Attractions

Top Choice Notable Building in Pǔdōng

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

This 468m-tall poured-concrete tripod tower is the most iconic contemporary building in the city, and its image is flashed around town on everything from postcards to t-shirts. Love it or hate it, the Deng Xiaoping–…
Top Choice Museum in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Ohel Moishe Synagogue & Jewish Refugees Museum

Built by the Russian Ashkenazi Jewish community in 1927, this synagogue lies in the heart of the 1940s Jewish ghetto. Today it houses the synagogue and the Shànghǎi Jewish Refugees Museum, with exhibitions on the li…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Jìng’ān

Jade Buddha Temple

One of Shànghǎi’s few active Buddhist monasteries, this temple was built between 1918 and 1928. The highlight is a transcendent Buddha crafted from pure jade, one of five shipped back to China by the monk Hui Gen at…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Jìng’ān

Jìng’ān Temple

With the original temple dating back to AD 1216, the much-restored Jìng’ān Temple was here well before all the audacious skyscrapers and glitzy shopping malls. Today it stands like a shimmering mirage in defiance of…
Top Choice Gallery in Jìng’ān

M50

Shànghǎi may be known for its glitz and glamour, but it's got an edgy subculture, too. The industrial M50 art complex is one prime example, where galleries have set up in disused factories and cotton mills, utilisin…
Top Choice Museum in Jìng’ān

Shànghǎi Natural History Museum

Perhaps not quite on the same scale as the Smithsonian, Shànghǎi's new sleek space would nevertheless be a fitting choice for a Night at the Museum movie. As comprehensive as it is entertaining and informative, the …
Top Choice Museum in Pǔdōng

Shànghǎi History Museum

The entire family will enjoy this informative museum with a fun presentation on old Shànghǎi. Learn how the city prospered on the back of the cotton trade and junk transportation, when it was known as ‘Little Sūzhōu…
Top Choice Notable Building in Pǔdōng

Shànghǎi World Financial Center

Although trumped by the adjacent Shànghǎi Tower as the city’s most stratospheric building, the awe-inspiring 492m-high Shànghǎi World Financial Center is an astonishing sight, even more so come nightfall when its ‘b…
Top Choice Notable Building in Pǔdōng

Shànghǎi Tower

China’s tallest building dramatically twists skywards from its footing in Lùjiāzuǐ. The 121-storey 632m-tall Gensler-designed Shànghǎi Tower topped out in August 2013 and opened in mid-2016. The spiral-shaped tower …
Top Choice Village in West Shànghǎi

Qībǎo

If you tire of Shànghǎi's incessant quest for modernity, this tiny town is only a hop, skip and metro ride away. An ancient settlement that prospered during the Ming and Qing dynasties, it is littered with tradition…