What to do in Shanghai

What to do in Shanghai? One can visit the Bund, the Yuyuan Garden and the Oriental TV Tower. But the fastest way to access the Shanghai culture is to become one of the citizens. TopChinaTravel would like to introduce some of the recommended activities for you to find a way to experience Shanghai in a traditional local way.


Sightseeing in Shanghai

Recommended Attractions: the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Oriental TV Tower The Bund, Shanghai's famed waterfront promenade, is known as the “the exotic building clusters of Shanghai”.

Sightseeing in Shanghai the Bund

Yuyuan Garden, located in the central area of Shanghai, is the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in this city.

Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower  is a very popular tourist attractionin Shanghai that has become a symbol of excellence in architecture of this city. 

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Appreciate the Breathtaking Acrobatic Show

Venue: Shanghai Center Theatre
Address: 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai, China
Duration: about 2 hours (daily 19:30)

Appreciate the Acrobatic Show

Acrobatic is the performance of extraordinary feats of balance, agility and motor coordination. It can be found in many of the performing arts, and in many sports. In China, acrobatics have been a part of the culture since the Western Han Dynasty, over 2,500 years ago.

The Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe, established in 1951, is one of the best in China. No wonder near capacity crowds are drawn nightly to see the Shanghai Acrobatics Troupe. Circus acrobatics has been around in China for 2000 years and today troupes are reputed to be the best in the world.


Experience Shanghai Nightlife in Xintiandi

Venue: Pudong area, near Huangpo South Road and Taichuan Road

Xintiandi is a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area of Shanghai, China. It is composed of an area of restored traditional shikumen (stone gate) houses on narrow alleys, a modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, and some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants.

Have you ever thought to experience the Shanghai nightlife when you plan to Shanghai? Have you ever known where to see the real nightlife in Shanghai? Have you ever got touch with the old and modern Shanghai at the same time? Then go to Xintiandi!


Go Shopping in Nanjing Road

Location: East from the Bund, west to People Square
What to buy: Shanghai local handicrafts, snacks, fashion thingy

5.5 km in full length, Nanjing Road enjoys a reputation as “the most bustling commercial street in China”. This road is an ideal place for shopping, where you can purchase things (home or broad), ranging from the clothes to the watches, from cell phone to jewelry, all the luxurious things as well as elaborate goods. In the day time, the street is crowned with visitors and when the night falls, the colorful neon lights make the street more attractive.
Nanjing Road is not only a commercial center served for Shanghai nightlife. In the morning, Shops are closed, Nanjing Road become a place for the old to do morning exercise.

Go Shopping in Nanjing Road


Enjoy a Huangpu River Cruise

Venue: Huangpu River
Duration: about 3.5 hours (daily 18:30)

Enjoy a Huangpu River Cruise
The most beautiful scene of Huangpu River can be appreciated during the dusk time. When the sun sets, Huangpu River is veiled in the glittery neon lights on its banks. At this time, a Huangpu River Cruise is one of the best ways to see both old and new Shanghai. As you sail down the river towards the East Sea, you can enjoy the views of the full sweep of the Bund and the 21st century cityscape of Pudong.

Local people honor the Huangpu as Mother River, and you will understand why as you view the lights and spectacle from the deck of your evening cruise.


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