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Top 10: Fun Things to do in Shanghai, China
1. Take a Ride on The World's Fastest Train — The Shanghai Maglev
The Shanghai Maglev Train is a magnetic levitation train, or maglev line that operates in Shanghai, China. The line is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. The top operational commercial speed of this train is 431 km/h (268 mph), making it the world's fastest train in regular commercial service since its opening in April 2004. The Shanghai Maglev has a length of 153m, a width of 3.7m, a height of 4.2m and a three- class, 574- passenger configuration. The train line was designed to connect Shanghai Pudong International Airport and the outskirts of central Pudong where passengers could interchange to the Shanghai Metro to continue their trip to the city center.
The Shanghai Maglev
2. Don't Miss: The Night View of The Bund
The Night View of The Bund
The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area centers on a section of Zhongshan Road within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing the high, modern skyscrapers of Pudong, in the eastern part of Huangpu District. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai and the night of the Bund is well known in the world for spectacular view. The closest station is East Nanjing Road, about a five-minute walk up Nanjing Road. East-1 Zhongshan Road is a major bus route.
3. A visit to The Shanghai Museum
The Shanghai Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. It is considered as one of the the China's first world-class modern museums. The museum has a collection of over 120,000 pieces, including bronze, ceramics, calligraphy, furniture, jades, ancient coins, paintings, seals, sculptures, minority art and foreign art. It houses several items of national importance, including one of three extant specimens of a "transparent" bronze mirror from the Han Dynasty. The Museum has an important collection of ancient coins from the Silk Road, donated since 1991 by Linda and Roger Doo. The collection contains 1783 pieces from the Greeks to the Mongol Empire.
Shanghai Museum
4. Spend Some Time in Fuxing Park
Fuxing Park is located in the former French Concession of Shanghai, China, in Luwan District near Nanchang Road. It was once the largest park in Shanghai. The park, about 10 ha. in size, is designed in the French style, with a lake, fountains, covered pavilions, and flowerbeds. Early morning, the park fills with dancers, card players, mahjong enthusiasts, and tai chi solo and group artists. According to Time magazine's Hannah Beech, it is one of the must-see sights in Shanghai. Here, you can spend a quality time with your friends, family members, and your loved ones.
Fuxing Park
5. Shanghai's Famous Xiaolongbao from Din Tai Fung Restaurant
Xiaolongbao is a type of steamed bun from the Jiangnan region of China, especially associated with Shanghai and Wuxi. It is traditionally prepared in xiaolong, small bamboo steaming baskets, which give them their name. Xiaolongbao are often referred to as a kind of "dumpling", but should not be confused with British or American-style dumplings nor with Chinese jiaozi. Around Shanghai, "xiaolongbao" may be eaten throughout the day, although usually not for breakfast. Frozen xiaolongbao are now mass-produced and a popular frozen food sold worldwide. Din Tai Fung restaurant is specialising in xiaolongbao (soup dumplings).
Xiaolongbao
6.Nanjing Road - Shanghai's Famous Shopping Street
Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. The street is named after the city of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province neighbouring Shanghai. Today's Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. Nanjing Road is the world's longest shopping district, around 5.5km long, and attracts over 1 million visitors daily. Tourists and guests often celebrate various holidays at Nanjing Road, such as the Chinese New Year, New Year's Eve, Christmas and Easter. Some parts of the buildings and shopping malls seen in front of Nanjing Road may host a fireworks display over the street.
Nanjing Road
7. Yu Garden: Must Visit
Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai, China. It abuts the Yuyuan Tourist Mart and is accessible from the Shanghai Metro's Line 10 Yuyuan Garden Station. A centerpiece is the Currow ancient stone, a porous 3.3-m, 5-ton boulder. Today, Yu Garden occupies an area of 2 hectares (5 acres), and is divided into six general areas laid out in the Suzhou style: Sansui Hall – includes the Grand Rockery, a 12-meter-high rockery made of huangshi stone, featuring peaks, cliffs, winding caves, and gorges. This scenery was possibly created by Zhang Nanyang during the Ming Dynasty. Each area is separated from the others by "dragon walls" with undulating gray tiled ridges, each terminating in a dragon's head.
Yu Garden
8. Xintiandi (Known for Shopping, Eating and Entertainment)
Xintiandi is an affluent car-free shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai, China. Xintiandi is an affluent car-free shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai, China. The district is composed of an area of reconstituted traditional mid-19th century shikumen houses on narrow alleys, some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants, and shopping malls. Most of the cafes and restaurants feature both indoor and outdoor seating. Xintiandi has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places. It is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China. Xintiandi is the location of the site of the first congress of the Communist Party of China, now preserved at the Museum of the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.
Xintiandi
9. Jade Buddha Temple
The Jade Buddha Temple is a Buddhist temple in Shanghai, China. These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 meters tall, 3 tonnes), and a smaller reclining Buddha representing the Buddha's death. The Jade Buddha Chamber is in the northern section of the temple, on the second floor. The public restaurant is located on level two at the eastern edge of the temple and equipped with its own street entrance. Open daily, it serves a range of noodle dishes for five yuan per bowl, the most popular of which is 'double mushroom noodles'. Tickets are sold by color and this ticket is turned in inside the main eating room and your soup is then delivered to your table which you might share with others. The temple also contains a private restaurant for the use of monks and temple volunteers, which is at the western edge of the temple complex.
Jade Buddha Temple
10. Take a Tour of Arts District - 50 Moganshan Road
50 Moganshan Road or "M50" is a contemporary art district in Shanghai, China, that houses a thriving community of more than a hundred artists whose studios are open to the public. It is often compared with New York's SoHo and Beijing's 798 Art Zone. The art quarter has become a popular cultural attraction for local and international visitors alike, and was named among the top ten things to do in Shanghai by Time Magazine. M50 hosts over 120 galleries and art studios. Some of Shanghai's best known artists work here, including Zhou Tiehai, Ding Yi, Xu Zhen and the media art collective Liu Dao. Galleries include ShanghART, EastLink Gallery, island6, Pantocrator Gallery, and Biz Art.
50 Moganshan Road
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