4/5 - Good
JohnNov 13, 2019
Don't be afraid to try rhe small local food shops off the side streets of Nanjing road!
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.
Known for its beautiful gardens and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Shanghai. Check out top attractions like Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park and Yu Garden, and jump on the metro at East Nanjing Road Station or Yuyuan Garden Station to see more of the city.
Shanghai Disneyland© and Shanghai Tower 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.
Known for its beautiful gardens and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Huangpu. Check out top attractions like Yu Garden and Old Chinese City, and jump on the metro at Xiaonanmen Station or Laoximen Station to see more of the city.
Travelers choose Xuhui for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Shilong Road Station or Caobao Road Station and check out top sights like Shanghai Botanical Garden.
Spend some time visiting places like Jing'an Temple while getting to know Jing'an, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Changping Road Station or Jing'an Temple Station to see more of the area.
Get to know Minhang and its many features like its breweries and spas. You might want to explore sights like Qibao Old Street and Hongqiao Tiandi, and you can jump on the metro at Zhuanqiao Station or Yindu Road Station to get around the city.
Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019
Despite years of war and revolution, the soul and skyline of one of the world’s great waterfront boulevards has risen to even greater heights.
This centuries-old, downtown Shanghai temple is home to the largest pure jade statue of Buddha Sakyamuni in mainland China.
Experience the bustling energy of Shanghai’s most famous commercial street, with a pedestrian mall surrounded by traditional and luxury shopping opportunities.
To see the modern heart of Shanghai, visit this square, a vast green space surrounded by museums and a grand theater.
This towering symbol of Shanghai’s modern renaissance offers history lessons, fine dining and stunning city views.
Step through the gate of Shanghai’s premier classical gardens and into a tranquil world of bamboo groves, koi-filled ponds and Ming Dynasty pavilions.
Discover Shanghai's must-see sights on this full-day tour. Visit the many architectural sites that are influenced by different dynasties and colonization. Be picked up from your Shanghai city hotel and make your first stop at the Jade Buddha Temple.
Experience the rare opportunity to visit 2 traditional water villages on this enthralling guided tour leaving from Shanghai. Travel to the ancient settlement of Suzhou—commonly referred to as the Venice of the East—before journeying down the winding waterways of Zhouzhuang.
As the financial capital of China, Shanghai attracts millions of migrants who bring their local culinary traditions and ingredients with them. As the sun sets, we’ll explore the best local and regional cuisines the city has to offer, paired with local beers, spirits (or soft drinks) in a centrally-located, authentic residential neighborhood.
Please kindly note that you need to send your passport details to the local travel agency in China right after booking in order to buy the tickets. You will get the travel agency contact information after booking.
Discover beautiful Zhujiajiao, a charming water village on the outskirts of Shanghai, on this half-day tour. Stroll through the 400-year-old city, discover its picturesque waterways by boat, and practice your bargaining skills at local stalls, before returning to Shanghai via the silk mill.
Meet your private driver at your Shanghai city hotel lobby in the morning, and head up to Shanghai Oriental Land (Oriental Green Boat) or Oriental Land Holiday Village by your comfortable private car (about 50 minutes driving distance).
Verified travelerNov 6, 2019
The most amazing city ever. A must go city