Best 10 Things to Do in Shanghai

Shanghai is a vibrant high-paced city of bright lights, towering skyscrapers, treasure chest of styles from its colonial period, bustling markets, and creative energy.

Luckily the metro system is insanely efficient and there is so much to occupy your time whether it’s a look at the old, the new, or the mixing of the two in this dynamic metropolis.

The Bund

The Pudong side of Shanghai with its enormous collection of ridiculous skyscrapers and the Huangpu River flowing through with its barges and cruise ships.  


Ancient town where you feel like you’re transported to another world but of course on a smaller scale than Zhujiajiao.  If you don’t want to commute too far, Qibao may be the choice for you!

One of the best travel destinations in Shanghai because it gives you a small sense of what it was like to live here in olden times despite how commercial it is today. 

Yu Yuan & Cheng Huang Miao

Tian Zi Fang

This is an arts and crafts neighbourhood that has developed from a renovated residential area in the French Concession area. area.


Shanghai is known for their xiao long bao. They’re not exactly the cheapest in the city but honestly I haven’t come across any other  restaurant that can beat their quality.


Shanghai consistently outdoes itself when it comes to high-rise towers and skyscrapers. From the Bund, there’s a dazzling array of them lit up every night.

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