Shanghai, China’s largest city, offers many exciting sightseeing opportunities for travelers. Despite having a population of more than 24 million, this always-busy city offers quieter historic districts and attractions alongside its many newer tourist sites. One of the world’s busiest container ports, thanks to its position at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the city also provides opportunities for exploration by water along the Chinese coast and its inland waterways.
Things to do here include visiting a number of world-class museums and art galleries, such as the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum; wandering through lovely gardens and parks; shopping, and exploring fine old temples and traditional pagodas. Plan your visit with our list of the top attractions in Shanghai.