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Ten things to do in Shanghai

The more beauty Shanghai will unfold to you the longer you live here. For a traveler, there are 10 things you must do in Shanghai besides going to the well-known attractions like the Bund, the Riverside Avenue

Watch a wedding held in church

Shanghai is one of the few mainland cities where you can have wedding held in a chapel. Churches such as Fitch Memorial Church, Shanghai Community Church and Xujiahui Catholic Church can provide wedding service, provided that one of the loves is a Christian. For ordinary tourists, it will be a warm and interesting experience to watch a wedding or go to mass.

Xujiahui Catholic Church


Address: 158, Puxi Rd, Xuhui District
Transportation: get out from exit 3 of Xujiahui Station of Metro Line 1, 9 or 11
Opening hours: Saturday: PM 13:00 ~ 16:00; Sunday: PM 14:00 ~ 16:00.
Volunteers will show you around the church every half an hour.

2.Buy a "one-day transportation card”

With this card, you no longer need to line up for tickets and worry about fare calculation and shuttle between the various attractions through subway freely within 24 hours.

Tips: one-day transportation cards are sold in major subway station service windows.

3.Stay one night at the rebuilt Peace Hotel

After nearly 3 years of rebuilding, Peace Hotel becomes "Fairmont Peace Hotel." Former jazz bar are reopened and 9 India, UK, China, USA, France, Italy, Spain, Japan and Germany-styled suites have been equipped with advanced indoor high-tech facilities.


Address: 2o East Nanjing Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Traffic: East Nanjing Road Station of Metro Line 2

4.To see European-styled Songjiang district

Songjang district is where the history and culture of Shanghai start. There are many ancient attractions here like Ancient Square Pagoda Garden and Zuibaichi Garden. Thames Town in Songjiang is a group of European-styled buildings which are settings for many TV dramas and films. 

Key Attractions: Thames Town


Address: Lane 900, Xinbei Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai
Transportation: get off at Songjiang University Town of Metro Line 9 and then transfer to Bus 15 and get off at North Sanxin Road New Songjiang Road station.

5.Have a cup of coffee at downstairs of Eileen Chang’s apartment

Chinese literature loves must go to Changde apartment where Eileen Chang has lived and have a cup of coffee in that coffee shop which is decorated like the scene in her novel


Address: 195 Changde Road, Jingan District

Transportation: Jing'an Temple Station of Metro Line 2 

6.Get an invincible view of Huangpu River in the top-class hotel

In hotels like Peninsula Hotel on the west bank of Huangpu River, Hyatt on the Bund, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Peace Hotel, Pudong Ritz-Carlton, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt and Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, you will enjoy a fabulous view of Huangpu River at night.


7.Go to Shanghai Film Museum to explore the history of Chinese movies

Shanghai is the birthplace of Chinese films. In the museum you can find the old magazines and posters.


Address: 595 North Caoxi Road, Xuhui District
Transportation: get off at Shanghai Stadium Station of Metro Line 1 or 4)
Opening hours: 09: 00-17: 00

8.Have a taste of Nanxiang Steamed Dumplings in Nanxiang, Jiading district

Here you can have authentic steamed dumplings without waiting for long lines in the downtown restaurants. 


9.Stroll on the small roads

10.Take a tour bus

Take a tour bus in Shanghai to enjoy the downtown beauty.


If you do the 10 things to do in Shanghai mentioned in Shanghai, you will have a nice and enjoyable tour in Shanghai!

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