Destinations to Explore In Shanghai on Your First Visit

Shanghai, the name itself evokes the images of dazzling lights, an iconic skyline, and all the glamour and the glimpse of the James Bond movie, Skyfall. The city has a perfect amalgamation of the booming modern economy and the ancient Chinese dynasties. Also, there are some amazing destinations in Shanghai that you cannot miss to visit.

Amazing destinations in Shanghai

Here are the top destinations in Shanghai that you should truly experience while taking a trip to the city.

The Bund

The Bund

The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai, which is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. The place centers on a section of Zhongshan Road (East-1 Zhongshan Road) within the former Shanghai International Settlement. In this area, the building is strictly prohibited.

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum

A museum of ancient Chinese art, The Shanghai Museum is located at the People’s Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. Founded in the year 1952, the museum was first open to the public in the former Shanghai Racecourse clubhouse.

Yu Garden

Yu Garden or Garden of Happiness is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai, China. It is easily reachable from the Shanghai Metro’s Line 10, Yuyuan Garden Station.

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road is one of the world’s busiest shopping streets in the city. It is named after the city of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province neighbouring Shanghai. At present, the Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road West and Nanjing Road East.

Waibaidu Bridge

Popularly known as the Garden Bridge in English, The Waibaidu Bridge is the first all-steel bridge, and the only surviving example of a camelback truss bridge, in China. The Waibaidu Bridge is one of the symbols of Shanghai due to its rich history and unique design. Moreover, its modern and industrial image may be regarded as the city’s landmark bridge. The Shanghai Municipal Government declared the bridge an example of Heritage Architecture on 15 February 1994.

People’s Square 

The People’s Square is a large public square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, which is used as the standard reference point for measurement of distance in the Shanghai municipality.

Longhua Temple 

Dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, The Longhua Temple is a Buddhist Temple located in Shanghai, China. It is the largest, most authentic and complete ancient temple complex in the city of Shanghai. The temple preserves the architectural design of a Song Dynasty monastery of the Chan School.

China Art Museum

Also known as China Art Palace, it is a museum of modern Chinese art located in Pudong, Shanghai, China. The museum is housed in the former China Pavilion of Expo 2010. It is the largest art museum in Asia with 166,000 m2 of floor space.

Shanghai Botanical Garden 

The Shanghai Botanical Garden is one of the popular attractions in the city, which is located in the southwestern suburbs of Shanghai, China, (around 12 km southwest of the city center) in the Xuhui District.

Jing’an Temple 

A Buddhist temple, Jing’an Temple is located at the West Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China. It is named after the location of the temple, Jing’an District.

City God Temple of Shanghai 

The Chenghuang Miao or the City God Temple is located in Shanghai, China, within the old walled city. Right now, the “City God Temple” not only refers to the large temple complex but also the traditional district of commerce in the city, surrounding the temple. The temple connects to the Yuyuan Garden, another landmark of the old city. In this area, there are a number of stores and shops, and most of these store buildings are almost a century old.

Oriental Pearl Tower 

The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai, which is located at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund. Thus, makes it a distinct landmark in the area and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.

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