Shanghai conjures images of a busy and bustling urban center, and that is a fairly accurate description. In terms of population, it is the largest city in China, with more than 20 million people living there. It is also a very popular destination for tourists who want to explore China and one of her busiest cities.
While staying in Shanghai, visitors will find themselves with a lot of choices when it comes to sightseeing. Some of the most popular attractions and can’t miss sights follow.
This busy waterfront is the image that most people see when thinking of Shanghai. From The Bund, you can see the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, a statue of Marshall Chen Yi, and a large mural. The Bund is especially beautiful as seen at night from the Huangpu River. Being one of the most well known features of Shanghai, The Bund is something that you don’t want to miss.
Jade Buddha Temple
Located in the western part of Shanghai, the Jade Buddha Temple is something that all visitors should see. It was build more than 100 years ago to house two relics: jade Buddha statues. Today, it is a tranquil place and a popular tourist destination that houses a number of relics. If the hectic pace of the city is too much for you, take a trip to the Jade Buddha Temple and see how much more relaxed you feel!
This is the most well known shopping street in Shanghai, and if you are into fashion and looking for something to take home with you from your vacation, then you will want to stop here. The road is nearly three and a half miles long and is full of shops and specialty stores of every ilk, as well as cafes and hotels.
There is no better way to learn about the history of the city than to take a trip to the Shanghai Museum, located in the People’s Square in the heart of the city. The building is ultra modern, and is filled with treasures and artwork from China’s past. Anyone visiting the museum will come away with a renewed appreciation of the nation’s history.
Vacationers will find plenty of other things in Shanghai to keep them busy, from a visit to the Shanghai Zoo to the Qibao Ancient Water Town. Regardless of where you go, you are sure to have a good trip.