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    Yu Yuan Gardens

    4
    64 reviews

    The way this garden is still maintained. Takes you back in the ancient Chinese era. A must visit place.

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  • 2

    Fabric Market Shanghai

    4
    15 reviews

    The Shanghai Fabric and Tailor market is where you custom order business suits, shirts, pants, even coats and women's dresses, for a fraction of the cost you would get them for in most western countries. It’s mostly targeted for the expat community, willing to spend on tailored clothing. For instance, a nice business shirt can cost 150 to 200 RMB ...

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    Shanghai Museum

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    28 reviews

    This a very comprehensive look at Chinese art including Jade, furniture, clothes & sculpture etc. It is also free but has heavy security to get in. We had to wait nearly 30 minutes to get in.

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    Yuyuan Bazaar

    4.5
    2 reviews

    Located just outside the famous Yuyuan Gardens, this busy shopping area offers a real look at Shanghai life. The area is packed with locals and tourists, shopping and window shopping. Although many items are sold here, we were most intrigued by the food vendors. Countless dumpling vendors appeared to be in competition with each other. They even have dumplings filled ...

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    The Bund

    4.5
    78 reviews

    Shanghai's skyline which gets illuminated in the evening. The TV tower serves as the distinguishing structure from skylines of rest of the major cities of the world.

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    NanJing Road

    4
    49 reviews

    Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. It was fun to just walk around and people watch and window shop.

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    Qibao Ancient Town

    4
    6 reviews

    Like many other small towns.. This one was crowded!

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    M1NT

    4
    19 reviews

    My friends were members here, but otherwise I think it would have been a bit difficult to come party here given its exclusive vibe. But WOW this place is HOT. There's a shark tank in here for crying out loud. And maybe it was the one night I was there, but I met more models than non-models. Being of the ...

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    People's Square

    3.5
    31 reviews

    Being a tourist you should visit this place. There are some great sculptures to look at and the area offers fantastic views of the towering buildings that surround the square. It is close to popular attractions such as Shanghai Museum, East Nanjing Road and about a 15-20 minute walk to the Bund. Watch out for scammers.

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    Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    4
    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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    Xintiandi

    4
    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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    Shanghai World Financial Center

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    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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    French Concession

    4.5
    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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    Tianzifang

    4.5
    17 reviews

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

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    Huai Hai Road

    4.5
    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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    Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

    4.5
    15 reviews

    Definitely a great Aquarium. With fishes from every region of the earth and one of the longest underwater paths (around 150m), the Shanghai Aquarium isn't only interesting for children, but anybody. Altough it's pretty expensive, it's definitely worth the money. try to be there at 12, as the feeding of the sharks will take place at 3 pm at the ...

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    Jin Mao Tower

    4
    17 reviews

    The Jin Mao Tower is one of the tallest in Shanghai and all throughout China. For a great view of Shanghai take the escalator to the top and take a look around. Of note: This tower is less than 15 years old and was completed in the mid-2000s.

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    Jing'an Temple Square

    3.5
    17 reviews

    If you are interested in different religion, you show visit this temple. it's the biggest Buddhist temple in Shanghai, very well decorated, always crowded. the name of the temple means translate into English is "Temple of Peace and Tranquility". However, it's in the most luxury area of Shanghai, You probably wont find any peace or tranquility, but it will be ...

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  • 19

    Vue Bar at Hyatt on the Bund

    4.5
    11 reviews

    I've been twice - once for pre-dinner drinks with my husband and once for a party with friends. Both times it lived up to expectations with stunning views, good drinks and great service. The second time I was lucky enough to eat their food as well and was impressed. I would definitely go again and would recommend it to those ...

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    Jade Buddha Temple

    4
    14 reviews

    The Jade Buddha Temple is a prominent and active temple in Shanghai and was founded in 1882. Many monks perform rituals. You'll often see Shanghainese residents coming here to pray and pay their respect to Buddha. Shanghai is a fairly urban and cosmopolitan city, so it's refreshing to visit an area that has spiritual calm and tranquility.

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