Shanghai is the city where Chinese tradition meets Western trends. Its most beloved sightseeings and culinary delicaces make it a privileged destination both for mainland and international travelers.

But what is really worth checking in Shanghai? Due to the the variety of attractions and traditional food, before you go you had better take a look at what this city displays to its most welcomed visitors. Be curios and take your time to enjoy different aspects of its marvellous centre.

People’s Square is situated in its very core and is a must-see you will have to pass through. The municipal government headquartiers building, the Shanghai Grand Theater and the Shanghai Art Museum are just a few of the buildings gathered in this location. Not to name the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, one of the most impressive building you will ever see in the city. People’s square is but a huge, relaxing garden, where people walking in can also enjoy the sound of classical music, regardless of the surrounding traffic hustle.

From here on is not a long way to get to the Bund and reach the most well-known sightseeing platform to the Skyline. Though, to get there to take the longer path: indulge in the shopping corners of Nanjing Road and Fuzhou Road, try some Shanghainese food and have great shopping. This area of the city centre is really much accessible to walk through: once reached the Bund in sight of the Skyline, you can keep on walking along the riverside and take a look at the magnificent buildings of its trading past.

Further on the way south, an original complex awaits to disclose itself to the eyes of wandering visitors: the Cool Docks of Shanghai South Bund are a group of restored buildings serving as restaurants, bars, clubs and hosting several handicraft shops as well. They are located around a courtyard next to Shanghai’s docks area.

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What else? For fine art lovers and shopaholics, Tianzifang and Xintiandi are precious, tiny quarters of Shanghai downtown with plenty of art stores, boutiques, restaurants and bars. Perfect for an afternoon stroll.

To conclude, you shall not leave without taking a look at Yu Garden. This is a very beloved place from Shanghainese elderly people for their daily physical training. Whether you search for a Qipao (traditional female dress), a silk scarf, snacks or an odd souvernir, its gorgeous restaurants and gift shops will let you find what you are looking for.



Jack Li

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