Shanghai is always modern. Collision and blend of east and west were and are happening in this city and people can't wait to blend in this tide. This city sometimes makes you feel unbearable not only because of the steel and concrete but also it will not allow any slack in the high speed towards the future. However, it will also suddenly show a warm side. The condensation of the city's past makes roads intoxicating to linger. Too many people love and hate Shanghai, but that's why the city is attracted.
Shanghai is the biggest metropolis in China and has a unique oriental charm in western people’s eyes but attracts eastern people because of the western style in it. Shanghai is doing well in letting state-of-the-art skyscrapers become part of the city and most important it remains the old parts and give its new meaning and idea. Those old parts of Shanghai has all the elements that China attracts the world - precious cultural relics in Shanghai Museum, mouthwatering food in Chenghuang Temple, elegant craftsmanship in Yuyuan Market, interesting local life in Nongtang, Super fancy Shanghai Acrobatics Show and the image of an old and new China along both sides of The Bund.
Tourism Map of Shanghai
Top attractions of Shanghai
In the Bund, you can feel the atmosphere of this land brought by time precipitation.The legend of this whole modern city begins with the Bund, which is like a window displaying power and wealth.
You won't be idle absolutely when you come to the Bund: top-class cuisine, top-end hotels, shopping heaven on the Nanjing East Road and cultural handicraft&snack in some small allies let you linger on forget to return.
It's hard to imagine in the heart of the Shanghai skyscrapers,lies the old Shanghai residence form- Nongtang. Bare power lines, laundry are hanging overhead, and people bartering in the early morning markets, as if the time had been turned back to decades ago.There are no stunning attractions, but endless stories.
III. Yu Garden
Although Yu garden area not large, but the overall is well-preserved. It has elegant architectures-the oriental style pavilions, eaves, bridges and ponds in the garden are unique and well-arranged, which is very worth visiting. Although the garden was relatively quiet before, you can better enjoy the scenery in the garden during early mornings.
If you're a ranking collector, don't miss the Shanghai tower.With a total height of 632 meters, the 127-story skyscraper is now the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world.The modern, spiraling shape of central Shanghai is said to be based on the "dragon", an animal in traditional Chinese mythology.Located on the 118th floor, Shanghai Summit Hall overlooks the city's skyline and brings other high-rise buildings in Lujiazui under foot. It is an unforgettable and fresh experience.
Disneyland, which opened in 2016, is undoubtedly one of the hottest tourist attractions in Shanghai.In addition to the traditional Disneyland projects, there is also a combination of Chinese Settings. It is a good choice spending a wonderful holiday in fairy-tale environment.
VI.Zhujiajiao Old Town
Thousands of years ago, Zhujiajiao was as prosperous as Shanghai. When the water town became the symbol of Jiangnan and faded out of the urban development planning, artists were attracted by the quiet temperament of Zhujiajiao.Today's zhujiajiao is a various, with ancient Bridges, houses, trees and other southern impressions, as well as involving a new trend of literature and art and fashion.
VII.Chongming Island (Bird watching)
Surrounded by the Yangtze river and facing by the east China sea, chongming island is the third largest island in China after Taiwan island and Hainan island. Dongtan wetland park in Chongming is the largest and most developed estuary wetland in the Yangtze River Delta.It is an important wetland and wintering place for birds in the world. If you are lucky, you will see a rare bird species unique to China, known as the "panda among birds", the reed parrotbill .
Map of Destinations around Shanghai
Substitute Activities for special interest in Shanghai Recommended by AbsolutePanda
1. Admire the Jade Buddha
2. Watch an acrobatics show
3. Visit Shanghai Museum
4. Shopping in Nanjing Road
5. Linger in the French concession of Shanghai Style