Activities for a Rainy Day in Shanghai

What to Do in Shanghai When it Rains

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Shanghai

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  • Jamie M
    1 contribution
    Had a great experience having a coat fitted and beautiful shirts made by Linda at Stitch and Co. She's a real expert and helped recommend amazing patterns that fit magnificently. A complete pleasure to visit and I'll be sure to come back again
    -Jamie
    Written February 25, 2022
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  • Sjakie S
    Hoorn, The Netherlands645 contributions
    The museum has free entrance, and if you know what's inside! But you have to wait in the queue for 1 hour. The audio guide is well worth the price. I think you can spend a whole day here.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Jo-Ann
    Washington15,418 contributions
    Surprisingly this temple is nice, a good size and historical. Just walking distance from the Changshou metro station line 7. There’s a variety of statues of gods and goddesses to be admired snd prayed (if you are a Buddhist). There are 2 Jade buddhas, one reclining and one sitting upright. Both in different parts of the temple. The reclining buddha is in white jade and the sitting buddha is in green jade. Sitting buddha sits in an airconditioned room where no photography is allowed. Pretty cool visit!
    Written August 2, 2021
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  • Mark F
    5 contributions
    Excellent place! It's nice to see the Jewish history being celebrated in Shanghai. They genuinely saved lives.
    Written October 11, 2021
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  • HeatherandKel
    Salt Lake City, UT89 contributions
    Loved this museum. Had lived in Shanghai for over a year before ever going. Wish I had been sooner and had taken visitors. The model of Shanghai is one of the most impressive things I have ever seen. Great rainy day, or bad air day activity.
    Written April 9, 2020
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  • Doug C
    Shenzhen, China291 contributions
    First off, the place is difficult to find. Go to 726 builidng,and enter the entrance under the arch thing between the two banks. Turn right, and take the elevator to the 7th floor.

    The museum is quite small, but we'll stocked. There are a couple of hundred posters perhaps to look at.

    But, if you are a history nerd like myself, the gift shop is the star of the show. Original posters from the 60s... Original copies of the little red book in various languages, busts of Mao, old maps, old textbooks, old magazines... This place is a treasure trove, and will satisfy history buffs from a tiny budget of ¥150 for three copies of posters, to over ¥6k for rare originals, and everything in between.
    Written October 3, 2021
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  • Evan
    1 contribution
    I go to find Lucy today , very happy . The glasses very good .love it. Lucy’s store at 1003 . First floor . You can find her at 1003 . qianye glasses change to ziye glasses. at 1003

    我今天计划去三楼找露西的店,结果发现露西的店已经搬到一楼了1003。露西特别好,耐心的给我讲解眼镜的相关知识,并且给我配了一副超好的眼镜。千叶眼镜 改名为子叶眼镜 1003
    Written March 3, 2022
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  • Jenn S
    Los Altos, CA55 contributions
    Very spacious, affordable at just 30rmb for adults and kids under 1.3m free. Many dinosaurs in skeleton and animatronic form, many taxidermied animals of the past, a good collection of minerals and rocks, and ecology of shanghai. It was empty on a Friday morning. The sculpture garden outside is a big plus for little kids. Only negative is I think most of the items except the rocks are replicas, including the stuffed animals but maybe it's not bad since those animals are endangered or extinct. We did have to buy our tickets on wechat, show health code and passports to enter as foreigners.
    Written November 7, 2020
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  • Sharad
    Jaipur, India302 contributions
    Huge market with long rows with shops selling a variety of fancy items to suit the needs of every one. The prices are jacked up to the tune of 4 to 5 times the original price. The moment you look at any item they try to sell it to you which sometimes is irritating.
    Written March 8, 2020
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada1,628 contributions
    We came to M50 on the weekend and it was not too busy. There are lots of exhibits you can walk in for free and see artists at work. The area also has many cafes and a few restaurants but none were overly appealing.
    Written April 3, 2021
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  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China25,843 contributions
    One of the best luxury malls in shanghai. Has most of the luxury brands. In the basement, most of the cosmetic brands are there except SKII. Also in the basement, a supermarket and Lady M. Upstairs a cineplex and quite a few restaurants. And of course, the first Apple store in china
    Written February 3, 2022
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  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China25,843 contributions
    Probably 1 of the best shopping malls in shanghai in addition to IFC. Unlike IFC, IAPM has many more restaurant and food options. As well as non luxury shops. And a Sephora and Muji. IFC is more luxury focused and a whole floor of cosmetics
    Written February 4, 2022
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  • LoveTravelling1116
    Singapore, Singapore660 contributions
    One of the highlights in Shanghai is to visit this memorable acrobatic performance by their locals. It is rather expensive, undeniably, but completely worthy as it can be an eye-opener for those who haven’t watched it before. My first encounter with acrobatic performances was through television, but watching it live feels real and magnified, and as a form of cultural exposure to Chinese arts.

    We purchased the ticket online and collected the hard-copy ticket on-site by exchanging details of our purchase. It took us at least half an hour to find the exact location of this show through asking around, after alighting at Shanghai Circus World train station. Luckily, we were on time to watch the performance and the show did not start promptly too. The number of audiences was like less than half of its full capacity, and mainly tourists. We were allowed to eat while watching this performance. Mum bought a pop corn at RMB 40.

    After the performance, we decided to purchase their DVD at RMB 150 as souvenir. I was the only customer buying this DVD. The other tourists were rushing back to their tour bus.
    Written July 12, 2020
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  • venkatrao t
    Washington DC, DC22 contributions
    Best Shanghai development center by the city, Shanghai History, growth over the years, infrastructure plans, and water and sewer processing and reclamation. Air quality and controls.
    Written February 16, 2020
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  • Nick Y
    Hong Kong, China134 contributions
    During the May, it’s rainy, sunny and a bit humid at Shanghai, was there visited the Fair of China Beauty. Very interesting fair centre as it’s really huge. Thousands of exhibitors and you really can’t visit all the halls, it’s impossible. Too big.

    Also the problem of transportation is headache, I remember that one of the day need to walk 20minutes away from the exhibition centre, there is no chance at all to grab a cab or call for a cab.

    I was at one of the park 20minutes away of the fair and waiting for a cab. It was around 5:30pm, the Mosquitos came out like crazy party. Luckily I have the Be3 Mosquito Spray that helped a lot, one Spray all around the body, thanks to the BOV system that the bottle can spray 360degrees. Zero mosquito bites at the time, while seeing others scratching....
    Written June 4, 2019
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