Top Things to Do in Shanghai
Shanghai, China's largest and most prosperous city, exudes an atmosphere of self-confidence and vitality, and for that reason alone is worth a visit, even though the city isn't exactly brimming with sightseeing venues . Instead, the beauty of Shanghai lies in the city's more subtle charms, for example, its contrasts between the old and the modern, between Colonial China and the New China. You can also check out recommended top things to do, attractions and destinations to visit in China
Maglev train ride from Pudong Airport to the city center is a perfect way to feel Shanghai.
It offers an out-of-the-ordinary facet of Shanghai in sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of this great metropolis.
Shanghai Museum has large collection of rare cultural relics which are over 120,000 pieces.
From here, you will find the best of Shanghai’s contemporary artists as well as emerging talent.
It is the only remaining flea market in Shanghai that is still devoted to selling antiques.
The cruise boats offer an excellent view of the famous colonial-era buildings that make up the Bund.
Xin Tian Di in Shanghai has groups of historic Shanghai-style architecture, a cluster of western bars and cafés.
The Bund is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai.
Nanjing Road is one of the most important commercial and tourist streets in Shanghai,
If you’re stunned by Shanghai today, go to see how it will look in 2020.
Towering high above Pudong New Area, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower has been the outstanding landmark of Shanghai .
The structure features 3 floors of underground parking, shops and a conference center.
There are performances by one of Shanghai's best acrobatic troupes here most nights.
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Hi Thet, it is hard to tell which nightclub is most relax & enjoyable as they are different. Below are some Bars for your reference:
Cloud 9 Bar
Situated on the 87th floor of Grand Hyatt, the world's tallest hotel, Cloud 9 Bar is one of the most favorite bars in Shanghai for visitors from all around the world. It is quite a romance for people to sit peacefully in the bar, and looking down the city to appreciate the 360 degree splendour of Shanghai. Westerners like to enjoy their tall drinks in the Sky Lounge one floor up where they can sit on the deck and gaze out on the curve of the earth.
- Cloud 9 Bar is not so easy to be found, especially for foreigners who have never been in the hotel before. People should take lifts for three times before they can find the bar. First take a lift to 54th floor, then again take a lift in the hall of the 54th floor to the 85th floor, and then take another life on the 85th floor to the 87th floor, where the bar is located.
- However, if you are tired of looking for lifts, feel free to let the discreet waitors show you the way.
The Club is located in quiet Renaissance Park. It is divided into infield and outfield. The infield is a lounge bar. People can relax themselves by lying on the soft sofas. The outfield is a garden. Every weekend, the bar holds different parties about different topics.
- Address: Renaissance Park, NO.2 Gaolan Road
Sunday to Wednesday: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
Thursday to Saturday: 9:00 pm to 4:00 am
B.A.T.S is like a big storehouse. Every month, there is a topic party. Every 21:30, a band begins to perform. Every 4 months the band is changed. Most of the bands are from America or Canada.
- Address: Basement of Shangri-la Hotel, NO.33 Fucheng Road
Sunday to Thursday: 6:00 pm to 2:00 am
Friday to Saturday: 6:00 pm to 3:00 am
You may think Bar 505 is located on the 5th floor but it is located on the second floor. It is a German country style bar. You can choose beer brewd in different German cities. The foods, such as salads, beef and sausages, are also German style. They also supply German stytle buffets.
- Address:Second Floor of Helen Hotel, NO.505 Nanjing East Road
Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 pm to 1:30 am (next day)
Friday to Saturday: 11:00 pm to 2:30 am (next day)
It a Rockin' Roll Bar. Every one is dancing crazily. The lights are very impressive. They have ball-shape lights, branch-shape lights, and droplights. Every light is encouraging the desire of dancing. More than 600 CDs are at your disposal. No Chinese CD.
- Address: NO.907 Julu Road
- Open Hours: 6:30 pm to 2:00 am
It is a music bar. You can feel the attractiveness of music at every corner of the bar. Romance, heartthrob, gentleness and music are four main elements of the bar.
- Address: NO.48 Qinghai Road
- Open Hours: 10:00 pm to 0:00 am
It is a disco bar. You'd better wear your dancing shoes because the great music would force you to dance with people around you. The first sunshine is the signal to end your dancing party. Happy hours are from 5:30 PM to 20:30 PM. Every kind of alcoholic beverage is cheaper than usual.
Address: NO.180 Maoming South Road
Open Hours: 5:30 pm to 9:00 am
Paulaner was originally used as a name of an abbey in 1643. 3 centuries have passed, the abbey has disappeared but its name was used as a famous beer's name. The band in the bar is excellent, they can sing both Chinese and English songs very well.
- Address: No.150 Fenyang Road
- Opening Hours: 5:00 pm to 2:00 am
Blues & Jazz
It looks like an old European bar. Wooden tables, wooden chairs and big black and white photos of famous Jazz singers make you think Jazz music is so beautiful.
- Address: NO.2419 Hongqiao Road
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 2:00 pm to 2:00 am
The bar is also a restaurant. They provide Italian-style food. People usually just go there for lunch. In the evening, there are performances by Philippine bands. The bands are good at making you excited. It is a good place to hold parties with your friends.
- Address: NO.169 Taicang Road
- Open Hours: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Cups of whole-hearted-prepared red wine and warm ray make you think you are in old America. Music pulls you back to the colorful times. Waiters' decent uniforms can also warm you.
- Address: NO.907 Julu Road
- Open Hours: 8:00 pm to 0:00 + am(not fixed)
Hi Zac, it would be a little push if it is Feb.28 - Mar. 3. I suggest that you skip Wuxi and spend the days in Shanghai and Suzhou. I am very glad to propose an itinerary for you. Please kindly let me know the number of people and the class of hotel: 3/4/5 star?Whitney Liao replied on 2013-02-21
Hi Michelle, Beijing, Xian and Shanghai are the most popular cities in China for most of the visitors. You can spend 2-3 days for each of them.
Attractions in Xian: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Hanyang Tomb, Huashan Mountain, Great Mosque, etc.
Attractions in Shanghai: the Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, then Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Zhujiajiao Water Town, etc.
The beaches in Sanya, Hannan Province is amazingly beautiful.
We can design this tour for you. Please let me know the number of people, class of hotels, starting date of the tour, entering and departing cities, then we will send you a tentative itinerary.Whitney Liao replied on 2012-11-20
I updated this article on January 14, 2013
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