Read the following introductions for attractions in Shanghai. You will know the top attractions there and you can also get to know the city attractions by category.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
The most characteristic landmark of Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, consisting of 11 spheres in different size, is the highest in Asia and the third highest in the world integrating sightseeing, conference, exhibition, food, shopping, amusement, accommodation, and radio television emission.
Famous Ancient Towns
Shanghai Old Street
Adjacent to Yu Garden and Town's God Temple, Shanghai Old Street is a characteristic centered on tourism, shopping, entertainment and cultural exhibition, which is the life styles of old Shanghai. A key trading site for small wares and foreign trade, it has witnessed the development of the city both in economy and society.
Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen and Soong Chingling
The Former residence of Sun Yat-sen is a peaceful garden house built in European style. Mr. Sun lived here with his wife from 1918 to 1924, during which period he had carried out many revolutionary activities and pushed for the significant first Nationalist-Communist coalition in the history.
Temples, Monasteries and Mosques
Jade Buddha Temple
A peaceful pure land in downtown Shanghai, the Jade Buddha Temple was originally built in 1882 to enshrine two jade Buddha statues which were brought from Burma. Rebuilt in 1918 in the style of Song Dynasty, it is a key temple in Shanghai today that thriving with flows of disciples every day.
Shanghai Art Museum
Officially opened to the public in 1956 with continental-style architecture and elegant indoor decoration, Shanghai Art Museum is a nonprofit institution which is an influential modern art museum devoted in collections, researches, exhibitions, aesthetic education and international art communication.
Waters(rivers, lakes, waterfalls)
Huangpu River Cruise
Huangpu River, the symbol and the mother river of Shanghai, is famous for a marvelous collection of the quintessence of the city scenes, where the past, present and prospects of a brilliant future of Shanghai are expressed incisively. And the cruise along the river is a best way for the exploration.
Hailed as the world architecture museum just located at the west bank of Huangpu River, the Bund is not only the most recognized symbol and the proud of Shanghai, but also the Oriental Wall Street in the eyes of Europeans, where the prosperous trading and fortunes made and lost.
Yu Garden, a pearl of classical private gardens in south region of Yangtze River, was built in 1559 with a history of over 400 years. The founder invited famous designer to build this garden for his parents so that they can spend their remaining years in a peaceful place with comfort and happiness.