Shanghai Sights

Today beauty and charm coexist with kitsch and commercialism. From the colonial architecture of the Former French Concession to the forest of cranes and the neon-lit high-rises of Pudong, Shanghai is a city of paradox and change.

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Xujiahui, Hongqiao and Gubei 4

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Chen Xiangge Temple

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If you find yourself passing by this tiny temple on your exploration of the Old City, you can make an offering to Buddha with the free...

City God Temple

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At the southeast end of the Yu Gardens bazaar stands this Taoist temple, built during the early part of the Ming Dynasty and destroyed...

Long Museum

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Billionaire art collectors Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei don't do anything halfway; their Long Museum, designed by Shanghai-based firm Atelier...

Old City Wall

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The Old City used to be completely surrounded by a wall, built in 1553 as a defense against Japanese pirates. Most of it was torn down...

Power Station of Art

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The site of the Shanghai World Expo was a barren wasteland until this massive contemporary art museum, housed in a former power plant,...

Yu Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

Since the 18th century, this complex, with its traditional red walls and upturned tile roofs, has been a marketplace and social center...

Yuz Museum

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In a former airport hanger, walking distance from the nearby Long Museum, is the Yuz Museum, brainchild of Chinese-Indonesian art collector...

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