Visiting Shanghai

Whether you're visiting Shanghai for a day, the weekend or longer, discover the best places and things to do on your visit with our guide to Shanghai for tourists

The most Instagrammable places in Shanghai
City Life

The most Instagrammable places in Shanghai

Rake in the likes while exploring the best Shanghai has to offer

In photos: the best places to see street art in Shanghai
Art

In photos: the best places to see street art in Shanghai

All things big, bold and colourful

12 incredible photos of historic Shanghai landmarks
City Life

12 incredible photos of historic Shanghai landmarks

Hear the stories behind the landmarks you walk past on the daily – and a few that have vanished completely

Shanghai's 101 must-try dishes
Restaurants

The 100 best dishes in Shanghai

From staple street eats to mind-blowing molecular gastronomy, here are the city's most brilliant eats for all budgets

10 things Shanghai has that the world needs
City Life

10 things Shanghai has that the world needs

Don't act like you don't envy our skyline

Shanghai's best bits

The best things to do on Yuyuan Lu
Things to do

The best things to do on Yuyuan Lu

High-end shopping and Art Deco masterpieces, with plenty of spots to stop and eat in between

23 wonderful things to do on Xiangyang Lu
Things to do

23 wonderful things to do on Xiangyang Lu

A tour of Xiangyang's best bits, working your way from north to south

21 great things to do on Wulumuqi Lu
Things to do

21 great things to do on Wulumuqi Lu

What to eat, drink, see and do

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Shanghai attractions

Museums & attractions in Shanghai
Things to do

Museums & attractions in Shanghai

Plan your days out in Shanghai with the best attractions in the city

City Sightseeing tour bus
Visiting Shanghai

City Sightseeing tour bus

Double-decker bus tour of the city for just 27RMB

Activities & Attractions
Things to do

Activities & Attractions

Ride the Pearl Tower's roller coster, tour the city by sidecar and more

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Shanghai museums

Shanghai's best museums
Things to do

Shanghai's best museums

Our guide to the 17 must-see museums in Shanghai

Shanghai's quirkiest museums
Things to do

Shanghai's quirkiest museums

Our guide to the best off-the-beaten track museums in Shanghai

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Shanghai walks & tours

Shanghai Walks: Behind The Bund
Things to do

Shanghai Walks: Behind The Bund

Head off Shanghai's tourist path with our guided walk

Shanghai walks: The Old Town
Things to do

Shanghai walks: The Old Town

Get a taste of history and street food in the Old City

Shanghai Walks: Hidden French Concession
Things to do

Shanghai Walks: Hidden French Concession

Follow our walking route and find hidden gems in the centre of Shanghai

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Trips from Shanghai

The best Shanghai getaways
Travel

The best Shanghai getaways

The best short breaks in and around Shanghai for when you want to get away

Battle of the water towns
Travel

Battle of the water towns

Our guide to the best canal-side towns worth a visit around Shanghai

Pingshan getaway
Travel

Pingshan getaway

An extraordinary 'restoration' project in the foothills of Huangshan

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