4.5/5Wonderful!(65 area reviews)
Known for its beautiful gardens and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Shanghai. Check out top attractions like The Bund and Yu Garden, and jump on the metro at East Nanjing Road Station or Yuyuan Garden Station to see more of the city.
4/5Very Good!(642 area reviews)
Shanghai Disneyland© and The Bund are top sights in Pudong, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Pudong International Airport Station or Haitiansan Road Station to see more sights in the area.
4.5/5Wonderful!(154 area reviews)
Spend some time visiting places like Jade Buddha Temple while getting to know Jing'an, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Yanchang Road Station or Circus World Station to see more of the area.
4.5/5Wonderful!(575 area reviews)
Known for its beautiful gardens and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Huangpu. Check out top attractions like The Bund and Yu Garden, and jump on the metro at Xiaonanmen Station or Laoximen Station to see more of the city.
4/5Very Good!(108 area reviews)
The cafés and parks are just a few things visitors like about Changning. Xianxia Road and Paramount are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Shuicheng Road Station or Weining Road Station to get around the larger area.
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One of the world’s largest cities fuses ancient Chinese culture, colonial architecture and futuristic designs.
In 1930, Shanghai was known as the “Paris of the Orient,” the city where East meets West. War and revolution put the city into a holding pattern, but in recent decades Shanghai has experienced a renaissance, recreating itself into a global city while preserving the many treasures of its past.
To best experience Shanghai’s great balancing act between yesterday and tomorrow, hop aboard a boat cruise along the Huangpu River. On one riverbank is the Pudong area, home to some of city’s modern landmarks, including Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. In contrast to the futuristic skyline of Pudong is The Bund, on the opposite side of the river. This area has a interesting collection of art deco, neoclassical and baroque buildings .
Beyond The Bund lays the French Concession, where the historic art deco homes of the city’s former European elite are now filled with restaurants, boutiques and bars. Nearby, explore the Shikumen houses, shopping and nightlife of Xintiandi.
Take a break from the busy streets in Shanghai’s green spaces. In Century Park, the city’s largest park, cycle, play miniature golf or stroll past ornamental topiaries. Take an evening stroll along the Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park to see The Bund spectacularly illuminated on the river’s opposite bank. In the Old City, take time out to admire the koi-filled ponds in the centuries-old Yu Yuan Garden.
Shanghai’s Buddhist temples offer tranquility and insight into local culture. Visit the Jade Buddha Temple to see two enormous white jade Buddhas. An even larger jade Buddha statue, the biggest of its kind in mainland China, is at the Jing’an Temple in downtown Shanghai.
Shanghai’s efficient subway and bus systems make it easy to get around. And don’t forget to pack comfortable shoes Shanghai is a city that rewards those who walk with glimpses into local life and access to less visited areas.