Discover Shanghai, China

An exciting and vibrant city located in the heart of China

Discover a beautiful and bustling city located in the eastern region of China. With a population of over 24 million people, it is considered one of the world’s largest cities. Shanghai is a global financial center and a hub for international trade, making it a magnet for business travellers and tourists alike. The city boasts a rich cultural heritage, with many historical sites, museums, and art galleries to explore. 

Visitors can also indulge in the local cuisine, which is known for its unique blend of sweet and savoury flavours. From towering skyscrapers to serene parks, it offers something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking adventure, culture, or business opportunities, this is the place to be. So pack your bags and discover all that this vibrant city has to offer!

The Bund

Discover the Bund, the most popular place, with its colonial buildings and skyscraper, Symbolic of colonial ,the Bund has dozens of buildings of various architectural styles.

For a century, the Bund has been one of the most recognizable symbols and the pride of Shanghai. The architecture along the Bund is a living museum of the colonial history of the 1800s. You’ve never been to Shanghai if you haven’t seen the Bund.

Discover one of the four municipalities of the People’s Republic of China. It is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze, and the Huangpu River flows through it. 

 

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road is Shanghai’s busiest shopping street lined with top-end shopping malls, old-brand shops, and traditional eateries.

Forget sightseeing, you could spend a week shopping in Beijing. 

From frenzied markets stacked on several floors selling everything, cheap clothing and pearls, lovely laid-back alleys full of quaint shops, and international retail, Beijing has it all.

You can see the road from our hotel room. It is always busy. Every morning we can see people dancing or learning dancing.

 

Tongli Water Town

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the charming and traditional Chinese town of Suzhou, which is located just 1.5 hours away from Shanghai. This historic village has a rich history dating back 1000 years and is classified as a water town, or canal town, due to its numerous bridges, rivers, and canals. Although there are similar towns throughout China, those in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces are particularly well-known.

 

Tongli Water Town in Suzhou is one of the top six ancient towns in the regions south of the Yangtze River in China, which is world-reputed as the “Oriental Venice”. The town boasts more than 2000 years of history, authentic features of old buildings, rich old rivers, and simple folk culture of locals. It’s an amazing place to visit.

 

Our day began with sunny weather, but it quickly turned rainy, resulting in hazy and humid conditions. Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food, unique shops, and breathtaking scenery of this wonderful place. It’s a shame that my photos didn’t capture the gray skies.

Yu Garden

Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai at Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi. It abuts the Tourist Mart, the Teahouse, and the Yu Garden Bazaar.

 

Yu Yuan – a Garden Oasis in the Center of Shanghai’s Old City

 

Yu Garden is believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai.

Beautiful to visit, but crowded.

Fuyou Road

When traveling to the Yuyuan City God Temple in Shanghai, you will come across Fuyou Road. Compared to the modern city of Shanghai, Fuyou Road’s area is quaint, and the imitation of the Ming and Qing Dynasties buildings is exceptional.

 

Fuyou Road is a well-known street in Shanghai, China that holds immense historical and cultural significance. Located in the heart of the city, Fuyou Road boasts numerous shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. The street is famous for its impressive architecture, which ranges from traditional Chinese buildings to modern high-rises. 

 

Along Fuyou Road, there are several historical landmarks to explore, including the renowned City God Temple and the Shanghai Wax Museum. 

 

You can enjoy exploring the unique shops and restaurants, experiencing the local culture and cuisine, and taking in the stunning views of the city. 

 

Fuyou Road is an important commercial street in the Yuyuan tourist area, with a section spanning over 300 meters that houses various commercial buildings, including the Fuyou Commercial Building, Silver Building, Old Temple Gold and Silver Building, the First Shopping Center of Chenghuang Temple, Jewellery District, and more. 

 

With its rich history and diverse offerings, Fuyou Road is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Shanghai.

 

The French Quarter

By chance, we stumbled upon the French Quarter, which is best explored by foot. Depending on your desired coverage and distance, it could take up to 7 kilometres. 

I was most intrigued by the well-preserved old architectural buildings from the French concession period, which offer a glimpse into the past. 

 

The French Concession was once a residential area for French residents, and it is now a popular spot for tourists and ex-pats to enjoy cafes, tree-lined streets, and Tudor-style houses. If you’re seeking to admire the captivating architecture and explore a variety of good Chinese and regional restaurants, this area is a must-visit. 

Additionally, there are plenty of interesting shops to explore. It is amazing to discover Shangai by walking everywhere.

 

My top 11 Things to do in Shanghai

 

1*Enjoy green spaces at Yuyuan Garden

2*Observe Shanghai from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower

3*Bird’s-eye view the city from The Shanghai Tower

4*Walk and Shop along Nanjing Road

5*Stroll around in a Watertown

6*Enjoy exhibits at the Shanghai Museum

7*Relax, walk, eat, and shop in Tianzifang/Xintiandi

8*See Shanghai’s European architecture

9*Take a leisurely walk into the past

10*Enjoy Shanghai cuisine

11*Admire the classic skyline at the Bund

One Response

  1. I love the pictures, reminds me of the one time I visited Shanghai! Such a cool city. I didn’t hit some of the sights you mentioned, so will have to visit them next time I go back.

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