The city of Shanghai, China is the most populous city in China. Over 23 million people call this city their home, making it a metropolis like New York City. It is also a favorite destination for many travelers. The mix of the modern amenities of a big city and the cultural and historical elements of the city offer its visitors many things to do. Business travelers and tourists both like to include the city of Shanghai on their list of places that they need to see. The city offers a wide variety of things to see and do and it may be hard for anyone to take in everything. If you are taking a trip to Shanghai, these are some of the things that you should consider in your planning.
- The Bund – This has been considered a symbol of Shanghai because of the buildings and the waterfront that it rests on. On the west side of The Bund, visitors can see many buildings in just about every style of architecture. There are many things to see and do and tourists have always enjoyed taking a picture of The Bund waterfront with the buildings in the background. While tourists will visit the Bund throughout the day, it might be best to check out this area at night. The period style lamps, the lights from the building and the amazing waterfront are hard for anyone to really describe. They need to be seen in person.
- The Oriental Pearl TV Tower – This site may not have the history that some of the other sites in China do, but it is still impressive. At nearly 1,500 meters, it is the third tallest tower in the world. It is also impressive to see how it was built. It has a very unique design that is almost as amazing as the height of the tower.
- Zhujiajiao Ancient Town – This water town is an example of the history that can be seen in China. It is over 1,700 years old. Tourists enjoy the bridges that allow them to stop and look at the waterways that are beneath them. The buildings in this water city allow people to marvel at the engineering feats that occurred so long ago.
- Shanghai Museum. This is located in the heart of People’s Square. The museum is full of the art that China is so well known for. The 11 galleries and 3 exhibition halls are filled with examples of pottery, bronze, paintings, calligraphy and much more. It is nearly impossible to take in all that this museum has to see in a single day. Admission to the museum is free, but they only offer 8,000 tickets each day and 2,500 of those tickets can be reserved.
- Yuyuan Garden – Like so many other areas in China, this garden is one of the things that visitors must see. The natural beauty that can be seen from the scenic areas is amazing. Despite its relatively small size, the Yuyuan Garden still has plenty to offer for anyone that chooses to visit it. It is open from 8:30 to 5:30 daily and tickets can be bought in advance.