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Shanghai

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Gardens
Pearl of the Orient
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East. Home to 24 million people, the giant city serves as one of the world's top financial centers, with a booming economy resting on various heavy industries. For casual travelers, a vacation in Shanghai offers the perfect opportunity to soak in China's unique cultural flavor, yet also experience one of its most westernized urban centers. Featuring a famous skyline of sky-scraping structures, the city boasts a range of historic Art Deco buildings, Buddhist temples, Jesuit cathedrals, Jewish synagogues, and landscaped gardens serving as the area's green lungs. Plan your holiday in Shanghai and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our China trip builder.
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Popular things to do in Shanghai

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Scenic Walking Area
The Bund (Wai Tan)
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Observation Deck
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Observation Deck
Shanghai World Financial Center
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Shanghai

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Shopping
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Spin Ceramics
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping
Three on the Bund
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Shanghai

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Travel China Guide
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Religious Site
Longhua Temple
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Heping Fandian
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Shanghai

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Historic Walking Area
Xitang Ancient Town Jiashan County
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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World heritage site
Humble Administrator's Garden Suzhou
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Tongli Town Suzhou
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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World heritage site
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou Suzhou
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Shanghai

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Specialty Museum
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
China Art Museum
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Shanghai

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Religious Site
Jing'an Temple
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Religious Site
Shanghai Shengsanyi Church
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Historic Site
Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Shanghai Confucian Temple
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nightlife
UnTour Shanghai Food Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Wan Ling Tea House
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Bike Tour
Culture Shock Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Garden
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

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