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Top Attractions in Shanghai

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What travellers are saying

  • Tour Guide Meline
    Yerevan, Armenia14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I spent in Shanghai just couples of hours but definitely it's worth to visit. I arranged to be in the zoo(as it's near the train station) , in the museum and also I took city tour(by bus with English audio guide) . Everything in Shanghai is stunning meanwhile expensive .
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Dillón M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I got my first tailored suit done at Suits by Susan in the South Bund Fabric Market. They couldn’t have been more helpful with making sure my suit fit me perfectly. Great customer service and great suits! All around a great experience!! I highly recommend Suits by Susan if you are looking for a custom tailored suit in Shanghai
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Maria K
    62 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful! Must in Shanghai. The area right outside the mansion also really nice with shops to look around and walk. Fun. Almost like an outdoor shopping mall.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,347 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Oriental Pearl Tower is a landmark of Shanghai that few visitors miss. The Oriental Pearl Tower was worth visiting, it's a standout 875 feet tall. You can get something to eat if you visit the tower. It's in Pudong, which means "Eastern City" in Shanghai. Oriental Pearl Tower is a monument to progress in Shanghai's Pudong New Area. We have visited this area several times, it helps make the trip to Shanghai worth the trip.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Orator11
    Singapore, Singapore7,333 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It has been around ten years since our last visit and we were keen to see the exhibitions. Then, there was a wonderful exhibit showcasing the terracotta warriors.

    It was an interesting sight to see the building, which is in the shape of an old imperial wine cup traditionally used by the Emperor.

    Unfortunately, this time, three of the galleries were closed, and the exhibit on Leonardo da Vinci had just ended. Nevertheless, they still had similar galleries showcasing the clothing and jewellery of the minority groups in China, as well as calligraphy and Chinese paintings. We liked the wooden furniture exhibition.

    All in all, we spent on,y an hour here this time, due to the gallery closures.

    Entry is free via a QR code, and you need your passport. You can register at the booth outside near the souvenir store, and entry is then further round the corner at the southwest entrance. The nearest Metro exit is number 1, and the museum is closed on Mondays. There is another branch of the museum in Pudong.
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • Allan L
    204 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great shopping road if you have money to spend. But also just a great people watching road. Has a nice atmosphere at night and well worth walking along the road at night.
    Written 24 April 2024
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  • TaherAlbaghliJulian
    Kuwait City, Kuwait1,860 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Famous around the world for its sweeping curves and the huge open trapezoid at the top, it is connected with four season hotel and it have . a a shopping area. It is One of the best luxury malls in shanghai. Has most of the luxury brands. The price very good especially for shoes. I visit it two times
    Written 10 September 2023
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  • Martin A
    Suzhou, China3,120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For lots of foreigners in Shanghai, this is the place to go. It still looks French and there is an international feel as there are restaurants from all over the place. So many restaurants. So much great food. It's a great place to walk and a great place to eat!
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • Peter Jackson
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of things changed during COVID-19 Pandemic, but not the extraordinary service provided by Heping Fandian's team! Heping Hotel has been my favorite hotel in China since 2018. I met Zoey, their talented and excellent front desk operator who helped me a lot during my stay. China is changing rapidly since last I was there. Zoey was kind and informative. She made my visit in China much more easier. The room she gave me have impeccable street view. It always makes me want to extend my stay.
    Written 27 June 2023
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  • Erico2709
    Singapore, Singapore2,399 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are looking for interesting food other than Chinese food, this is a good place to start. Even if not for meals, taking a stroll and taking in the architecture is just as pleasant.
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • Christian S
    Kongens Lyngby, Denmark7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is a fantastic time machine bringing you back to a bygone era in China. The posters were engaging and interesting to watch. You can easily spend and hour here. There is also a good museum shop where you can even buy original posters.

    Finding the museum was a bit tricky. It is located between two banks on Yannan road.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • NalaNoo
    Paraparaumu, New Zealand128 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The view you see is during the cruise is amazing. However to get this view we had to upgrade to the VIP tickets on the boat, which puts you at the front of the boat. That gives unobstructed views. Important to note though that people are allowed to smoke on the boat and they do. The volume of people pushing in the lines to get to the boat, on the stairs and at the top of the boat was troubling to us, noting this might not be an issue for others. We think it is a must do whilst in Shanghai and upgrading to the VIP is important if you want space, an outside view and not be pushed as much.
    Written 31 March 2024
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