Here are the top 17 tourist attractions to see in Shanghai:

1. The Bund

4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The Bund is an iconic waterfront area of Shanghai. It is the most popular tourist attraction of the city.

2. People's Square

4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
2 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The People's Square is a large public sqaure in the the heart of the city of Shanghai.

3. Yuyuan Garden

4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The Yuyuan Garden, or simply the Yu Garden, is a 5 acre space of absolute beauty, history and serenity in Shanghai.

4. Jade Buddha Temple

3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
4 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The Jade Buddha Temple is home to two stunning white jade Buddha statues which were brought into the country in the late 19th century.

5. Oriental Pearl Tower

3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
5 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

At 468 metres, the Oriental Pearl Tower is one of the tallest TV towers in the world. It is a piece of architectural genius and houses many interesting attractions.

6. Shanghai World Financial Centre

3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
6 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Centre is the fourth highest structure in all of China and 9th tallest anywhere in the world.

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7. Shanghai Museum

3.7 /5

0 km
from city center
7 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The Shanghai Museum is one of the top most modern museums in the world. It houses large collections of ancient Chinese arts.

8. City God Temple

3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The City God Temple was built way back in the early 15th century and has had a very rich and interesting history. It is today dedicated to three Chinese individuals considered as city gods of Shanghai.æ

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9. Shanghai Tower

3.6 /5

3 km
from city center
9 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

Shanghai Tower is China's tallest standing structure, and the world's second tallest, soaring into the skies at a height of 632 metres. Only the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is taller than the Shanghai Tower.

10. Urban Planning Exhibition Centre

3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
10 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

Located in People's Square, this building is an exhibiton centre, displaying an interesting perspective of this metropolis' urban planning and history, complete with scaled models and exhibits.

11. Jin Mao Tower

3.5 /5

3 km
from city center
11 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The Jin Mao Tower is the third tallest building in China, standing at a height of 420 metres tall. It is the location of the Grand Hyatt and also panoramic views of the city.

12. Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

3.4 /5

3 km
from city center
12 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is a fantastic and modern aquarium located in Lujiazui. It displays marine animals of all kinds from all over the world.

13. Shanghai Grand Theatre

3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
13 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The third of the buildings in People's Avenue, the Shanghai Grand Theatre has one of the best performance stages in the world.æ

14. Longhua Temple

3.3 /5

7 km
from city center
14 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

Longhua is a Buddhist temple on the street of the same name and is also Shanghai's largest and oldest temple, tracing itÍs roots back to 242 AD.

15. Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

3.3 /5

7 km
from city center
15 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The Science and Technology museum is one of the largest, most fascinating and busiest museums in all of China.

16. Shanghai New International Expo Centre

3.2 /5

9 km
from city center
16 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

Shanghai New International Expo Centre is Shanghai's premier international centre of exhibitions.

17. Shanghai French Concession

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
17 out of 17
places to visit in Shanghai

The area which was signed off for settlement to the French back in 1849. Today it still retains it's distinct European atmosphere.

FAQs on Shanghai

What are the top activities in Shanghai?

The top activities in Shanghai are Shanghai Disneyland Ticket, Airport Transfers (SHA/PVG) for Shanghai (Multiple Car Models), [Klook Exclusive] Shanghai Disneyland Meal Voucher, Shanghai Disneyland Resort Ticket - 45 Days Pre-sale Period, Oriental Pearl Tower (QR Code Direct Entry), Shanghai Tower 118th Floor Observation Deck.

What are the top hotels in Shanghai?

There are 1368 Hotels in Shanghai which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Shanghai are GreenTree Alliance ShangHai JiangQiao West JinShaJiang Road Hotel, GreenTree Inn Shanghai MinHang ZhuanQiao Metro Station ZhuanXing E) Road Shell Hotel, 1905 Cafe Biyun Apartment, Reunion International Residence, Sunnyhouse Apartment, Hanting Hotel Shanghai Zhenhua Road. You can see all the hotels in Shanghai here

How can I commute within Shanghai?

Shanghai is quite efficiently connected throughout via its public transport system. It has the world's largest metro and bus networks, with 14 lines and 329 station in the former and more than a thousand routes in the latter. Thousands of taxis operate in the city as well. Overall, getting around in Shanghai is an easy task and all public transport can be paid for with the Shanghai Public Transportation Card, which has a refundable and a non-refundable card system.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Shanghai?

The top sightseeing places in Shanghai are The Bund, People's Square, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai World Financial Centre.
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