Top 10 Places to Visit in Shanghai

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

It is the TV Tower in Shanghai in China, the location is by the side of Huangpu River front of the bund makes it a district landmark in the area. The Tower completed in 1994, has 6 floors with 6 elevators. The total height of this tower is 468 meters including the TV Antenna.

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Yu Yuan Gardens

This is the wide Chinese Garden located in alongside the city god temple in the northeast of the Old city of Shanghai City, the garden was first conceived in 1559. It is divided into 6 general areas that are Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Diachun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhuna Hall, and Inner Garden.

Yu Yuan Gardens

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NanJing Road

This is the one of the busiest shopping streets in the world and main shopping street of Shanghai. This street around 6 km long, and attracts over 1 million visitors daily, it identified as 2 section, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West.

NanJing Road

Shanghai Museum

This is the popular museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on 201 Renmin Avenue, Peoples square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. It comprises Galleries of Ancient Chinese Bronze, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jades, Painting, Calligraphy, Seals, Numismatics.

Shanghai Museum

Jade Buddha Temple

The Jade Buddha Temple is a Buddhist Temple in Shanghai, was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported from Burma by sea. The sitting Buddha is 1.95 meters tall and weighs 3 tonnes. This temple comprises Three Golden Buddhas, Gods of the Twenty Heavens, 18 Arhats, Guanyin, Shen Cai and his 53 teachers, Jade Buddha Chamber, Public restaurant.

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 Shanghai jade buddha temple

Shanghai Xin Tian Di

Xintiandi is an affluent shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai. It is composed of an area of traditional shikumen houses, Book stores, Cafes and Restaurants, and Shopping malls. The special section is the almost of the street is car free, visitors can walk on the middle of the road.

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Zhujiajiao Water Town

This is the ancient town located in the qingpu district in Shanghai with the population of 60,000. This town is also called as Water town which connected with many rivers line and thousands of ancient building still lines the riverbanks. This village has 36 stone bridges and most of the local transportation is through rivers using small boats.

Zhujiajiao canal
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Jinmao Tower

This is one of the tallest buildings in China with height of 421 meters including the antenna spire. This building comprises 88 floors, 61 elevators, built on 1999 located in 88 Century Avenue, Pudong District, Shanghai. It is rented to offices and hotels.

Jinmao Tower

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Jing An Temple

This is the Buddhist Temple on West Nanjing Road in Jing’an District, Shanghai, originally built on 247 AD. This Temples features include Hall of Heavenly Kings, Hall of the Three Saints, Hall of Virtuous Works, The Precious Hall of the Great HeroMing Dynasty copper bell (weighing 3.5 tons), and Stone Buddha’s.

 Jing An TemplePhoto Credit: Tom Thai