In Shanghai, known as the “Paris of the East,” the cultures from East and West are intertwined to create the city’s cosmopolitan style. What was once the ten-mile Shanghai International Settlement, established by the British in conjunction with Americans and French living along the Huangpu River in present-day Puxi, the metropolis currently develops and changes every day. There are historical and cultural architectural wonders lining the Bund and Xintiandi, as well as fashionable attractions in Pudong, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Disneyland Resort. Young creative souls can go to the Former French Concession’s Tianzifang and 1933 Laoyangfang (a former slaughterhouse turned into unique shops and art galleries) to experience what the area was once like centuries ago. The fashionable can walk up and down Nanjing Xi Shopping Street to their hearts’ content. Foodies can go to the Chenghuang (City God) Temple in the Yu Garden complex to try Shanghai delicacies. Shanghai is a multifaceted place no one will regret visiting.
D23***43it’s a beautiful place to go and visit, especially if you have kids. there is so much to do with the kids. unfortunately if you are a single adult there are not that many rides ... but it still makes you feel like a kid again for a while. you can wonder all day around there and there are great restaurants around there too! go out and have some fun
FarzThe whole area is neat and clean. All animals looks happy and healthy. Main attraction is feeding hippopotamus, giraffe, flamingo, zebra, birds etc but it has specific timing. Map and informations are available at the entrance both in English and Chinese.
joannajojo773The Oriental tower is a must see! I recommend going all the way to the top to watch the sunset. Seeing all the lights from the buildings turn on one by one is mesmerizing. The light up boats along the river are beautiful as well. There are restaurants and museums throughout the tower so take your time to see everything.
D31***26Wow. What a place is this. I have just entered and spoke these words. You can find everything inside. You will find many thrilling rides and so much things to see. You need to pay once and you can enjoy everything you want. Personally i like water park so i spent my more time there.
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Travel is synonymous with luxury. Traveling by plane, staying in hotels, and eating out for every meal takes you away from the monotony and stresses of your daily life; it’s enough to make anyone feel like royalty. And if you jetset to the right cities, you just might find yourself indulging and relaxing alongside some of the richest people in the world.Wealthy individuals live all across the glob
As the undisputed granddaddy of theme parks, Disneyland Resort has been leading the way since 1955, inviting visitors to spend the day in the ultimate land of make-believe. What's the spotlights you cannot miss in these Disneyland parks?
Wondering where you can still experience #chinesenewyear 🎇🎇 in #shanghai? Yu Garden is the only classic Chinese garden 🪴 in the central city. Right now you can see beautiful lantern 🏮🏮displays leading up to the #lanternfestival, which falls on the 15th day of the Chinese New Year 🧧 🧧. The garden itself is a small part of the larger complex, which contains main preserved and renovated structures evocative of an old Qing dynasty-era settlement. Make sure you spend some time wandering around the narrow alleyways and exploring the shops. Don't miss the large koi pond 🎏 filled with lanterns as well as the historic teahouse 🫖. Expect there to be lots of people so just relax, take your time, and enjoy this preserved bit of historic Shanghai. 🐂 🐂
We went to see Yu Garden’s special Spring Festival lights on the 3rd day of Chinese New Year (初三)! The whole area was heavily regulated as there were tons of tourists. Loud speakers asking everyone to show their green code and visitors can only move in one direction to control the flow. It was nice and pretty but got very busy at night.
The weather is getting warmer, and the flowers in Shanghai are blooming earlier than in previous years. In the community, beside the street, at the exit of the subway station, you can already see magnolia and cherry blossoms in full bloom. The annual flowering period is very short. I would like to recommend some of the best flower viewing spots in Shanghai. Let's go to see the flowers this weekend!
Gucun Park —— Cherry Blossoms
Shanghai Flower Port —— Tulips
Nanhui Peach Blossom Village —— Peach Blossoms
Shanghai Botanical Garden —— Cherry Blossoms, Tulips, Peach Blossoms
Century Park —— Plum Blossoms, Magnolias
Zhuanghang Town —— Rape Flowers
Jiading Wisteria Garden —— Wisteria
Caoxi Park —— Peonies
Minhang Cultural Park —— Magnolias
People’s Square —— Magnolias
🚴♀️The road from Jing’an Temple to Yongkang Road should be the most popular yuppy street of Shanghai. On a sunny day, riding a bicycle to explore the small shops on Yongkang Road. This street used to be the French Concession of Shanghai, so you can also see many French-style buildings and small houses covered with creepers on both sides of the road.
☕️Yongkang road is just over 600 meters, but there are dozens of yuppy shops gathered together, you will not get tired of strolling all day. The bathroom coffee shop is really interesting, the door is bright candy pink and literary arched glass doors, the shop is divided into two interior and exterior, the exterior is dominated by the bar. The production is still very good. The coffee beans are rich and refreshing. Each cup of layering is well done. If you don’t know where to go on weekends, you can visit Yongkang Road.
Address - 7th Floor, New World City, Nanjing West Road
Ambiance/Facilities - Try to choose a seat by the window, you can see the panoramic view of Nanjing Road and People's Square, and enjoy morning tea in the sun, very comfortable
Highlights - 👏Daxiajiao. Milk Pineapple Bun. Cheese Sticky Rice Chicken
Avg. Price per Person - 140 RMB/person
Rating - 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Get off the at yuandong avenue metro station exit 2, turn left to the coach waiting point where you can get on the 18 seaters bus to the village which is less than 3 min ride. Or a short 10-15 minute walk from the metro station. The atmosphere is nice and the setting is quite similar to the outlets in other part of the world. I arrived at the village around 10.00am. Head straight to the designer brands before the shops get crowded. The queue started to form around 11am. For first timer, do obtain a copy of the map from the customer service and plan the route accordingly if you have limited time. The designer brands carry the previous season collections and it is still a good bargain. There are several designer brands including Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Valentino, Fendi etc. in general the service are good with the exception of Pandora, it seems that the sales assistant is unhappy to work over the holiday! Do ensure that you enrol as member for points collection which can be used for cash redemption when making a purchase at selected shops. On level 2 there are several restaurants and fast food chain.
It’s worth making a trip if you are in the mood of shopping at good bargains! I will definitely visit Florentia Village again. #shopping #shoppingtime
Shanghai Starry Gallery is a must-see when you visit Shanghai. it’s an entire gallery museum that is dedicated to lights and mirrors, a small fun house that really brings out the kid in you. it almost reminded me I of the movie “Us” at some points with mirror mazes and tilted sets. I’d go back and bring friends! very very cute location. also a photographers/instagrammers dream!✨
If you ever find yourself at the bund with an hour to spare, definitely check out the Shanghai Postal Museum!
The museum is free and open to the public. it covered the evolution of postal services from the late Qing Dynasty to the republic days and then modern day China. I liked learning about how Shanghai’s colonial history affected the development of the postal services known to us today.
Visit during golden hour to get some nice golden hour photos.
Coffee hounds know there are few things better than tasty cup sipped in a quaint café. Fortunately there are no shortage of great cafes in Shanghai. Aroom (SIC) on Tai’an Road is one such place. Having the simultaneous appeal of being both a great place to visit and a slightly-hard-to-find gem, coffee-lovers will no doubt enjoy a visit. #foodieheaven #coffeeshop #china #shanghai
1) Walk under the archway and past the information board before pivoting hard to your right to find the door to the café.
2) Order a snack to go along with your drink. The cakes are tasty.
3) Enjoy the feeling that you’ve found a secret café.
Address and location: 120 Tai’an Road, No. 15 (near Huashan Road)
Ambiance / Facilities: Hidden gem not visible from the road. Bench-style seating with some individual tables. Lots of kitschy decorations.
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 1:00pm – 7:30pm
Avg. Price per Person: RMB50
Rating: 4.5 / 5