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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

  • teamLab Borderless

    • Address
      Bldg. C-2, 100 Huayuan Gang Lu, near Bansongyuan Lu
      花园港路100号C-2号楼, 近半淞园路
    • Phone

    A futuristic wonderland of a museum, by Japanese digital art collective teamLab. Inside, it's a fantasy world spread across many rooms, with endlessly changing and interactive projections creating a disorienting trip akin to that bit in 2001: A Space Odyssey where... Read more

  • Yu Garden

    • Address
      137 Anren Jie, near Fuyou Lu
      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

  • 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

  • Mr.X

    • Address
      Bldg 1, 550 Jumen Lu, near Quxi Lu
      局门路550号1号楼, 近瞿溪路
    • Phone
      3304 1233

    Mr.X (same name, same concept as the one near Zhongshan Park, but in no way related) is an escape room/room escape center. It works like this: You and a group of friends are locked in a room together––no smartphones, no cameras––and your task is to get out. How?... 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

  • Prada Rong Zhai

    • Address
      186 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      陕西北路186号, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      2218 0200

    Once the residence of Rong Zongjing, a late Qing Dynasty industrialist dubbed "The King of Flour," this western-style garden mansion has worn a couple of different hats over the subsequent decades. In 1949, it was rented to the China Economic Research Institute, in... Read more

  • Shanghai Disney Resort

    • Address
      310 Shendi Xi Lu
      申迪西路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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Xintiandi

    • Address
      Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181弄, 近马当路
    • Phone

    Translated to "New Heaven and Earth", Xintiandi is the ritzy cultural hub in the heart of Shanghai, composed of restored traditional shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys. Xintiandi is one of Shanghai's most popular tourist destinations and home to some of... 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

  • Shanghai Circus World

    • Address
      2266 Gonghe Xin Lu, near Guangzhong Lu
      上海马戏城 共和新路2266号, 近广中路
    • Phone
      5665 3646

    This Epcot Center-styled arena was completely refurbished in 2005 to prepare for ERA: Intersection in Time, the multi-million dollar acrobat/circus show that runs daily. Fetchingly modern, Shanghai Circus World boasts a revolving stage, computer controlled lighting,... Read more

  • Jade Buddha Temple

    • Address
      170 Anyuan Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      安远路170号, 近江宁西路
    • Phone
      6266 3668

    The Jade Buddha Temple is still a working Buddhist monastery. It's home to two white jade Buddhas, carved from a single slab of Burmese jade. One is a sitting Buddha, bejeweled and weighing in at a massive 425lbs. The other is a 1m-long recumbent Buddha. Entrance is... Read more

  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    • Address
      1 Century Avenue, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      世纪大道1号, 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      5879 1888

    Though now overshadowed by the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, this symbol of Shanghai's renaissance still dazzles tourists day and night. Visitors can check out the Shanghai History Museum in the basement or join the (more than likely) massive... Read more

  • Longhua Temple

    • Address
      2853 Longhua Lu, near Longhua Park
      龙华路2853, 近龙华烈士陵园
    • Phone
      6456 6085

    The temple itself consists of four main halls housing numerous statues of Buddha and his disciples. Principle features include an ancient iron bell (rung 108 times on the New Year to bring good fortune to mankind) and the Longhua Pagoda dating back to the Song... Read more

  • Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

    • Address
      300 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu, between The Bund and Lujiazui
      中山东一路300号, 近南京东路, 外滩和陆家嘴之间
    • Phone
      5888 6000

    Tourists with small children might enjoy this low-tech river crossing option. Overpriced and underwhelming, the sightseeing tunnel takes visitors in small cable cars through a tunnel decorated with neon flashing lights. Read more

  • Jinmao Tower

    • Address
      88 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
      世纪大道88号, 近东泰路
    • Phone
      5047 5101

    The Jinmao Tower is the eighty-eight story skyscraper in Pudong's financial district, Lujiazui. It's not the tallest building in Shanghai anymore -- the Shanghai World Financial Center, known affectionately as "the bottle opener", owned that title for a while, before... Read more

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