We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Attractions (806)
Activities (162)
Nightlife (55)
Shopping (461)

Top things to do in Shanghai

Name
Book a Tour
$20* and up
Ranked #1 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Ancient Ruins; Theaters & Stadiums
Map | Visitor photos (70)
Book a Tour
$52* and up
Ranked #2 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural

The Bund is a symbol of Shanghai and an epitome of Shanghai's modern history.  From the Oriental Pearl TV Tower you can see the Bund. The Bund is very famous, especially at night... more »

Map | Visitor photos (1986)
Ranked #3 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (129)
Book a Tour
$20* and up
Ranked #4 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has been performed since its debut at Shanghai Circus World... more » Owner description: The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has been performed since its debut at Shanghai Circus World in September 2005. It is unique and comparable to the tradition of the Broadway Musical.It is in fact a stunning acrobatic show combining traditional Chinese arts and modern technologies. The performers present Chinese acrobatics, martial arts and dance perfectly in harmony with the music, sound, lighting, and other special effects, which include a water screen.While you marvel at the highly proficient skills of the performers, the story of China's evolution from its ancient past to the future is told. Hence, the title 'Intersection of Time', as the viewpoint of the audience is set in the present between the past and the future.The performance provides a wonderful insight into China's ancient culture and civilization, with sections about Sinan, an ancient Chinese invention for telling directions, soothsaying and conjuring. There is a fantastic section showing an acrobatic program which has elements performed since the far off days of the Han Dynasty (206BC–220AD). With porcelain jars and vats as their stage properties the performers give an overview of Chinese porcelain culture and greater understand of the country's name of 'China'.Modern achievements that are also showcased include Shanghai Donghai Cross-Sea Bridge, Maglev Train, and Shenzhou 5, China's first manned space mission. From these, you can see the amazing development and bright future of Shanghai and the whole country.The 100-minute performance shows not only artistic skills, but also creativity. Aided by multimedia including vision, original live music, sound effects, smell effect, air conditioning and lighting, « less
Map | Visitor photos (64)
Book a Tour
$142* and up
Ranked #5 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Malls; Landmarks
Owner description: Three observation decks offer different experiences at the 94th, 97th, and 100th floors. The 100th floor is the highest... more » Owner description: Three observation decks offer different experiences at the 94th, 97th, and 100th floors. The 100th floor is the highest observatory in the world, with transparent glass-walled walkways. « less
Map | Visitor photos (751)
Book a Tour
$20* and up
Ranked #6 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: ; Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This elegant museum, opened in 1996, features eleven state-of-the-art galleries housing China’s international-standard... more » Owner description: This elegant museum, opened in 1996, features eleven state-of-the-art galleries housing China’s international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jade and Ming and Qing dynasty furniture. « less
Map | Visitor photos (683)
Ranked #7 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: The riverside walk along the Bund may be busy and crowded during the day, but with good reason - it's simply a must when in... more » Owner description: The riverside walk along the Bund may be busy and crowded during the day, but with good reason - it's simply a must when in Shanghai for people-watching and getting a good feel for the city. « less
Map | Visitor photos (176)
Book a Tour
$58* and up
Ranked #8 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum contains the site of one of only two synagogues in Shanghai, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue,... more » Owner description: The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum contains the site of one of only two synagogues in Shanghai, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue, along with two exhibition halls. Volunteers offer informative tours of the museum. « less
Map | Visitor photos (50)
Book a Tour
$20* and up
Ranked #9 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (243)
Book a Tour
$52* and up
Ranked #10 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
Owner description: A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the French Concession is popular with tourists and expats, and... more » Owner description: A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the French Concession is popular with tourists and expats, and appreciated for its cafes, tree-lined avenues, and tudor houses. « less
Map | Visitor photos (206)
Ranked #11 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
Visitor photos (22)
Book a Tour
$142* and up
Ranked #12 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is located in People Square , a short walk from Shanghai Museum and adjacent to the Shanghai Municipal Government Building . On the... more »

Map | Visitor photos (113)
Book a Tour
$115* and up
Ranked #13 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: History Museums; Museums
Map | Visitor photos (162)
Book a Tour
$68* and up
Ranked #14 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Gardens; Cultural
Owner description: A classical garden complete with period style buildings. The Garden was created by Pan Yunduan a Government Officer for his... more » Owner description: A classical garden complete with period style buildings. The Garden was created by Pan Yunduan a Government Officer for his family finishing in 1577. « less
Map | Visitor photos (1389)
Ranked #15 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Museums
Map | Visitor photos (87)
Book a Tour
$142* and up
Ranked #16 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Public Transportation Systems; Other
Map | Visitor photos (185)
Book a Tour
$142* and up
Ranked #17 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Architectural Buildings; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is without a doubt Shanghai's most recognized landmark. It rises 1,500  feet (457 meters) in Shanghai's newest district of Pudong.   The tower hold up... more »

Map | Visitor photos (1190)
Book a Tour
$120* and up
Ranked #18 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural

.                   Make sure you go to Esther Bears Teddy Bear Shop/Museum/ Thai Cafe and try and get a table on one of the balconies.  From there you get a good view of the... more »

Map | Visitor photos (550)
Book a Tour
$142* and up
Ranked #19 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks
Owner description: "Pudong, in its 13-year history, has surprisingly progressed in its economic strength and its urban development. This... more » Owner description: "Pudong, in its 13-year history, has surprisingly progressed in its economic strength and its urban development. This 556-sqaure-kilometer farmland 13 years ago is well on its way toward a modern metropolis. As the epitome of Shanghai' modernization and the symbol of China's reform and opening up drive, Pudong has become an ideal land for global investors." http://pudong.shanghaichina.org/jiangsx.htm « less
Map | Visitor photos (182)
Ranked #20 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Race Car Tracks; Theaters & Stadiums
Map | Visitor photos (65)
Ranked #21 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
I would like to write a review and cannot find in the shangai listed attractions
Map | Visitor photos (7)
Book a Tour
$53* and up
Ranked #22 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Architectural Buildings; Observation Decks/ Towers; Resort Communities; Specialty Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (263)
Ranked #23 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (105)
Ranked #24 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (36)
Book a Tour
$68* and up
Ranked #25 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Cultural
Owner description: This Chinese Buddhist Temple hosts two jade Buddha statues imported from Burma, along with many other cultural relics. It is... more » Owner description: This Chinese Buddhist Temple hosts two jade Buddha statues imported from Burma, along with many other cultural relics. It is a peaceful refuge from the modern bustle of Shanghai, where monks may be seen and heard conducting Buddhist ceremonies. « less
Map | Visitor photos (301)
Ranked #26 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Happy Valley Shanghai is a theme park consisting of seven themes: Happy Times, Typhoon Bay, Sunshine Beach, Ant Kingdom, Gold... more » Owner description: Happy Valley Shanghai is a theme park consisting of seven themes: Happy Times, Typhoon Bay, Sunshine Beach, Ant Kingdom, Gold Mine Town, Shanghai Beach and Shangri-la Woods. Offering plenty of thrill rides for adults, Ant Kingdom is best for younger kids. « less
Map | Visitor photos (131)
Ranked #27 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Map | Visitor photos (116)
Ranked #28 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Performances; Theaters & Stadiums
Map | Visitor photos (6)
Ranked #29 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Civic Centers; Art Museums; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (70)
Ranked #30 of 806 attractions in Shanghai
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Map | Visitor photos (69)
Trusted travel advice about Shanghai