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Find the best things to do, and places to go in Shanghai.

Top 7 Reasons to Visit Shanghai

Don't know why to visit Shanghai? Check here to get the top reason to visit Shanghai and see the tours recommended.

Cindy Tang
The Top 10 Things to Do in Shanghai

No idea what to do and where to go in Shanghai for the first time? Don't worry, this will get you started.

Top 7 Interesting Things to Do with Your Kids in Shanghai

Want to visit Shanghai with kids in Shanghai? Check here to see our best selected attractions and things to do for children in Shanghai.

The 10 Most Unusual  Museums in Shanghai

Information about the 10 most unusual museums in Shanghai, including Shanghai Typewriter Museum, Animation Museum, Chopsticks Museum and more.

Anusuya Mitra
Enjoying Shanghai's Waterfront

Shanghai has a thriving waterfront complete with riverside walks, docks, riverboat restaurants, towering skylines, and gardens.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Top Five  Free Things to Do in Shanghai

A list of top five free things to do in Shanghai, including visiting free museums, appreciating Chinese artistic works, strolling the best streets and visiting ancient water towns.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The Top 10 Churches to Attend in Shanghai

There are many churches of various denominations to attend while on a trip to or tour of Shanghai.

Shanghai Massage Centers and Spas — Relaxing Recommendations

Recommended massage centers and spas in Shanghai, including the themed spas and specialists like Zen Massage, Taipan Spa, and Skin city 5.5.

Top 5 Old Streets in Shanghai to Explore Old Shanghai

Introducing to the old streets and old buildings in Shanghai which tell you the history of Shanghai, including Sinan Road, Huashan Road, West Wuding Road, Changle Road and more.

The Most Romantic Places in Shanghai

Shanghai offers many romantic places and date activities: beautiful parks, art galleries, restaurants, ice-skating, ballroom dancing...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Popular Ski Sites around Shanghai

A recommendation of the popular ski resorts around Shanghai, including Lin'an Daming Mountain, An'ji Jiangnan Tianchi, and Ningbo Shangliang.

Unusual Things to See in Shanghai

Keep a look out for interesting things that you may see in Shanghai, like sidewalk barbers, pulled noodles, and dancing in the parks.

Christy Campbell
The Best Parks in Shanghai

Recommended some of the Best Parks in Shanghai for leisure and relax, including Century Park, People's Park, Xujiahui Park, Zhongshan Park, and Gongqing Forest Park.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Love the Leisure in Xitang Ancient Water Town

A travel story recording a leisurely trip to Xitang Ancient Water Town, which is about 90 kilometers from central Shanghai.

The Top 7 Museums in Shanghai

The detailed travel information about the top seven Shanghai museums include Shanghai Museum, the Natural History Museum, and Urban Planning Exhibition Center.

Top 10 Spots to Enjoy the Awesome Night View of Shanghai

Recommended the best places to see night scenery in Shanghai, including the Bund, Nanjing Road, Xintiand, People's Square, Xujiahui and more.

Ruru Zhou
Best Cycling Routes around Shanghai

This article recommends you several best cycling routes around Shanghai, and offers information about how to rent a bike.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Top Golf Courses in Shanghai

This article provides some data about golf courses in Shanghai.

The Best Laundries in Shanghai

Location and contact information of the Best Laundries in Shanghai, including Shanghai-USA GEP Dry Cleaning Chain, Fornet, and Witters Laundry Shop in Qingpu.

Cindy Tang
The Best Photography Spots in Shanghai

Most go to the Bund to see the Shanghai skyline. However, there are many other vantage points for grand views and great photos...

Anusuya Mitra
The Top 8 Festivals in Shanghai

We recommend that you include at least one of these festivals in your Shanghai itinerary. This page will help you choose and match your dates as appropriate.

Anusuya Mitra
Shanghai: A Global Centre of Art Deco

The best architectural sights in Shanghai are not just the sky scrapers, but also include some best art deco architecture in the world.

Cindy Tang
Top 9 Art Galleries in Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the contemporary art capitals of Asia if not the world. In such a huge city finding the art venues can be difficult but art is often found in extraordinary places. Here are few of the best places to explore.

Christy Campbell
Shanghai's Top Cultural Performances

Shanghai Cultural Performances include puppet and shadow theater productions, orchestral music, acrobatics, and kung fu.

Ruru Zhou
Locally Grown Coffee: Where to Try and Buy in Shanghai

A brief lowdown on coffee in China and where to try and buy the best coffee in Shanghai.

Christy Campbell
Redefining Made in China

While "Made in China" might not be the best earmark, a bevy of local brands are disproving the stereotype and providing something better.

Christy Campbell
Uncovering Shanghai's Oldest Buildings

The oldest buildings in Shanghai are including Jing'an Temple, the Astor House Hotel, and St. Ignatius Cathedral.

Cindy Tang
10  Disappearing Things of Shanghai

These 10 things were quite common in old Shanghai, but they are disappearing, and people will never see them in the near future.

Annie Wu
Top 3 Lavender Gardens around Shanghai

The article introduce the three best places to see lavender around Shanghai, including Shanghai Ancol Dreamland Herb Farm, Chongming Island Zihailuyuan Romantic Garden and more.

Annie Wu
Best Places to see Fall Foliage in Shanghai

Best places to see fall colors in and around Shanghai with photos, best time to go, transportation, tours and more.

4 Best Places to Escape the Summer Heat in Shanghai

When it gets sweltering and humid in Shanghai, enjoy a nearby cooler locale nearby — islands, mountains, lakes, water parks.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Shanghai’s Top 7 Attractions for Autumn Outings

The article introduces 7 best places for autumn outings in and around Shanghai.

Ruru Zhou
Rafting around Shanghai — the 7 Best Places

The 7 best rafting places around Shanghai with location, rafting details, transportation and other travel tips.

Annie Wu
Top Water Parks in Shanghai

Information about the top 3 Water Parks in Shanghai, including Maya Beach, Dino Beach, Dakang water parks with Address, opening hours, transportation and other travel tips.

Annie Wu