Top 8 Things to Do in Shanghai

Shanghai is the most flourishing city in China. It is a world-famous city integrating the historical tradition and modern culture. Shanghai is the most developed, fashionable and dynamic city in China. With a distinctive characteristic with the regional culture, Shanghai attracts thousands of tourists from different countries every year. What can we do, eat and visit in this international metropolis? Let's find out top 8 things to do in Shanghai as below.


1. Enjoy the Best Night View in Shanghai - The Bund

If you ask someone what you can do for your first visit to Shanghai, you will definitely get the answer like that: enjoy the best night view in the Bund. The Bund is a must-visit attraction of Shanghai, and it should be listed on the top of your Shanghai must-to-do list. Located on the banks of the Huangpu River, it is one of the most symbolic scenic spots in Shanghai. Take a stroll along the way to the Bund from the south to the north, on your left side is the most prosperous pedestrian street-Nanjing Road, and on your right side is the beautiful night view of the Huangpu River. You can not only enjoy the ancient foreign architectures of different styles, but also overlook the modern skyscrapers like the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Shanghai Tower, etc. All of them are landmarks in Shanghai.

Top 8 Things to Do in Shanghai


2. Visit the most Prosperous Pedestrian Street in Shanghai - Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road is not only the earliest business street after Shanghai opened as the treaty port, but also one of the top 10 famous pedestrian street in China. It is the gathering place of department stores with a complete commodity category. Nanjing Road is the paradise of shoppers and foodies. In addition to shopping, the night view of Nanjing Road is also very appealing. The glow of neon lights brings colorful life to Shanghai's busiest shopping district. Taking a stroll here, you will enjoy the romance and beauty of Shanghai.

Top 8 Things to Do in Shanghai


3. Appreciate the Most Exquisite Garden in Shanghai - Yu Garden

As a world-famous tourism attraction, Yu Garden is located in the Shanghai city center. It was built in the Ming Dynasty as a private garden. With a history of more than 500 years, Yu Garden is the best-preserved classical garden in Shanghai, which became an outstanding example for other garden architectures. Yu Garden is full of ventures, and there are exquisite rockeries. Walking through the bustling street, you will enjoy your peaceful and tranquil moments in the Yu Garden.


Top 8 Things to Do in Shanghai


4. Visit the Most Famous Cultural Landmark in Shanghai - Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Situated adjacent to the Huangpu River and across the Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower is one of Shanghai's iconic cultural landscapes. Oriental Pearl TV Tower integrates many functions, including urban sightseeing, fad catering, shopping, entertainment, historical display, Huangpu River cruise tour, exhibition, performance, etc. With a height of 468 meters, Oriental Pearl TV Tower is an excellent place to overlook Shanghai city. Visiting the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is also the best way to have a good knowledge of the culture, history and development of Shanghai.

Top 8 Things to Do in Shanghai


5. Visit the Famous Water Town in Shanghai - Zhujiajiao Water Town

Zhujiajiao Water Town is one of the top historical and cultural towns in Shanghai. It is also the nearest to Shanghai downtown. Zhujiajiao Water Town covers all the natural and cultural landscapes that the water village in the region south of the Yangtze River must possess. There are archaic bridges, temples, gardens, rivers, lanes, ancient streets of Ming and Qing dynasties, etc., which is an epitome of water town in south China. You can almost see the charms of China's water town.

Top 8 Things to Do in Shanghai


6. Watch the Wonderful Acrobatics Show in Shanghai - ERA Intersection of Time

ERA Intersection of Time is one of the representatives of Shanghai's diverse performing arts culture. It is a world-level fascinating acrobatics show that attracts a great number of audiences every day. It integrates acrobatics, dance, drama and music. When the audience enters the theater, they will see an enormous glass round wall with a height of six meters and a diameter of eleven meters on the stage. As then light fades out, the dream-like journey of ERA emerges from the glass wall, which brings the audience into the mirror mirage.

Top 8 Things to Do in Shanghai


7. Take the Fast and the Furious of Shanghai - Maglev Train

Shanghai Maglev Train is the first commercially operated elevated maglev line. With a high speed of 430km/hour, Shanghai Maglev Train is the fastest train in the world. The whole journey only takes eight minutes. No matter you are train fans or modern tech lovers, you should not miss the unique experience of riding the Shanghai Maglev Train. It is not only an unprecedented speed, but also a proof of technology advancements. Stay a while from the hustle of the city and enjoy moments of peace and quiet.

Top 8 Things to Do in Shanghai


8. Taste the Traditional Local Snacks

Fried plain bun, called Shengjiao Bao in Chinese, is a must-taste snack in Shanghai. This local snack has a history of hundreds of years in Shanghai. In general, the fried plain bun uses pork skin jelly, diced pork or chicken. Fry the bun skin until it gets golden, and then sprinkle sesame and seeds and chopped scallion pieces. The fried plain bun cannot be eaten by one bite, because the gravy is super-hot inside. In addition to the Shengjiao Bao, the steamed bun is also very popular in Shanghai. It is well-known for its characteristics of thin skin, tender meat and fresh juiciness. The small steamed bun presents a semi-transparent color, which looks like cute table tennis. You can pierce the bun skin and dip it some sauces when you eat steamed buns. Or you can suck the meat soup with a straw. Just enjoy the unforgettable taste.

Top 8 Things to Do in Shanghai


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