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  • South Bund Fabric Market

    • Address
      399 Lujiabang Lu, near Nancang Jie
      陆家浜路399号, 近南仓街
    • Phone

    The famous Shanghai "Fabric Market" is home to hundereds of tailors and seamstresses, and is the city's prime destination for bespoke clothing garments. If it can be stitched and sewn, they can do it for you at the South Bund Fabric Market. Payment is mostly in... Read more

  • Yu Garden

    • Address
      137 Anren Jie, near Fuyou Lu
      豫园, 安仁街137号, 近福佑路
    • Phone
      6326 0830

    Tourist destination with markets selling everything from tea, antiques, Chinese seals, souvenirs and toys to everyday items and clothing. Toys, Christmas decorations and random weirdness can be found in two of the buidlings surrounding the main Yu Garden. Read more

  • Shanghai Disney Resort

    • Address
      310 Shendi Xi Lu
      迪西路310号
    • Phone
      2099 8002

    The wonderful, fabulous land of the Mouse, it's Shanghai's own slice of the Disney universe. This is the greater area, inside which you'll find Shanghai Disneyland Park, featuring the largest Disney castle in the world, as well as the hotel, and Disneytown, the... Read more

  • Propaganda Poster Art Centre

    • Address
      B/F, Bldg 4, 868 Huashan Lu, near Fuxing Lu
      华山路868号4号楼, 近复兴西路
    • Phone
      6211 1845

    Located in the basement of a cluster of highrises on Huashan Lu, Propaganda Poster Art Center has a collection of hundreds of original posters from the Mao years as well as a gift shop selling Mao-era paraphernalia, original and copied propaganda posters, and various... Read more

  • Dino Beach

    • Address
      78 Xinzhen Lu, near Gudai Lu
      新镇路78号, 近顾戴路
    • Phone
      6478 3333

    As Shanghai's only water park, Dino Beach has the distinction of being one of city's top summer destinations. The park boasts a huge wave pool (apparently Asia's largest), numerous water slides, kiddie pools, concession stands serving Western fast food fare, and a... Read more

  • Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

    • Address
      158 Yincheng Bei Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      上海海洋水族馆, 银城北路158号, 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      5877 9988

    A popular attraction for visiting and local families, the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is the largest and most varied in China, and home to some 10,000 varieties of sea creatures, as well as the longest underwater tunnel in the world. Jellyfish, giant sting rays, sharks,... Read more

  • M50 Art District

    • Address
      50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
      莫干山路50号, 近昌化路
    • Phone
      n/a

    50 Moganshan Lu, better known as M50, is Shanghai's most famous "gallery district," home to over 50 gallery spaces in Shanghai, and offers a cross-section of emerging Shanghainese and Chinese artists, working in a wide range of styles and mediums. Great for a day's... Read more

  • Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

    • Address
      100 Renmin Da Dao, near Xizang Lu
      上海城市规划展示馆, 人民大道100号, 近西藏路
    • Phone
      6318 4477

    One of Shanghai's best and most visited museums, the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall at People's Square documents the changing face of Shanghai and is an essential vising point for those interested in the evolution of the city. A perfect scale model of the entire city... Read more

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

    • Address
      People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      人民公园, 南京西路231号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      6327 1282

    The best part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA) is the prime location smack dab in a lovely green portion of People's Square. Sunlight and panoramic views pour in through the museum's floor to ceiling glass walls. International exhibitions are the... Read more

  • China Art Museum

    • Address
      161 Shangnan Lu, near Guozhan Lu
      上南路205号, 近国展路
    • Phone
      400 921 9021

    A vast art museum, housed in the former Chinese Expo pavilion over in Pudong. Works on display span modern and contemporary periods, and there's also a steady rotation of temporary exhibitions, including lots from abroad. Good to know: it's free to get in, but you... Read more

  • Taikang Lu (Tianzi Fang)

    • Address
      Tianzifang, Lane 210 Taikang Lu, near Sinan Lu
      田子坊, 泰康路210弄, 近思南路
    • Phone

    What was originally a 420-meter-long Taikang Lu is now expanded into the neighboring lane ways to be more then double the size, between Ruijin and Sinan Lu was initially slated to be Shanghai's "art street" back in 1998 when a former candy factory was renovated to... Read more

  • Science & Technology Museum

    • Address
      2000 Century Avenue, near Jinxiu Lu
      世纪大道2000号, 近锦绣路
    • Phone
      6862 2000

    This is Shanghai's main science museum and it's a good day out, especially if you have kids. It's split into two wings, one of which is full of slightly moth-eaten stuffed animals, the other with interactive exhibits about computing, robotics, cells, space travel and... Read more

  • The Portman Ritz-Carlton

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    • Address
      Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      上海波特曼丽嘉大酒店, 上海商城, 南京西路1376号, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6279 8888

    The Portman-Ritz Carlton complex is an expat haven on Nanjing Lu. This five-star hotel is optimal for business conferences, with dozens of meeting rooms, multiple bars, lounges and restaurants. Although it's tough to build an uglier complex (Shanghai has done it) the... Read more

  • Wanna Travel

    • Address
      1401 Kangding Lu, near Yuyao Lu
      康定路1401号, 近余姚路
    • Phone
      137 6488 4661

    Competitively priced travel agency specializing in Shanghai weekenders for expats. English, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Chinese-speaking guides available for getaways like Moganshan, Anhui hikes, and adventure sports like paragliding and white water rafting.... Read more

  • Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund

    • Address
      585 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Fuxing Dong Lu
      中山东二路585号, 近复兴东路
    • Phone
      3302 9999

    Hip boutique hotel from the Intercontinental Group with 184 rooms (including 23 suites), smack on the south Bund riverfront. Read more

  • Jing'an Temple

    • Address
      1686 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      南京西路1686号, 近华山路
    • Phone
      6256 6366

    Originally built in 247 BC, relocated and rebuilt in the 1880s and recently thoroughly reconstructed, this Buddhist temple is one of the major tourist draws in Shanghai. For 50rmb visitors can view the three main halls and their assorted historical relics. If you are... Read more

  • Shanghai Tower Observation Deck

    • Address
      501 Yincheng Zhong Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      银城中501号, 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone

    The newest and tallest -- as of August 2016 -- architectural statement in Shanghai, the Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in China and the second tallest building in the entire world (only the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is taller). It houses the highest... Read more

  • Hyatt on the Bund

    • Address
      199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
      外滩茂悦大酒店 黄浦路199号, 近武昌路
    • Phone
      6393 1234

    Considered site to some of the best views of the Shanghai skyline, the Hyatt on the Bund has make a big impression on the city's hotel scene. The hotel is in a good spot for many of Shanghai's top tourist spots including Xintiandi, the Shanghai Grand Theatre and... Read more

  • Shanghai Museum

    • Address
      201 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      上海博物馆, 人民大道201号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      6372 3500

    The top of the Shanghai Museum is shaped like an ancient Chinese cooking pot, so it should be tough to miss. Eleven galleries spread over four floors offer an artistic historical tour of the Middle Kingdom dating from as far back as 20 centuries B.C.E. Jade, Ming and... Read more

  • Park Hyatt Shanghai

    • Address
      Shanghai World Financial Center, 79-93/F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
      世纪大道100号, 上海环球金融中心79-93楼, 近东泰路
    • Phone
      6888 1234

    Park Hyatt Shanghai is a sophisticated modern Chinese residence occupying the 79th to 93rd floors of the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC), otherwise known as "The Vertical Complex City". Situated in the heart of the Lujiazui business district in Pudong, the... Read more