Attractions

Attractions

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.

24 Top Tourists Attractions in Shanghai

The Bund

The Bund, also known as Wai Tan, is the number one tourist spot in Shanghai. Owing to its iconic stature and mesmerizing architecture of buildings, it has become the symbol of...

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road in Shanghai City is one of the world's longest and busiest shopping streets, stretching over 5 Km and attracting over a million visitors daily from all over the world. The bustling...

People’s Square

People's Square Park is the colorful town square of Shanghai, its main public square and park, and Shanghai’s most central landmark. It is surrounded by green zones, museums, amazing and cheap local...

Oriental Pearl Tower

The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower, located in Pudong Park in the Pudong New Area along the Huangpu River, is the world's sixth and China's second tallest radio and TV tower, at 468 m...

Xintiandi

Xintiandi was formerly a residential old city area of Shanghai’s prosperous French Quarter. It was transformed in the last decade by preserving its charming 19th century Shikumen lane houses and incorporating modern architecture to turn...

Jade Buddha Temple

In 1882, a Buddhist monk named Huigen brought to Shanghai two magnificent buddhas from Burma by sea. The two buddhas, one reclining and one sitting upright, were carved wholly from solid blocks of jade....

French Concession

The Former French Concession is a part of Shanghai which was administered by the French government for almost a hundred years, from 1849 to 1943. (Concessions were lands given over or conceded...

Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao Tower, or 'Golden Prosperity’ Tower, is an 88-story iconic skyscraper located in the center of the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong New Area, one of the modern business complexes evolving in Shanghai.

Jing’an Temple

Jing'an Temple, or the 'Temple of Peace and Tranquility,' is one of the best-known Buddhist temples in Shanghai, famous for its enormous bronze bell and giant Buddha statues. It located on the busy West...

Shanghai Science And Technology Museum

Presenting a central idea of Mankind, Nature and Technology, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is housed in a glass structured expansion near Century Park. It serves for the purpose of education, research,...

Huaihai Road

Huaihai Road is a 5.5 km road located in Luwan District, and one of the popular tourism spots in Shanghai. It was named in 1950 to commemorate Chinese victory in the Huaihai...

City God Temple

The City God Temple or Temple of the City Gods is the most significant Taoist temple of Shanghai, attracting tourists from all over the world. According to a local saying, ‘One who...

Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum is situated in the Hongkou District, which was formerly a Jewish ghetto. It is located within the Ohel Moshe Synagogue, which was established by Russian Jewish immigrants...

Century Park

Shanghai Century Park is called so because it was opened at the beginning of the new century in the year 2000, and also because it is situated at the end of Century Boulevard, in...

Shanghai World Financial Center

The Shanghai World Financial Center is a taller-than-tall skyscraper situated in Pudong, next to Pudong River in the Lujiazui financial district of Shanghai. To date It is the world's twelfth tallest building,...

Longhua Temple

Longhua Temple, or Luster of the Dragon Temple, is the oldest, largest, grandest, and most authentic and complete ancient Buddhist temple complex in Shanghai. It is a beautiful...

Zhujiajiao Water Town

Zhujiajiao Water Town is one of the four ancient towns in Shanghai, popularly known as Shanghai’s Venice. It is more than 1,700 years old, with archaeological findings dating back to even 5,000...

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, located in the city Centre in People's Square, is a popular tourist attraction. It is ranked #10 amongst the 800+ attractions in Shanghai.   The building was...

Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden, or Garden of Happiness, was a private garden of the Pan family built more than 400 years ago in the times of the Ming Dynasty. It was the largest and most famed garden of...

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is one of the most striking tourist places in Shanghai. Rated among the largest man-made ocean aquariums around the globe, it comprises of two pyramid shaped buildings and covers...

Shanghai Old Street

Shanghai Old Street is a unique street, 825m long, that is a hub of tourist attractions, shopping, leisure, entertainment, history, and culture. This centuries’ old business street is called...

Shanghai Wild Animal Park

Shanghai Wild Animal Park is one of the top rated Tourist places in Shanghai, stretching over an area of 378 acres with approximately 10,000 different species of wildlife animals. Located at about...

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower, at 632 meters and 128 stories high, is China's tallest building, and the second tallest in the world.  It was opened to public in 2015, and is currently a premier...

Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland, opened in 2016, is the most recent of the Disneyland theme parks. Covering 116 hectre, it is located inside the Disney Resort in Pudong