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Culture of Shanghai. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Shanghai The number of fascinating attractions to explore is huge. So, Shanghai is one of the sure leaders of our planet. In the centre of the city there is People's Square - a starting point for many excursions. The major government agencies and cultural centers are concentrated next to the largest public square. It should be noticed that "square", an amazingly beautiful place, can be called only conditionally. Instead of the classic paved area, you can see the gorgeous park with plenty of interesting landscape decorations.
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Near the square there is one of the most visited cultural centers of the city – Shanghai Museum . The building of it is an unusual architectural monument, it resembles a huge box. It was built in 1952. There was a racetrack long ago. Currently, the architectural complex was converted into a modern cultural centre. To accommodate a priceless exposition the Museum has 11 galleries. A separate gallery is reserved for the storage of ancient sculptures. The collection of ceramics and products of their beautiful blue porcelain are incredibly popular.
One of the most unusual attractions is the Yuyuan Garden . It impresses with the variety of lovely plants and architectural attractions. It is situated not far from the colorful market. An amazing garden was founded in the 17th century, its territory gradually expanded. Then a lot of small markets and shops appeared. Today it is a major shopping district and a popular tourist destination. Copyright
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Here is the wonderful temple of the gods Chenghuang Miao – a classical religious building surrounded by lovely landscaped gardens. The local market is perfect for exploring the culture and craft traditions of the indigenous population. Here you can buy a lot of interesting handmade souvenirs but also try classic national dishes in local restaurants. Daily the scenic district Yu Yuan is visited by about 200 000 people.
Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple – another symbolic attraction of Shanghai - is worthy to pay attention to. The construction of the temple began in 1911 and had lasted for seven years. The main artefact of the temple is the Buddha statue made of rare white jade. The height of the statue is 2 meters. It was brought to Shanghai at the end of the 19th century by a monk from Burma. In addition to the unique statue, in the walls of the temple, there is a huge number of priceless artefacts, its luxurious design is just perfect.
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Among the modern monuments it is important to highlight the TV tower with a bright name Oriental Pearl Tower . The height of the TV tower is 468 meters. It is the largest television tower in Asia. It is the third high tower in the world. For tourists there are several excellent viewpoints. Gourmets can visit the restaurant on one of the last floors, which offers excellent panoramic views of the city. On the first floor of the tower there is the historical museum.
Shanghai In the southern part of the city there is the legendary pagoda Longhua Temple . According to one legend, the pagoda was built in 242, so it is the oldest building in the city. In 1979 there was a complete reconstruction of the religious monument. So, it continues to delight guests of the city and locals by its an impeccable appearance.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Shanghai and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Shanghai and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Shanghai

The Bund
Where: The Bund (’Waitan’ in Chinese), Shanghai; Metro: Central Henan Road;
Urban Planning Museum
Where: 100 Renmin Dadao, Shanghai; Telephone: +86 (0)21 6318 4477; Metro: People’s Square;
Shanghai Museum
Where: 201 Renmin Dadao, Shanghai; Telephone: +86 (0)21 6372 5300; Metro: People’s Square;
Fuxing Park
Where: entrance is at corner of Chongqing Road and Fuxing Road, Shanghai; Opening hours: 6am-6pm.; Metro: Central Huaihai Road or Shanxi Road South;
Bund Tourist Tunnel
Where: Entrances are on the Bund at Nanjing Road East and in Pudong near the Riverside Promenade, Shanghai; Telephone: +86 (0)21 5888 6000; Opening hours: 9am-9.30pm;
Where: Longyang Road, Shanghai; Telephone: +86 (0)21 2890 7777; Metro: Longyang Road;
Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat
Where: Central locations include 20 Donghu Road, There are further branches such as 206 Xinle Road and Villa 5, Shanghai; Telephone: +86 (0)21 5405 0008 +86 (0)21 5403 9982 +86 (0)21 6242 4328;
Jin Mao Tower
Where: 88 Century Boulevard, Pudong, Shanghai; Telephone: +86 (0)21 5047 6688; Metro: Lujiazui;
Old City
Where: The old city is the area within the ring of Renmin Road and Zhonghua Road, just to the west of the river and Zhongshan Road. Dajing Road lies between Henan Road South and Renmin Road., Shanghai; Metro: Huangpi Road South;
Reference information
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Shanghai and around
♥   Art museum 'Shanghai Art Museum' Shanghai, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Shanghai Museum' Shanghai, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rockbund Art Museum' Shanghai, 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Power Station of Art' Shanghai, 4.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'China Art Museum' Shanghai, 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Shanghai
♥   Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians, Sheshan 佘山, 29 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Car rental on Rentals in Shanghai

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Culture guide to Shanghai. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Shanghai: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Shanghai. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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