Best Travel Destinations in Shanghai

Shanghai China’s largest city located on the Yangtze River Delta, offers many sightseeing views, attractions and fun to visitors. City also provides opportunities to explore waterside areas. The city has many visiting points including museums, art galleries, gardens, parks, temples, and traditional pagodas. Shanghai is modern in technology and has high-speed railway connections. Here is a list of top attractions in Shanghai.

  • Shanghai’s Promenade: The Bund

The name “bund” is an Anglo-Indian name given to the Zhongshan Lu. It is a broad promenade situated on the west bank of the Huangpujiang River. The bund has 52 buildings, all are constructed in different styles like Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, Romanesque, and Neoclassical. On the Way from north to south, the main buildings are former headquarters of Hong Kong, Shanghai Banking Corporation, Customs offices, the Old Peace Hotel, and the Bank of China. At night the high buildings are lit up in different colors and give beautiful views.

  • Yu Garden (Yuyuan Garden)

The history of Yuyuan Garden is dated back to 16th century. It is also known as the Garden of Happiness. The area is 5-acre, and it was completed in 20 years. Initially, it was a private garden for Ming-dynasty official pan Yunduan and his family. The garden had faced many hits and attacks but still, it is standing with grace and loved by many. The highlights are Heralding Spring Hall, the Lotus Pool, and the Jade Magnificence Hall. The garden remains full of the crowd at peak hours, so decide your visit time accordingly.

  • The Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha temple in the Anyuan Lu district of Shanghai was originally constructed as a home for two jade statues. With the passage of time, the statue collection grew, and it became one of the city’s most popular attractions. Besides jade buddhas, there are also other things that are worth seeing. Grand Hall houses three Golden Buddhas. In the Heavenly King Hall (Tian Wang Dian) there are hour heavenly kings. Second jade Buddha is placed in The Hall of the Reclining. Temple is a secret place for Buddhist monasteries.

  • The Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum located on the People’s Square represents classical Chinese art. The top of the building is round and the base is square, it reflects the traditional Chinese concepts of the earth. The four floors display different artwork and culture. It exhibits both Chinese and English work. Display of Bronzes and ceramics represents the culture of the 19th century. It is also home to ink drawings, calligraphy, seals, collections of jade, coins, art collections from ethnic minorities and furnishings from the Ming and Qing periods.

  • Nanjing Road

Nanjing road constructed in the second half of the 19th century is a point to witness the hustle and bustle of Chinese commerce. It is equivalent to The Fifth Avenue of New York. The main area is a walking street. The road is six miles long having shops and departmental stores such as the iconic Yibai and Jiubai. In sunlight, the architecture is admired but in the night the illuminated logos and brand names give fascinating views. There are also a number of restaurants and cinemas. The road is a hub of entertainment and street performances, especially during holidays.

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