the smaller trams. It is very old Shanghai and you can try it out. Tips: The ticket price is RMB 5 and the journey takes about 8 minutes.

Shanghai Disneyland

Photo: Disneyland Castle. By 希..❤

As the first super popular amusement park in Mainland China, Shanghai Disney has set off a wave of paradise in China. This dreaming world is now open at home. The park not only retains the classic fairy tale style, but also incorporates more Chinese elements. The Chinese Princess Mulan floats, Zodiac commemorative walls and garden-style Man Yue Xuan restaurants are all unique here. Most of the projects in the park are tailor-made, but unique to Shanghai Disney.

Recommended play time

Shanghai Disney opened more than a year, but it is still popular. Compared to the week, passenger flow was the lowest on Wednesdays and Thursdays. It is best to avoid statutory holidays such as the Eleventh Festival. During the holiday season, not only tourists surge, but also tickets may not be purchased because the ticket is sold out on the same day.

ticket price

Tickets are divided into two types: flat ticket and peak daily ticket. Weekday tickets apply Monday to Friday. Peak day tickets are available for weekends, holidays, and summer holidays (July-August).

Two-day visitors can buy a two-day ticket and the price is 5% off on a two-day ticket.

Discount ticket application

Seniors: Over 65 years old
Children: Height 1-1.4 meters (inclusive)
Visitors with disabilities: Proof of disability required
Infants: 1 meter or less

Business hours

From 9:00 to 20:00 in the
summer and 11 in the peak season, the closed park will be postponed to 22:00. Specific business hours on the day visitors can refer to Paradise official website.

Shanghai Disneyland official website entrance **

Way of arrival

The easiest way is to take the Metro Line 11 and take   a five minute walk from Disney Station to Disneyland. It should be noted that the final time at the Disney station is 22:30.

The park also has a shuttle bus at the Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, Hongqiao Junction Station and Pudong Airport . Visitors can directly take the train, take the plane and take the express train to Disneyland.

Popular items

Most of these hot items are queued for more than one hour, and the waiting time for departmental projects even exceeds two hours. If visitor time is preferred, consider playing with these popular items first.

Create a speed light: The world's first launch of a catapulted roller coaster, integrated into the film elements of “Creation War”.
Pirates of the Caribbean - The battle for sinking treasure: An adventure project that incorporates the world's top shipborne systems is like entering the battle of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Soar · Leap Horizon: An immersive 4D flight theater.
Seven dwarf carts: A family roller coaster project where the body oscillates along the track.
Thunder Mountain rafting: rapid flow, will splash wet clothing, hot summer games.

Must-see show:

Mickey's Fairy Tales (Day Parade)
Lights on the Dream: The Phantom Show (Night Fireworks)

Paradise time-saving techniques, please refer to Ma honeycomb on the official Raiders

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

The Oriental Pearl Tower is a landmark building on the Bund. This tower, built in the 1990s, was crowned “the tallest building in Asia” at a height of 468 meters. Although it has long been overtaken by high-rises that have been picked up by Lujiazui, it is still a symbol of the new century in Shanghai, confirming this new era.

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Tower main exhibition area

Oriental Pearl's main exhibition is divided into four parts: the tower bottom exhibition area, the ball exhibition area, the ball exhibition area and the top exhibition area.

Tadi Exhibition Area: Shanghai City History Development Exhibition Hall where visitors can learn about the history of Shanghai's development.

Under the ball area: (78-95 meters) With a 240-degree ring-theatre theater and a ground effect, experience a VR roller coaster at a height of 95 meters.

On the ball area: (259-263 meters) The main sightseeing layer, with a transparent vacant corridor and a sightseeing platform overlooking the Bund.

Figure: The glass corridor overlooks down. By O walk the world O

Top exhibition area: (351 meters) Oriental Pearl Highest sightseeing area, dressed up as a space world as a whole, visitors seem to look out from the spaceship to the bustling scenery of the Bund.


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Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Adjacent to the Huangpu River and across the river from the Bund, it is one of Shanghai's iconic cultural landscapes. Urban tourism, fashion restaurants, shopping and entertainment, historical display, Pujiang tours, exhibitions and other multi-functional performance in one, is the country's first batch of 5A-level tourist attractions. 467.9 meters high, 11 balls from top to bottom in series. The revolving restaurant located in the 267-meter sphere is a great place to enjoy 360 degree views of Shanghai's night scene. At 259 meters, it is an empty sightseeing gallery. The passage is made of steel structure with glass floor and wall, overlooking the Huangpu River and Lujiazui. Tips: The cruise ship dock is adjacent to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, opposite the famous Waibaidu Bridge. The existing three cruise ships - Oriental Pearl, Oriental Pearl No. 2 and Zhonghua No., operate on the "Oriental Pearl Cruise Terminal - Fair Road - Xinkaihe" route.

City God Temple

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Every time people talk about Chenghuang Temple, it often refers to the area around it. This area is a famous old city in Shanghai and is a good place to experience Chinese classical culture in modern Shanghai.

The 100-year-old temples and gardens are decorated with antiques. The food street in front of the Chenghuang Temple can also taste authentic Shanghai snacks such as Nanxiang Dumplings . The Jiuqu Bridge of the Chenghuang Temple is the center of the Old Street, and is also a great location to capture the views of ancient stone bridges and traditional temples.

Photo: Shanghai Jianbao. By Aziznan

During the Lantern Festival, the Chenghuang Temple will also be full of lanterns, put on a variety of large lanterns to welcome tourists around. Walking in the bustling city in the "old city" can only feel the traditional customs of a folk custom.

Photo: Brightly illuminated City God Temple. Baby Baby

Old Town Temple Tourist Area

The Chenghuang Temple Tourist Area contains a large area of ​​the Old City Temple, Yu Garden, shopping and gourmet food, and is a must for many people to visit Shanghai. "Yuyuan Garden" and "Old City Temple" are private gardens and Taoist Taoist temples of the Ming Dynasty. Tickets need to be purchased for excursions. Other areas include the Jiuqu Bridge and the Huxin Pavilion, which are all open attractions. Pedestrians crossing the temple outside the street, a dazzling snack bar, particularly busy. There are also shopping malls and old goldsmiths' shops, and it is also a good choice to shop for local souvenirs in Shanghai. For the first visit to Shanghai, the City God Temple Fair is the first window to learn about Shanghai. It can fully appreciate Shanghai's history, architecture, culture, customs, traditions and taste authentic Shanghai snacks. When night falls, the entire pedestrian street will become even more magnificent. You must not miss photography if you like photography.


Tian Zifang has been red for many years. Here is an old alley of petty bourgeoisie. All kinds of exquisite cafes, hand-operated shops, hidden creative food restaurant in the alley, so that a memory full of old alley is full of petty sense.

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There is no main street in Tianzifang, and a number of alleys interspersed among them constitute the main body of Tian Zifang. Every street is worth savoring visitors, not only because of the traditional living style of the old Shanghainese, but also with many exquisite cafes and popular gift shops.

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Developed from the most characteristic Shikumen Lane in Shanghai, it is located in Puxi and is one of the most petty assets. The name is the nickname of the painter Huang Yongyu, and the young man of personality and literary spirit arrived in Shanghai for the first time to experience the distinctive personality of Tian Zifang. Walking in Tianzifang, walking around in a labyrinth of alleys, characteristic shops and art workshops inadvertently jumped into sight. From teahouses, open-air restaurants, open-air cafés, galleries, home furnishings to handicrafts, and many well-known creative studios in Shanghai.


Like its name, Xintiandi is a fashionable and trendy street in Shanghai. The entire area is based on the old Shanghai Shikumen building, incorporating western elements and carefully creating a modern, cosmopolitan neighborhood.

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There is a gourmet restaurant, a unique style of coffee shop, boutique galleries and a variety of high-end fashion brands. The more international environment is also favored by European and American tourists. Xintiandi is also a well-known nightlife district in Shanghai. There are a variety of bars, even after nightfall.

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Shanghai Xintiandi

Xintiandi is based on Shanghai's unique old Shikumen building area. It is an urban tourist attraction with Shanghai's historical and cultural features and a fusion of Chinese and Western culture. Divided into Beili and Nanli, Beili is made up of many old Shikumen houses and there are several high-level consumer places and restaurants. Nanli is dominated by modern architecture and supplemented by Shikumen old buildings. It has established a number of specialty shops, young people's fashion boutiques, and fashion accessories stores. In addition to the internationally renowned brand outdoor, there are many new Asian designer brands that have attracted many fashionistas at home and abroad.

Sinan Road

Figure: The Sinai Road, a large piece of French indus.

Sinan Road and Huaihai Road are originally in the French area. The history of the past has brought together a number of distinctive western houses. The splendid Chinese sycamore covered the sun, making the scenery different from the glitz of Shanghai and forming a quiet and nostalgic road.

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Sinan Road, this generation has a lot of literati's old house, including the former residence of Sun Yat-sen and Mei Lanfang. Some small fresh cafes and antique shops are also the focus of tourists. In the leisure afternoon, find a quiet old street. Accompanied by large sections of French sycamore, riding a bicycle to tour this row of exquisite bungalows may be the most pleasant thing in Shanghai.

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Sinan Road

Sinan Road was built in 1912. It was once a road in the French Concession. On both sides of the road is a towering plane tree, full of cultural atmosphere. There are more than 20 garden houses on both sides of Sinan Road. The styles are changeable, and almost the architectural styles of the world are gathered together. Today's Sinan Road still retains attractions such as Zhou Enlai's "Zhou Gongguan", Sun Yat-sen's former residence, and Mei Lanfang's former residence. There are also some specialty shops along the street. You can sit in the coffee shop or browse the antique shops to experience the history and romance of the city.

Chinese Art Palace

Photo: Chinese Art Palace. By Xu Qiaobo

The Chinese Art Palace was once the National Pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. After the meeting, the Shanghai Art Museum officially moved in. The magnificent art palace itself is a major point of view. The overall design is based on China Red and the "Oriental Crown." It is particularly grand.

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Inside the Palace of Art, it is free to enter . The Museum of Art can not only see the paintings of more than a thousand masters, but also relive the main stadium in Shanghai of the Shanghai World Expo. The Palace of Arts is closed on Mondays . Tickets to special exhibitions are required to enter special exhibition halls.

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Chinese Art Palace

· The Chinese Art Palace was once the National Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo. It has more than 8,000 collections and has a large collection of paintings by famous painters Zhang Shuguang and Wu Guanzhong. · The exhibition hall of the Art Palace is mainly located in the 0-meter, 5-meter, 33-meter, 41-meter, and 49-meter floors. It is recommended that you visit them from the top to the bottom. · The most interesting point is the treasure of the town hall - a multimedia version of "The Qing Ming Shang He Tu", which is located on the 49-meter floor, but requires additional tickets for viewing. · In addition, there are many exhibition halls such as Shadow Art Exhibition, Modern Art Exhibition, Shanghai Artist Invitational Exhibition and so on.

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

Photo: Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. By the championship

The ancient town of Zhujiajiao is the nearest Jiangnan ancient town to Shanghai. It is not as crowded as the Qibao Ancient Town in the city, nor is it as popular as Zhouzhuang and other popular ancient towns. However, this just completed Zhujiajiao, making the landscape more pure. The commercialization of the town is within an acceptable range and it can be reached in one hour by car from Shanghai.

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The ancient town does not require tickets and is free to enter. The streets on both sides of the river are the most lively. Most of the restaurants are built along the river, while you can enjoy local specialties such as Argyle, while enjoying the Gangnam Old Street beside the river. The “release bridge” in the ancient town is located on a wide river course and is the best place to enjoy the panoramic view of the ancient town.

Popular attractions

Fangshe Bridge, North Street, Chenghuang Temple, Daqing Post Office

Popular food

A wandering, grilled meat, dried bean curd, patties, cakes and small seafood in local restaurants

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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

Zhujiajiao is commonly known as “Kingli”, the oldest town in the Jiangnan Water Town near Shanghai. It is one of the four historical and cultural towns in Shanghai. The small bridges in the town are full of ancient charm and show the epitome of Jiangnan Water Village. The most famous relief bridge is the largest five-hole arched stone bridge in Shanghai. There are many specialty snack bars on North Street. The famous old lady, ancient town dumplings, sauce trotters, and a variety of exquisite cakes can all be eaten here. As the saying goes, "Long Street Sanli has thousands of shops."


Shanghai's well-developed aviation and railway network makes it easy for visitors from all over the country to visit. The surrounding half-hour high-speed rail tourism circle can also be used together with Suzhou, Wuxi and other popular tourist cities. Most high-speed rail and domestic flights will stop at the Shanghai Hongqiao Terminal. From here, you can easily reach any point in Shanghai.

Shanghai has four distinct seasons. The best travel time is spring and autumn. Every year in the rainy season in June, rainy seasons continue to affect the travel. Although the coldest months in the winter (December-January) are above zero, the cold and humid environment still makes most tourists feel cold and should pay more attention to keeping warm.

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