What to do in Shanghai
Shanghai's vibrancy makes it one of the best cities in the world. You'll never run out of things to do in this dazzling megalopolis.
The Bund: Soak up the view of Pudong's futuristic skyline while strolling along the 1.5km waterfront promenade, known as the Bund. With Gothic, Neoclassical, and Baroque style buildings lining the street, the Bund is an architectural museum of Shanghai's colonial past. The historic buildings are now home to designer retail, gourmet restaurants and contemporary art galleries.
Yùyuán Gardens and Bazaar: This revered garden is only surviving garden from the Ming Dynasty in Shanghai. It's an oasis of shimmering fish ponds, carefully manicured pine trees, floating pagodas and ornate bridges. Adjacent to the gardens is Yùyuán Bazaar, where you can find teahouses, restaurants, and plenty of shops for souvenir shopping. It's a great place to try Shanghainese street food, such as Yangchun noodles and steamed buns.
Disney Land: Delight your inner child at mainland China's only Disney Land! The park has six themed parks, including a world first, Treasure Cove, pirate-themed land. Shanghai Disney Land's Fantasia Castle is also the biggest in the world.
M50: Underneath Shanghai's glitzy exterior, is a thriving arts subculture. M50 is an art complex set up in old industrial buildings, such as cotton mills. The vast spaces display art from up and coming and well known contemporary artists.