Shanghai is one of China’s most prosperous and biggest city. It’s also China’s one of the greatest cultural and economic centers. thus it is a more popular city in China. You can get the perfect skyline views from the city.

Shanghai is very popular among tourists as it contains various historical landmarks not only historical modern landmarks and expanding skylines too.

Famous locations to enjoy vacations at Shanghai

The Bund

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The Huangpu river is the divide between the eastern Pudong district and western Huangpu district. On the Bund, you’ll find a spectacular view of the familiar Shanghai skyline on the opposite western riverbank.

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Nanjing walking street

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This long street is closed off to cars and decked out with shops and vendors selling stuff you never even knew you wanted. What Khao San Road is to Bangkok, Nanjing Lu is to Shanghai.

Yu garden

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After experiencing the crowds and intensity of Nanjing Lu, visiting Yuyuan Garden will ease your nerves. For 40 RMB, you can buy a ticket to tranquility in a more than 400-year-old lush 5-acre garden.

French Concession

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This area of the Huangpu District is so western that I almost forgot I was in China. Trendy cafes, restaurants, and bars line the streets with patios under urban treetop canopies.


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Tianzifang is a lively marketplace within a maze of tight alleyways loaded with tiny boutique shops, art galleries, and cozy restaurants.

More Than Toilet

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Hidden within Tianzifang lies one restaurant that’s so odd and interesting, I had to stop in to check it out for myself. More Than Toilet is a restaurant where you can eat pancakes, ice-cream, and coffee off of bathroom tableware while sitting on a cushioned commode.

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World Financial Observatory

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To the east of the Huangpu river is the Pudong District, which is hardly China as much as it is an Asian reflection of New York city. Here you can visit the 474-meter-tall observatory for a dizzying view of the city (if it’s not too smoggy outside).

Din Tai Fung

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After visiting the observatory, stay in the World Financial Center and drop down to the 3rd floor for some grub in Din Tai Fung. This restaurant serves the juiciest, delicious dumplings I’ve ever had the pleasure of digesting.

Known dually as the ‘Paris of the East’ and the ‘Whore of the Orient,’ Shanghai is a city where east meets west in a clash of modernity and ancient society. The crowds, the food, and the familiar skyline drew me in like a moth to a flame.

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I was only there for a few days, but I tried to capture some cool spots that every out-of-towner should check out during a visit to China’s financial and artistic epicenter.