12 Best Things to Do in Shanghai and Helpful Travel Tips

Whether you’re a history buff, a lover of architecture, or just here for the soup dumplings, you’ll find enough in Shanghai to fill multiple itineraries.

This waterfront hotspot on the west bank of Huangpu River is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.

VISIT THE BUND

This century-old destination is the place to go if you want to shop in Shanghai. Nanjing Road is divided into two sections at People’s Square.

STROLL ALONG NANJING ROAD

Built in 242 AD, Longhua Temple is the oldest temple in Shanghai and also the largest. The seven-story red pagoda is absolutely beautiful but closed to the public.

VISIT LONGHUA TEMPLE

You should absolutely take a boat ride along the canals, though you can also book private tours of Zhujiajiao.

TAKE A DAY TRIP TO A WATER TOWN (ZHUJIAJIAO)

Markets here are indoor or open-air shopping hubs where multiple vendors of a single type gather together to sell their wares.

GO MARKET SHOPPING

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