Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang Attractions

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang, Shanghai

Top Things to Do in Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang

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  • Venture23915196840
    4 contributions
    A zoo is a zoo - it's a bit sad for the animals, especially the primates, but it's still good fun for kids and it serves an educational purpose. In contrast to some of the earlier reviews, I had a pretty good time on my visit. The trick is visiting during the week (which you, as a tourist, can, unlike the local kids), not on the weekend and definitely not on a national holiday. The park had quite a lot of elderly locals doing their exercises. The animals were not being harassed, and most of them had plenty of space and enjoying the peace of quiet. The highlight for us were the red pandas. Whereas the giant pandas looked pretty bored, the red pandas were active and quite cheeky. The primate nursery was also very cute. It was also very interesting to see some of the small mammals native to this corner of China. The drawback of visiting during the week was that there weren't any hot food options. Plan your meals around your visit, or pack a picnic.
    Written 11 October 2023
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  • vegasrugbyref
    Las Vegas, NV5,461 contributions
    Be prepared for being hassled almost every stop but fun. Be prepared to haggle for your purchases but 100s of shops indoors provide opportunities including tailoring, electronics. Jewelry etc. Most speak good enough English. I have gone here dozens of times over the years. Take Green line to Science Center.
    Written 24 November 2019
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  • Kristine K
    125 contributions
    Unfortunately, the front lawn was under construction, which blocks the full view. Additionally, the gate & doors were not open for regular viewing, but I walked around the exterior to the best of my ability. It is my understanding there is Mass being held on Sunday mornings at 7:00 AM and Sunday evenings at 18:00, but I did not confirm as only learned after my visit. The exterior is rather grand and the grotto can be seen from the fence. The "gift shop" was open. It's worth standing in its presence. There is a tourist information booth to the right of the cathedral when walking down the lane to the front of the gate. The brochure is worth taking and was given to me in English. Easily accessible from Metro, walking, or Didi. Worth your time, if nothing else for a few moments of reflection - regardless of your religious beliefs.
    Written 17 November 2020
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  • urosdernovsek
    Celje, Slovenia1,189 contributions
    Business district, futuristic buliding, with some restaurants on the ground floors, reachable from outside (no need entering). Also cinema in the basement. Nice to visit if you are in Novotel Hongquiao hotel.
    Written 23 March 2019
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  • osama81752
    Yanbu, Saudi Arabia17 contributions
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), directly subordinate to the Ministry of Education, is a key university in China, jointly run by the Ministry and Shanghai Municipality. Since its adoption of the reform and opening up policy in China, SJTU has taken the lead in the management system reform in the institutions of higher learning, thus regaining its vigor and vitality as well as momentum for rapid growth as never seen before.
    A number of its disciplines have been advancing towards the world's first-class level, such as communication and electronic system, naval architecture and ocean engineering, automatic control, composite materials, and metal plasticity processing. A batch of burgeoning branches of learning has occupied an important position in the country, such as Large-scale integrated circuit, computer science, optical fiber technology, systems engineering.
    SJTU boasts a good number of famous scientists and professors, including 22 academicians of the Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, 31 "Changjiang Chair Professors" and more than 1, 420 professors and associate professors.
    Written 3 September 2017
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  • BillPNo1
    Friendswood, TX691 contributions
    We spent an interesting morning exploring the 100's of stalls and shops in the Pearl City Market during our last visit to Shanghai. With the markets endless supply of shops, there was something for everyone's taste from luxury/expensive to inexpensive and common-place. Plus there were always several shops offering the same wares which gave one plenty of opportunity to bargain and get a better deal. I don't think that there was anyone in our group that left empty handed at the end of our visit to the Pearl City Market.
    Written 30 December 2019
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  • LindaChau
    Vietnam13 contributions
    I've been there last week. Really love this place. I bought a lot of import stuff there. Not so crowded. Can enjoy it.
    Written 15 November 2016
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  • Кирилл Н
    Nyaungshwe, Myanmar2 contributions
    Try Miss Jia. Shop number 1119. Good service, no sales pushing, overall great. Good Wnglish. Find the shop on the corner.
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • Karyn W
    Kansas City, MO1,495 contributions
    My son really likes film and editing videos and our whole family enjoys movies, so we decided to check out the Shanghai Film Museum. We were glad we did, it's a very well done museum.

    It's a rather large museum and has extensive displays that show a huge variety of aspects of the film industry. There are photos and info about actors and directors over the years. There are cool digital displays, mock scenes to show backgrounds and sets. There is a huge collection of machines used to create films, from cameras to flim cutters, and many more. There was a great section on creating models of people for CGI things too.

    Most of the museum was looking at and reading about things, but there were some short films and some interactive areas as well. The lighting was good and it was a really cool place to check out. It had info on live action as well as animated films, with some fun displays around some cartoon movies (that I was unfamiliar with).

    In the lobby of the museum was a Starbucks, where you can get free WiFi. Hours for the museum are Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm. Prices are 60 yuan for adults, 30 yuan for students and children (over 1.3 m tall) . Adults over 70 and children under 6 are free. There is also a small museum store.

    Overall we really enough this museum
    Written 19 June 2019
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  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China26,651 contributions
    A luxury mall in the Xuhui district. Besides the luxury brands, lots of sports brands and a cineplex. Many restaurants and cafes as well, including the Singapore PS Cafe

    7/10
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Travis Z
    Columbus, OH8 contributions
    Just a hidden gem in Shanghai.
    I was there finding my roots, and the buildings the structures just so different and great.
    Written 13 September 2023
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  • Evelyn T
    Orlando, FL18 contributions
    As a place to visit, moderately interesting. There are tours daily. Be sure to get an English speaking tour. Unfortunately, there aren't many information signs, so you may have to ask. The tours take you into the old book stacks as well as the interesting European architecture.

    But better, you can read newspapers from foreign communities of the early 1900s in Shanghai. Papers are English, French, German, Russian and Yiddish -- probably many more languages. IYou do have to purchase a library card, but it is good for a year and the old newspapers can provide hours of entertainment for history buffs. The cost is nominal.

    Only one or two of the librarians have much english, but if you can get the list of holdings, you can fill out a request card for what you want. Great research resource for the daily file of expats in early 1900 china.
    Written 26 July 2012
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  • Andreas K
    Ascona, Switzerland142 contributions
    If you look for some Western like restaurants Hongmei Entertainment street is an option.You find sports bar atmosphere, breweries,German style,Italian style, French style,Greek style and some local style restaurants. It gets crowded around 8 pm and later on with live music. Prices and quality of food is OK. Lots of Western people and some Chinese people looking for something different.
    Written 28 July 2017
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  • David S
    Dallas, TX7 contributions
    Pros: Cost Free (spent 10 Yuan for optional play area). Several exhibits plus a kids reading area.

    Cons: Needs an update or refresh. There was not a lot that kept my 2-1/2 year old entertained. Not even close to any of the Children's Museums in the US.
    Written 14 February 2019
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  • Stephanie3636
    Atlantic City, NJ122 contributions
    There were a lot of great sculptures in this park and we enjoyed going. If you have extra time, it's worth a trip but not a must see if you only have a few days. You can check out all the sculptures in maybe a half hour. There was one gallery open (the rest were closed, maybe because it was Monday and we also visited on May holiday, so who knows. Regardless, the outdoor sculptures were fun). There were some small coffee shops and a place for a picnic if you want on the grounds. We took Subway Line 10 (and 4 I believe) to Hongqiao Road Station, then use exit #4 (I used google maps), make a left when you get out of the subway and it is just ahead on your left. This Sculpture park is just one subway stop away from: "Shanghai Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju)" and we went there next. Also worth a visit, especially if you like history.
    Written 2 May 2017
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