5 Great Places In Shanghai That You Need To Visit

 From parks to museums, malls, buildings, you can find almost every good sight here.
From parks to museums, malls, buildings, you can find almost every good sight here. (Photo: Creative Commons Shanghai by Michael Gwyther-Jones is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

There are a lot of great places you can find in Shanghai, China. From parks to museums, malls, and buildings, you can find almost every good sight here. So if you want to take advantage of your vacation, and see all the beautiful spots in this city, here are the five best places you can visit in the country's biggest town.

The Bund

The Bund is considered as Shanghai's promenade, famous for its broad esplanade that runs along the west bank of the Huangpujiang River. It is a renowned sight to locals and tourists alike for its European concept.

It used to be the place of Shanghai's International Settlement, per Planetware. Now, it houses restaurants, boutique stores, galleries, and offices.

The Shanghai Museum

The Shanghai Museum is China's most famous museum for holding classical Chinese art. Its building is a work of art itself with a unique round top and a square base that carry the traditional Chinese concepts of earth.

The museum has four floors that feature impressive displays of bronzes and ceramics from prehistoric cultures to the 19th century, ink drawings, calligraphy, and seals. It also has a vast collection of jade, coins, furnishings from the Ming and Qing periods (1368-1912), and a gift shop.

Yu Garden

Yu Garden is also known as the Garden of Happiness. It expands over 20,000 square meters and has an inner and outer garden. It was laid out in 1559, and its outer garden is its oldest section.

Changes have been made in this garden at the beginning of the 18th century. Sansui Tang, the park's main hall, had been added since then. It is also notable for its stunning roof ornaments, symbolic representations, window openings, and dragon-adorned walls.

Tiánzǐfáng or Taikang Road

Taikang Road may only be a small street neighborhood, but it attracts a lot of tourists as this place is turned into a shopping, dining, and craft store haven. You will surely feel relaxed when you visit here due to the different things you can see.

This place is also easily accessible, so you will never have a hard time to find it. After buying your stuff, you can chill at one of its excellent bars and restaurants, Culture Trip noted.

Fuxing Park

Fuxing Park used to be the largest park in Shanghai. Although it got replaced, a lot of people still enjoy this colossal recreational haven.

Here, you can find adults dancing their favorite ballroom songs. They are also either playing cards or mahjong. Some even write poems using big calligraphy brushes, while others are simply enjoying the view. 

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