Things to Do at Night in Shanghai
When talking about Shanghai, people always remind of one song called "Nightlife in Shanghai": Nightlife in Shanghai, nightlife in Shanghai, you are a sleepless city. Still an endless stream of traffic. It's time for singing and dancing…… When Shanghai turns into the night mode, it always s gives the impression of a glitter and luxury living. However, even if there are no Karaoke Televisions, nightclubs, or parties all night, Shanghai still has its lasting charm. After visiting the whole day, you must want to relax yourself at night. Here list some activities you can do in your leisure time at night in Shanghai.
1. Take a night cruise tour on the Huangpu River
The Huangpu River is the mother river of Shanghai, symbolizing the urban spirit and immortal vitality. Both sides of the Huangpu River gather the most fashionable architectures and the most prosperous urban landscape of Shanghai. Many tourists would like to take a night cruise tour on the Huangpu River. From here, tourists can have a good knowledge of Shanghai ’s past and present, and look forward to the brilliant tomorrow of Shanghai. You can not only watch the charming night view on both sides of the Huangpu River and architectural complex with different styles, but also feel the changes in Shanghai's times. The scenery is the slow motion of the movie. When night falls, the lights on both sides turn on and add radiance to each other. The beauty of Shanghai shocks tourists all around the world in its own way. Taking a cruise on the Huangpu River is an unmissable activity in Shanghai. The route of the night cruise is the Qinhuangdao dock- Garden Bridge of Shanghai- The Monument to the people's Heroes- The Bund- Qinhuangdao dock.
2. Take a Stroll Along the Bund
With a length of 1.5 kilometers, the Bund is the pedestrian tourism zone between the Garden Bridge of Shanghai and Jinling East Road, which is one of the famous landmarks in Shanghai. The architectural complex with hundreds of countries' styles and the night view of the Huangpu River is the most charming sceneries here. The gothic spires, ancient Greek domes, baroque colonnades, and Spanish-style balconies add an exotica beauty to the Bund. In the opposite of the Bund, there are many modern skyscrapers, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower, and so on. The ancient architectural complex and the modern buildings echo with each other, which compose a brilliant chapter of Shanghai together. As the melodious bells of the Bund promptly sound at 7:00 pm, the lights of the architectural complex turn on orderly from the north to the south, which announces the coming of the "Night Shanghai". Many people roam along the Bund and occasionally stop to pose for pictures. The flashes of the cameras also become part of the night lights view of Shanghai. The charm and romance of Shanghai at night is more attractive than in the daytime.
3. Visit the Nanjing Road
With a total length of 5.5 kilometers, Nanjing Road starts from the Bund in the east and stretches to Yan'an West Road in the west, which is across Jing'an and Huangpu districts. It is divided into two sections by the Tibet Middle Road. Nanjing East Road is mainly a commercial district for fair-price goods, while Nanjing West Road is the most luxurious commercial district in Shanghai and focuses on luxury goods and high-end personality consumption. Nanjing Road is not only the treasure site for thousands of merchants, but also a paradise for shoppers. As the most prosperous commercial street in Shanghai, Nanjing Road gathers a wide range of brands with different levels. It is a world's first-class business street, Nanjing Road is as famous as the Oxford Street in London, the Fifth Avenue in New York, the Champs Elysees in Paris and the Ginza in Tokyo. It is full of various shopping malls and time-honored shops. The interweaving of tradition and modernity adds a special charm to this century-old street. Nanjing Road becomes very bustling and busy during the weekend and holiday. In addition to going shopping, Nanjing Road is also a beautiful scenery line at night. Under all kinds of shiny neon lights, the whole pedestrian street becomes more brilliant and magnificent. The sightseeing train is also a special scenery in Nanjing Road. The train is composed of small and lovely carriages that are decorated with various exquisite patterns. When you get on the train, you will have a sense of going back to childhood. This toy-like train will show you around the Nanjing pedestrian street.
4. Enjoy the Acrobatic Performance -ERA-Intersection of Time
Most tourists will choose to watch a show at night after finishing the day trip to Shanghai. However, one acrobatic performance called "ERA-Intersection of Time" must be your first choice. With a combination of acrobatics, dance, drama, music and the world's first-class multimedia technology, the ERA acrobatic show is one of the most popular night show in Shanghai. In general, the show will start at 19:30 every night. The Shanghai Circus World is located in No. 2266, Gonghe New Road, Zhabei District. There are eight great highlights of the ERA acrobatic performance, including the Mirror Mirage, the Magic Water, the Floating Gondola, the Music of ERA, the Jar Juggling, the Wheel of Life, the Forever and the Space Motorcycles. The international production with Chinese elements creates a brand-new style of the stage art. The ERA acrobatic show is touching and magical, which gives the audience extraordinary enjoyment. It can be called "the first entertainment show in China".
5. Roam in the Zhujiajiao Water Town
Located in the Qingpu District of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao Water Town is one of the top four historical and cultural towns in Shanghai. With a history of more than 1,700 years, Zhujiajiao Water Town is the little Fan-shaped town that glimmers like a shining pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. As a typical ancient water town in the southern Yangtze River, Zhujiajiao Water Town has been long called "the Shanghai Venice" and "Shanghai Suburb Hollywood". The night view of the Zhujiajiao Water Town has a totally different charm from the day. Red lanterns are hung high along the river. Tourists by twos and threes wander on the bridge and under their feet is the babbling brook. You will be immersed in this relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. After dinner, all lights will turn on, and it is time for the opera show. At 6:15 pm, you can enter the Kezhi Garden and wait for the opera of "Peony Pavilion". In a natural environment, the actors sing without the accompaniment of the band. The melodious song is in harmony with the sounds of the wind, bird and frog, which composes a melodious natural symphony.
What's more, north street is the first street of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Shanghai. It is also the most representative of the essence of Ming and Qing architectures in Shanghai. The old houses, the narrow streets, the winding flagstone paths, the serried time-honored brand stores, the well-arranged white walls and gray tiles compose a delicate scroll painting of water town.
6. Taste Delicious Food in the Shanghai Chenghuanmiao
Located in the famous Yuyuan Garden scenic spot in Shanghai, Shanghai Chenghuanmiao is a must-visit scenic spot in Shanghai, especially for foodies. Chenghuangmiao Old Street is famous for serving all kinds of food with a variety of flavors from all districts of China. It is the kingdom for foodies. Formed in the late Qing Dynasty and early Republican period, the snacks of Chenghuangmiao is listed as one of the top four snack groups in China. It's a good place for foreign tourists to learn about Chinese traditional food cultures and taste local snacks. There are numerous famous restaurants of Shanghai Chenghuangmiao Old Street, such as the exquisite dim sums of the Lu Bo Lang Restaurant, the vegetarian buns of the Song Yue Lou Restaurant, the eight-treasure rice puddings of Song Yun Lou Restaurant, and so on. In addition to the delicious food, Chenghuangmiao is also a beautiful attraction for sightseeing. In the evening, these old buildings with the landscape lights show a bustling scene of the old Shanghai. Many visitors would like to take a stroll, take some pictures and buy some special souvenirs after dinner.