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11 Things To See in Shanghai This Year

Bushra Jawaid
Bushra Jawaid Jan 25 6 min read
11 Things To See in Shanghai This Year

Shanghai is one of the biggest and the richest cities in China and it is the center of China’s economy and culture. Shanghai is the city of lights and known for its ancient architecture, amazing modern buildings, full of fun nightlife places and tempting local foods and many more. Whether you are planning a business tour or a family trip our list of things to see in Shanghai will vanish all your struggles of finding adventure in Shanghai.

So keep scrolling down with us and enjoy the virtual trip and explore different sides of Shanghai. 

1) Enjoy The Bird's Eye View From The Tallest Skyscrapers In Shanghai:

Shanghai is the city of rapid growth and it’s skyline had become the symbol of the future.

Tallest Skyscrapers In Shanghai

There are several skyscrapers in Shanghai where you can enjoy the view of the city from the top.

  • World Financial Center:

The world financial center is the third tallest building in China and the fifth tallest building in the world with a height of 474 meters. You can enjoy the skywalk on the 100th floor and can have a beautiful view of the downtown of Shanghai and Huangpu River. During sunrise or sunset time is highly recommended.

  •  Oriental Pearl Tower:

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is 259 meters high. It can be an amazing experience of a glass-bottomed sightseeing skywalk. You can enjoy the 360° view of the city by walking through the corridor and keep looking down the city. It’s Oriental Pearl Tower revolving restaurant is the must thing to see in Shanghai. 

  • Shanghai Tower:

The Shanghai Tower is the second tallest skyscraper in the world with a height of 632 meters with 127 floors. It is located very close to the Oriental Pearl Tower and the World Financial Center. So enjoy its charisma and majestic bird's eye view.

2) Explore The Attraction Of Shanghai Circus World:

Shanghai circus world is a great place for fun near the center of the city Shanghai. It occupied the largest place of 22,500 square meters. Since it is opened for the public, it is considered as the no. 1 circus world in China. 

Shanghai Circus World is known for its artistic music and dance venue, with acrobatic performances. 

Shanghai Circus World

It’s unique designed building and architecture will catch your eyes whether you visit in the daytime or at night. The incredible and jaw-dropping acrobatic performances fascinate every age audience. 

3) Have Fun In Shanghai Disneyland Park:

The Shanghai Disneyland park is the world’s sixth-best Disneyland park and first in mainland China. It makes many records among other Disneyland parks in the world such as this park possesses a tallest themed castle, the enchanted storybook castle, the first garden-designed zone, and the first pirate-themed garden.

Shanghai Disneyland Park

There are seven theme attractions altogether inside the park. And several shops and Chinese and Western restaurants are also there to satisfy your hunger.

4) Visit Shopping Centers At Nanjing Road:

Nanjing Road is one of the busiest roads in Shanghai and it is known as the shopping street of Shanghai. The street is named after the city of Nanjing capital of Jiangsu, a neighbor of Shanghai.

It covers the distance of 5 kilometers from the Bund through to Jing’an Temple. Many of the oldest shops from the Qing Dynasty are still trading today. Over 600 businesses offer famous brands, as well as traditional and cultural goods are available.

5) Enjoy The Adventure of Cruise in Huangpu River, Shanghai:

The adventure of the cruise is one of the greatest exploration of the Huangpu River in Shanghai. It is the best way to enjoy the view of Shanghai’s classic skyline.

The Huangpu River is one of the largest rivers passing the city and known as the mother river of Shanghai. 

There are several cruise ride lengths you can choose from 30 minutes to 3 ½ hours.

Cruise in Huangpu River

Cruise rides are available in the day time and at night but it is recommended to take a cruise at night when the river is veiled in the sparkling neon lights n both sides. 

6) See The Pandas In Shanghai Zoo:

If you are an animal lover you can not miss the charm of the Shanghai zoo. It is home to a huge number of animals, birds, including Pandas. 

It is a very amazing place to see with your family and enjoy the mischief acts of animals and happy panda munching on a pile of bamboo.

Pandas In Shanghai Zoo

7) Visit Longhua Temple, Shanghai:

Longhua Temple is a peaceful place in the city, having 1700 years of history. It is the largest and oldest Buddhist temple in Shanghai. 

Its architecture is worth viewing. It is one of the greatest attractions of the tourist as well. 

Longhua Temple

8) Admire The Nature In Yuyuan Garden:

Yuyuan Garden is the private garden of the Pan family in the Ming Dynasty. This garden is the largest and most prestigious in Shanghai. This garden has a history of over 400 years old. 

Yu Garden is famous for its unique design, beautiful scenery, artistic style and beautiful architecture. 

The garden perfectly blends with art and culture. For those who want to have a glimpse into ancient China, this is the best thing to see in Shanghai.

Admire The Nature In Yuyuan Garden

9) Visit Shanghai Zhouzhuang water town:

Zhou Zhuang is the most famous water town in China. It is famous for its cultural background and well-preserved ancient housings as well as its famous folk art and craft. 

This water town is very commercialized and 1,000 households live in this old place.

It is recommended to go for its visit in the morning and take the ferry boat ride around the town and enjoy the peaceful and calm morning.

10) Shanghai Ocean Aquarium:

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is one of the largest ocean aquaria in the world with the longest submarine viewing tunnel about 155 meters in length.

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is made-up of two pyramid-shaped buildings. The main building and annexes and it covered the area of 20,500 square meters.

Ocean Aquarium shanghai

There are several varieties of rare water creatures such as fishes, poison dart frogs, jellyfishes, moonfish, leafy dragons and emperor penguins. 

11) Explore Former French Concession, Shanghai:

French Concession is the leafy boulevards and is the home to cozy live music venues and wine bars as well as fashion shops.

One of the most typical features of Former French Concession is its beautiful and mesmerizing tree kind avenues which are absolutely perfect for long walks.

French Concession Shanghai

It has a huge variety of cafes and restaurants, concept bars and breweries, boutiques, art galleries and antiques stores.

These are the list we compiled to you for things to see in Shanghai, we hope it will help you with your next Shanghai tour.

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