Shanghai Top Attractions
The Bund (Waitan) is one of the most noted architectural symbols of Shanghai. The word “Bund” derives from an Anglo-Indian word for an embankment along a muddy waterfront. The Bund in Shanghai was first used when the first British company opened a office there in 1846.
The Bund, or the waterfront,is now surrounded by about 50 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance along from No.1 to No.33, west of No.1 East Zhong Shan Road.
Admission Fee: Free
Bus Route: 20, 22, 37, 42, 55, 65, 71, 123, 503
Shanghai Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road is a walking street that is always packed with people watching other people. It is regarded as the first commercial road in Shanghai. The 5.5-km long Nanjing Road is the most bustling and prosperous street in Shanghai. Extending from the Bund to Jing An Temple, its eastern end has an all-weather pedestrian street. The large traditional stores no longer dominate the market since modern shopping malls, specialty stores, theaters, and international hotels have mushroomed on both sides of the street.
Subway Line 8 or Subway Line 2 and get off at East Nanjing Rd. Station.
Peoples square is located in the center of Shanghai, covers 140,000 square meters, surrounded by the municipal government office building, the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai City Planning Exhibition Hall and the Grand Theatre. There are a huge green area and trees, encircled by all kinds of buildings on all sides.
Address: No. 300, People’s Avenue, Huangpu District
Transportation: Metro: Line 1, Line 2, Line 8 and get off at People’s Square
Lujiazui literally means “Lu’s Mouth”. It is located in the Pudong New Area on the eastern bank of Huangpu River just acrossing the Bund. Lujiazui is one of the four economic districts in Pudong New Area. The other three economic districts are Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, the Jinqiao Export Processing Zone and Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park is a special area for technology-oriented businesses.
How to get there
Subway Line 2, 4 and 6, get off at New Century Avenue Station
Yu Yuan Garden and Bazaar Shanghai
Yuyuan is the most famous garden in Shanghai. It is located in the heart of Shanghai’s Old City, one of the few existent old tourist places in Shanghai. Close to the gardens is Shanghai’s bazaar, a great number of small streets and lanes where vendors sell their products and food stuffs to the tourists and local people.
Entrance Fee: RMB 40 (Yuyuan Garden )
Open Hours: 08:30 to 17:00
How to Get there
Take subway line 10 ( transfer from Subway line 2 at East Nanjing Road ) and get off at the station of Yuyuan Garden (豫园) and exit from the Exit No.01.
Xin Tian Di (or spelled “Xintiandi”) will be something like Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong and Clarke Quay in Singapore. It is is situated at Lane No.181 of Taicang Road Shanghai, the old Shikumen residential area near “Zhonggong yidahuizhi” ( site of the 1st National Congress of the Communist Party).
How to get there
Take Subway Line 1 or Line 8 and get off at Huangpo South Road. Station.
Tianzifang is an artsy area that has developed from a renovated residential area (old Shanghai shikumen buildings) in the former French Concession area of Shanghai. Now it houses bars, cafes, crafts shops, design studios, galleries and boutiques. Many local residents still live in the narrow lanes. Just be mindful and respect their privacy.
How to get there
Take Metro Line 9 and get off at Dapuqiao and exit from Exit 1.
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town also known as the Shanghai’s Venice. Zhujiajiao is full of the old buildings combined with the water canals, really authentic water village which represent the old Shanghai. A boat trip down the river and then walk through the small shopping streets, cross the amazing bridges, visit the beautifully laid out gardens and old houses. There are great opportunity for some great photographs
Special Bus Line from People’s Square (RMB 9, 1 and 45 minutes);
Special Bus Line from Puan Road Bus Station( RMB 12, 1 and 10 minutes)
Extended Metro Line 2 of Zhuxu Line: RMB 6, 1 and half hours
Cruising on Huangpu River
Huangpu River winds about 114 kilometers from Dingshan Lake, the source, northward to Wusong Kou, where it meets with the Yangtze River. 40 km of the river is within the area of the big Shanghai. It is only about 400 meter wide and 9 meter deep, but it holds about one third of the China’s total international trade It supplies water to the 13 million people in the metropolis and is also important for navigation, fishery, tourism and receiving wastewater.
Add: Zhongshan Donglu 127 & 219 by the Bund
The Acrobatics at Shanghai are not to be missed. They are held each night and last for about 2 hours. The Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe, established in 1951 is one of the best in China. It frequently tours internationally and perform routinely at Shanghai and other cities in China. An acrobatic show has become one of the most popular evening entertainments for tourists in Shanghai. You can enjoy gravity-defying contortionism, juggling, unicycling, chair-stacking, and plate-spinning acts at the following stages. Acrobatics Theatres in Shanghai:
Shanghai Center Theatre:
Address: No. 1376 Nanjing Road (W), Shanghai
Shanghai Circus World – Middle Theatre:
Add: Gonghe Xinlu 2266, Baoshan District, Shanghai