Things to do for Backpackers in Shanghai, China 

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    17 reviews

    Beautiful art streets combining arts and crafts, restaurants, cafes... walking into the alleys is such a wonderful experience!

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  • 2

    The Bund

    78 reviews

    One of the best views in the world. The old and the new side separated by a river. If you want to escape the many tourist try to find a top building bar or restaurant. If you dont want to spend a lot of money for a drink. Just walk a little to the right, and you will see less ...

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  • 3

    People's Square

    31 reviews

    back to the beginning of 21st century, it's the heart of Shanghai. it's also a landmark of Shanghai's development. It's close to pretty much everywhere, If you take subway line 1 or line 2, you will get there very easily. You will see tons of different activities going on there.

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    French Concession

    30 reviews

    The French Concession is one of the best areas to have a walk in Shanghai. In contrast to the rest of the city, the buildings aren't that high and look very European (of course, because they were actually built by Europeans:) ).. There're lots of shops and boutiques, so you can combine your walk with a shopping spree.

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  • 5

    Jin Mao Tower

    17 reviews

    Located in the financial district of Pudong, the Jin Mao Tower is an impressive addition to the Shanghai urban skyline. The Grand Hyatt is also based here. To view Shanghai in all its metropolis glory, I would suggest coming at night.

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  • 6

    Fabric Market Shanghai

    15 reviews

    Prepare to be overwhelmed. The South Bund Fabric Market is not for the faint of heart, but it is also a great place to score some amazing deals on one-of-a-kind fashions. Come with an idea in mind (or even better, with photos in hand) of a garment you want made--from suits to jackets to a traditional chinese qipao. Then all ...

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  • 7


    19 reviews

    Well, its always good to go to a bar that knows you.. (after spending much money with them). M1nt is actually a chain, last i heard, they had one in Hong Kong as well.

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  • 8

    Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    72 reviews

    this tower is great.. having three levels of lookout points (the highest at 350m), you get an excellent view over Shanghai. Beneath the view, the tower has to offer lots more, like an arcade hall, a rollercoaster in the lowest pearl (at around 100m), a museum of the development of the city and a skywalk at 250m, that is completely ...

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  • 9

    Yu Yuan Gardens

    64 reviews

    These gardens, beneath those in Suzhou and Hangzhou nearby, belong to the most beautiful garden in China. going there is a must when you're in Shanghai. Nearby the gardens is the rebuilt old city with lots of shops and stuff. If you want to buy anything here, don't forget to bargain heavily!

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  • 10

    NanJing Road

    49 reviews

    The every first well-developed and "walking only" shopping area in Shanghai. Even now, it's still very popular and worth to visit. You will see thousands of people there every day. Lots of good restaurants, malls, and things to do. And it's located in the middle on Shanghai, very easy to go to other landmarks like people square, shanghai museum and ...

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  • 11


    48 reviews

    A bit pricey but its the place to bee seen! :-) Most expensive area to hang out, shop and dine in Shanghai.

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  • 12

    Huai Hai Road

    16 reviews

    That's one of the most Luxurious shop area in Shanghai, you will be surprised about how many luxury brand you can find there. i am not an expert on that kind of stuffs, but my wife alway is crazy about that area. Lol

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  • 13

    Century Park

    6 reviews

    Beautiful and relaxing. Expect the blossoms in March.

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  • 14

    The Bund Bull

    5 reviews

    It's worth driving by but since I'm from New York its really not that interesting to make a point of seeing.

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  • 15

    Lupu Bridge

    4 reviews

    The Lupu Bridge is a huge arch bridge in Shanghai and for only 80 RMB you can climb the stairs all the way to the top of the bridge and take a look at an unhindered view of Shanghai. It is an amazing sight, with a full 360 degree view of the city. Perfect for photo opps and open daily ...

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    上海 外灘

    3 reviews

    Something you CAN NOT miss when you visit Shanghai. The best restaurants and bars all line up along the Bund. Plus, you will have great view over the Huangpu River and the new financial district across the river.

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  • 17

    Shanghai World Financial Center

    23 reviews

    The so-called bottle opener, of Japanese architecture, is striking. They should have stopped there. Pudong is already too much, but they insist. However, the square hole at the top should have been round-shaped, resembling the Japanese rising sun in its National flag, but the Chinese went "no, no" and they ended up with a square.

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  • 18

    Shanghai Science & Technology Museum | 上海科技馆 Shanghai,

    8 reviews

    the underground train leads you to the knockoff mall right here where you can find and shop for knockoff brands. don't forget to ask if there is a hidden room in the back for the more named brands

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    Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

    16 reviews

    One of the best underground places you should NOT miss! It's interesting to sit in a tiny metro bus that only have four seats. My daughter love the experiences of watching the neon light and magic animation while went through the under-the-river tunnel.

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    Shanghai Museum

    28 reviews

    Splendid collections. Perfect for any rainy day in the city or to rest from the traffic and bustling roads and shops.

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