5 Must-Do's in Shanghai, China

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

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Posting this because Philippines AirAsia will be flying directly to Shanghai from Manila starting June 10, 2016. You can all-in promotional fares for as low as Php2,888! How cool is that?

So, what to do in Shanghai? Well, aside from being the most influential city in China, the top food place next to Sichuan (eat Lumpiang Shanghai!), and the location of Disney's third largest property, Shanghai has other great destinations to explore. Here are five of them:

Stroll Down The Bund
A symbol of Shanghai’s colorful past and thriving future, this 1.5 km-long waterfront on the banks of Huangpu River is lined up with avant-garde buildings that are Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical-inspired. Across the river is an astounding skyline of Shanghai’s skyscrapers, including the famous Oriental Pearl Tower.
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The Bund
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Souvenir Hunt at the Yuyuan Gardens
One does not think of tranquility when you come to the Yuyuan Gardens. A souvenir paradise, there are countless vendors surrounding the lively square amongst impressive classical Chinese architecture. Shop for jade, jewelry or handicrafts, or even splurge at the more popular brands within the gardens.
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Yuyuan Gadens
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Socialize at Xintiandi
Located in the French Concessions Area is Xintiandi, the ultimate car-free shopping, dining and entertainment area. Traditional Shikumen (stone gate) buildings have been turned into cafés and restaurants, bars and chic boutique stores. Translated as “new heaven and earth”, Xintiandi is a great place to soak in the historical and cultural elements of the city set amidst modernity.
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Be a Culture Vulture at the Shanghai Art Museum
From the outside, the building strikes an opulent modern pose but once inside, it is a sanctuary for ancient art appreciation. Take a look at the intricate beauty of thousand-year-old Chinese bronzes, sculptures, ceramics, jades, seals, calligraphies, coins and currencies, paintings, furniture as well as crafts of China’s ethnic minorities.
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Shanghai Art Museum
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Shop 'til You Drop at Nanjing Road
A true shopping paradise! Nanjing Road is one of the world’s longest and most vibrant shopping districts, and a must-see for fashion shoppers and tourists! This 6km-long street is constantly buzzing with excitement all day, and when night falls, the vibrant lights from the stores and restaurants illuminate the street brilliantly.

Nanjing Road
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