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Shanghai Attractions

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China’s largest city does offer visitors a mixture of natural attractions, as well as man-made wonders. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower sits on the banks of the Huangpu River and is 1,535 feet high. A trip to Shanghai definitely means stopping by the Shanghai Museum to see its rare cultural pieces. A visit to Shanghai Grand Theatre in the heart of the city near People’s Square is worth the trip.

Other attractions are Frenchtown, Yu Gardens, The Bund has historical buildings that were once trading houses and banks in Shanghai. The active Jade Buddha Temple where 70 monks live and work is an interesting experience. The beautiful gardens at the Ling-Yin Temple are a major attraction. The Temple is the home for the largest Buddha sculpture in the world, plus there are another 500 secondary statues of Buddha and 300 other carved rock formations that resemble Buddha throughout the garden, which make it a haven for Chinese and foreign tourists.

  • Take a tour of Shanghai on a vintage 1930's sidecar motorbike. They are flexible on the tours you want to do.
  • Visit Shanghai's many tea houses, including Tang Yun tea house (199 Hengshen Lu, Hengshen Lu stop on Line 1)
  • Shanghai Exhibition Centre
    110 Renmin Da Dao (inside People's Square)
    Tel: (21) 6318 4477.
    Opening hours: Daily 0900-1600.
    Admission charge.
  • Shanghai Museum (Probably the best museum in China)
    201 Renmin Dadao, Renmin Square, Huangpu
    Tel: (21) 6372 5300.
    Website: www.shanghaimuseum.net/en
    Opening hours: Daily 0900-1700 (last ticket sales 1600).
    Admission charge.
  • Yu Gardens and Bazaar (which is loaded with classical Chinese architecture)
    Old Town, from Fuyou Lu to Fangbang Dong Lu
    Opening hours: Daily 0830-1700.
    Admission charge.
  • Museum of the First National Congress
    374 Huangpi Nan Lu
    Tel: (21) 5383 2171.
    Opening hours: Daily 0900-1600.
  • Shanghai World Financial Centre
    100 Century Ave, Pudong New Area
    Tel: (21) 3867 2008.
    Website: www.swfc-observatory.com/en/  
    Opening hours: Daily 0800-2300.
    Admission charge.

Shanghai Travel Guide

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