Welcome to Shanghai
Shanghai is the largest city in population and economy. It is the top gateway city in China, receiving 45.7 million foreign visitors in 2019.
As the most developed and prosperous city in China, the colonial signs are still retained in the Bund, which is the top must-see in Shanghai.
Architectures and Skyscrapers
The home to the world's second-tallest tower, Shanghai Tower. In addition, there are more than 10 buildings over 270 meters in height. Therefore, Shanghai is also known as the "Magic City". Besides these skycrapers, the historical sites such as The French Concession in the Bund, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, Stone Gate Housing are also the best places for architecuture lovers.
Located on the banks of the Huangpu River, it is one of the most symbolic scenic spots in Shanghai. There are dozens of foreign buildings of different styles lined up along the road. On the other side of the river, there are skyscrapers such as Jinmao Tower and the World Financial Center. At night, the neon lights on both sides of the Huangpu River are in full bloom, you can experience the charm and romance of the "City that never sleeps".
Yu Garden is a classical garden of southern China, was originally a private garden in the Ming Dynasty, with a history of more than 450 years. It’s better to go inside the Yu Garden during the day, while the City God Temple scenic area can travel at night. The lights at night are very beautiful, especially the annual Spring Festival lantern show.
Zhujiajiao Water Town nearest to Shanghai is one of the four famous historical and cultural towns in Shanghai. The small bridges and flowing water in the town are full of ancient meaning, showing the epitome of the water town of southern China. There are many specialty snack bars on North Street, including the famous Apo Zong (Grandma's Sticky Rice Dumplings), as well as a variety of exquisite pastries. Taking a small boat is the best way to admire the beauty of the town.
The rapid development of Shanghai has gradually blurred the outline of the old city. The narrow lanes called 'Longtang' reflect the old generation of Shanghainese's longing for "home". Auntie in pajamas with curling heads; dazzling array of roadside stalls on the side of the road; old people sitting on benches at the end of the alley; children running around; these small fragments of life sketch out the simplest life style in Shanghai.
Shanghai Disneyland is the first Disney theme park in mainland China. The park is divided into seven theme parks: Mickey Street, Fantasy Garden, Dream World, Adventure Island, Treasure Bay, Tomorrowland and Disney Pixar Toy Story. The park has the world's largest Disney castle "Fantasy Fairy Tale Castle". Visitors can interact with many Disney friends in the park and experience a unique immersive experience.
The nightlife in Shanghai always brings us fascinating fantasy. The towering skyscrapers, the babbling vinyl records of the old western-style houses, the hawking of the small cages on the street... When the lights on, Shanghai would show her another side of face, from the busy traffic through the traffic to the modern era of the prosperous city.
Extension Destinations Around Shanghai
Shanghai is the gateway city and transportation hub, you can reach any places of China from Shanghai.
Huangshan (Yellow Mountains): Less than 3 hours high speed train from Shanghai, it is one of the top landscape photography destinations in China.
Hangzhou & West Lakes: Only 50 minutes high speed train from Shanghai, experience another high-tech city and visit the beautiful West Lake.
Wuzhen & Tongli Water Town: Drive two hours out of Shanghai, the small and relaxing water towns like Wuzhen and Tongli are the best day trip escapes.