Below are the best places in Shanghai for entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing. Please contact the Concierge at (86-21) 6335-1888 x 7204 or email email@example.com to make reservations or for more information. They are happy to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.
The Bund is Shanghai’s most popular attraction. Located directly on the Huangpu River, it offers the most iconic view of Pudong’s contemporary buildings. Along the Bund itself is a row of historic 1937 architecture, which is even more magnificent when illuminated by its famous golden lights at night. The Bund also offers luxury shopping, restaurants, art galleries and bars and lounges.
Covering five acres, Yu Yuan Garden is considered to be one of the largest and most lavish gardens in the world. It was created in 1577 by the Ming Dynasty. The garden features 30 pavilions linked by corridors, artificial hills, bridges over lotus pools and groves of bamboo. Surrounding the garden’s beautiful architecture are temples, shops, restaurants, art galleries and bars and lounges. Be sure to check out Shanghai’s most famous dumplings while you’re there.
8am-5pm The Jade Buddha Temple remains one of Shanghai’s most popular attractions. It’s a traditional Buddhist temple that was built in 1882 to keep two very precious jade Buddha statues, which had been brought from Burma by a monk. While the temple was destroyed during the Qing Dynasty revolution, the two jade Buddha statues were preserved and a new temple was built to house them in 1928.
XinTian Di is Shanghai’s premier urban attraction. It is unique because of its contrasting architecture. It retains the antique walls, tiles and other elements of the Shikumen housing of old Shanghai while featuring contemporary shops, restaurants, art galleries and bars and lounges.
The Shanghai World Financial Center is currently Shanghai’s tallest skyscraper and is known for its ultra-modern architecture. The building consists of offices, hotels, restaurants, bars and lounges, and an amazing observation deck on the 90th floor that overlooks Shanghai.
With a magnificent glowing ball in its center, The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is perhaps the most iconic building in Pudong. Inspiration for its architecture comes from a famous poem from the Tang Dynasty. The tower has a rotating restaurant and an observation deck on its top floor.
The Qibao Ancient Town is a water town that has been preserved for over 1000 years. It was built by the Song Dynasty and was a very famous and prosperous market throughout the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The town offers great sightseeing locations as well as traditional shops, restaurants and galleries.
Tianzifang is a pedestrian street featuring multiple shops that have been converted from old Shikumen houses. It’s a popular place to shop for traditional and contemporary Chinese art, ornaments and handcrafts. The street also offers restaurants, bars and lounges, art classes and photo studios.
The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is one of the largest and most diverse ocean aquariums in the world. It has the longest underwater tunnel in the world and features eight major areas of exploration (Asia, South America, Australia, Africa, etc.) with thousands of rare fish and other underwater species.
Shanghai Wildlife Zoo was the first national zoo of Shanghai. The zoo covers an amazing 150 hectares of space and houses over 300 species of animals and thousands of species of insects. The zoo also features performance shows, exploration activities and interactive games.
Shanghai Happy Valley is a popular theme park that offers breathtaking attractions, including carnival games, roller-coasters, exploration areas and activities, and shows. It is divided into seven major areas, each with different themes.
Nanjing Road is Shanghai’s most popular shopping street, featuring hundreds of international and local shops, markets, restaurants and art galleries. The shopping street attracts over 1 million visitors daily.
Plaza 66 is Shanghai’s most luxurious shopping mall. The mall is also one of the tallest buildings in Shanghai, which has more than 66 floors. Many international brands have chosen this mall as the location for their flagship stores, including Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Celine, Escada, Bvlgari, Fendi, Loewe, Prada, Versace and Lanvin.
Raffles City in Shanghai is an ideal shopping center for travelers of all types. The shopping center features midrange international and local brands including Miss Sixty, Roxy and FCUK. The shopping center is also ideally located near People’s Square, which has a cinema and a popular food court.
The IFC mall in Shanghai is one of the foremost luxury shopping malls in the world. The shopping mall includes a variety of top international and local brands, and a range of exciting restaurants. The mall also features an international supermarket and a cinema.
Whampoa Club is one of Shanghai’s oldest and most popular restaurants. The restaurant serves Shanghainese dishes that reflect Shanghai’s history and innovation – a deep respect for traditional cooking techniques with added drama and intensity in its presentation.
Built in 1998, M on the Bund is one of Shanghai’s oldest fusion restaurants. The restaurant is located in the historic 1921 Nissin Shipping building, offering a sweeping view of Pudong and Puxi. The restaurant also features a stylish roof terrace that is among Shanghai’s best hangout spots.
South Beauty is a large upscale chain restaurant serving contemporary Sichuan cuisine. The branch in Shanghai is by far the most attractive, located inside a beautifully renovated Shikumen mansion. The restaurant is an absolute must-see/taste.
The Shanghai Museum is the finest museum in all of China, featuring some of the oldest ancient Chinese art. The museum is renowned for the scope, depth and quality of its collections, and its magnificent architecture.
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is one of the most visited attractions in Shanghai. The museum is entirely interactive, featuring 14 multimedia exhibits that incorporate advance science and technology.