Things to do in Shanghai

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Galleries, art streets, museums, guided tours, and cultural sites, this city has something for every type of traveler on any budget. Known for its st... Read More

Galleries, art streets, museums, guided tours, and cultural sites, this city has something for every type of traveler on any budget. Known for its striking skyline, there are plenty of things to do in Shanghai, including Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Huangpu Park, the Bund, and Jin Mao Tower. Beyond these popular spots, quirky and offbeat activities abound, from the Shanghai Propaganda Poster and Art Centre to the Zotter Chocolate Theater, where you can tour the factory and watch as the confections are made. Be sure to check out the night marked on Shouning Road for some of the city’s best street food.

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    Insider Experience

    Zoom around Shanghai in a vintage sidecar motorbike to get the adrenalin pumping during your stay. This group will help you explore Shanghai's hidden... Read More

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    Jing'An Sculpture Park

    This sculptural haven of 110 acres just north of Beijing Road is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Life-size sculptures are strewn throughout,... Read More

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    Kung Fu Komedy

    Mainland China's first and only full-time stand-up comedy club that's become enormously popular since its opening in 2011. There are performances by... Read More

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    LWH Gallery

    Sitting squarely in Shanghai's premier arts district, this gallery promotes contemporary South East Asian, Buddhism-inspired artwork (the letters stand... Read More

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    M50 Creative Park

    Originally a wool factory, this industrial art park spans 36 acres, housing more than 130 artists and galleries, graphic designers, architects, film and... Read More

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    Newman Tours

    A fantastic walking tour company with knowledgeable, friendly guides. Choose from a plethora of interesting historical tours, or itineraries based on... Read More

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    Power Station Of Art

    Established in 2012, this renovated power plant is the first state-run museum dedicated to the contemporary arts in Mainland China. It hosts the... Read More

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    Rockbund Art Museum

    Housed in a heritage Bund-side building, this contemporary art museum was restored by David Chipperfield in 2007. With no permanent collections, it... Read More

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    Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum

    This insightful museum expertly tells the history of the city's Jewish migration waves—in particular, when Shanghai welcomed 30,000 Jewish refugees... Read More

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    Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center

    A visually dazzling display of authentic Maoist-era communist propaganda posters, as well as a popular gift shop that sells prints of the real thing. Read More

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    Shouning Road

    This late-night market is famed for having lines of storefronts pedaling the crayfish that's made it famous. Stroll around long after the sun has gone... Read More

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    UnTour Shanghai

    This food tour company offers friendly and explanatory public or private tours, focusing on the wonderful tastes of Shanghai street food. Highlights... Read More

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    Urban Planning Exhibition Center

    An excellent day trip if you're interested in the architecture and development of the city. This expansive space features five floors with intricate... Read More

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    Yong Kang Road

    This rowdy bar street was once a quiet road with a handful of restaurants and bars, catering to foreign tastes. Fast forward a couple of years, and it's... Read More

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    Zotter Chocolate Theater

    Zotter, a renowned family-owned Austrian chocolate company that prides itself on producing organic and fair trade, high-quality chocolate, have opened a... Read More

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