Shanghai attractions things to do & see on holiday
Huangpu: The traditional centre of Shanghai and home to various parks and museums, it's also the site of the city's largest metro station.
Xuhui: A busy commercial centre, with an abundance of large-scale shopping centres and department stores. One of the major shopping destinations in the city.Oriental Pearl Tower: Dominating Shanghai's skyline this architeturally stunning tower is a must-see. It houses an amazing variety of activities within it's various futuristic spheres and columns, and offers unbelievable views over the city and it's surrounding landscape.
Madame Tussauds Shanghai: A chance to rub elbows with global superstars and international celebrities, includes several well-kown Chinese who add an Asian element to the displays.
Shanghai Museum: Set in the centre of Shanghai in People's Square, the Museum houses a large collection of ancient Chinese art and artefacts including, bronzes, ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, and ancient sculptures.
Jade Buddha Temple: A working Buddhist monastery, It's home to two beautifully ornate and bejewelled white jade Buddhas, both carved from a single slab of Burmese jade.
Shanghai Botanical Garden: Lovely gardens with a diverse and colourful collection of plants and flowers including, magnolias, roses, azaleas, conifers, maples and bamboo.
Other options include: Propaganda Poster Art Centre ( provides a fascinating look mass-produced propaganda during the cultural revoution), Yuyuan Gardens & Bazaar ( one of Shanghai's premier attractions featuring carp ponds, pavilions, and rockeries), Shanghai Zoo, Lu Xun Park.
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