First Time Tourists Guide in Shanghai, China

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Shanghai is a city located in east-central China

Shanghai is the second-most populated city in China

It's also known as The Oriental Paris as it has rich cultures and historical landmarks

Shanghai is a must-visit city when it comes to cultural tourism



Enjoy your vacation in The Bund, Shanghai. It's Shanghai's most popular place for tourists. The Bund serves you the beautiful scenery of Shanghai City. It's even called the pride of Shanghai as its architecture displays the living museum of Shanghai colonial history.

The Bund

Historic, 1,500-meter-long waterside promenade showcasing distinctive modern & colonial buildings

Address : Zhongshan East 1st Rd, Wai Tan, Huangpu, Shanghai, China


Pudong is where you can find everything in Shanghai. It's the most modern part of Shanghai. It's Shanghai's central business district. Pudong has high towers dominating its skyline. Visit Shanghai Tower to have the best sight of the Great Shanghai skyline!


Pudong is a sprawling, sparsely populated area with family attractions like Century Park

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Located in Pudong, Super Brand Mall is the major shopping center in Shanghai. It's also known as the biggest shopping area in Asia. The mall is filled with shopping malls, dining and entertainment places. You can spend a whole day exploring the shopping center.

Super Brand Mall

Huge, 13-story enclosed shopping center with a variety of stores & eateries & an IMAX movie theater

Address : 168 Lujiazui W Rd, Lu Jia Zui, Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200092


When you're in a Chinese country, you can't skip its Cantonese specialties like dim sum, bao, and noodles. As for the authentic drink in Shanghai, you can try Yum cha, an authentic tea from Shanghai.


As a cosmopolitan city, Shanghai has a mixed culture of Chinese and western culture. The mix of cultures will make a remarkable memory in the future.


For a pleasure traveling, you need time where the weather is comfortable to have a trip around the city. Shanghai has the best time to travel between October to November.


Shanghai's luxury stay recommendation goes to Les Suites Orient, a hotel near the Bund with contemporary rooms. It has the best angle of the Bund for the view. For the budget travelers, you can stay in Shanghai Fish Inn Bund. It's located in the center of Shanghai. It's a typical stone gatehouses stay. Decorated with different themes of Chinese culture, the hotel allows you to have a comfortable stay with affordable price.

Shanghai Fish Inn Bund

Chinese culture decorated hotel

Address : 639 Henan Road, Huangpu, China

Les Suites Orient

chic, contemporary hotel with garden or city views and with wood furnishings

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Have a fancy dinner with the night view of the Bund City in Jade On 36. Located on the 36th floor of the five-star Shangri-La Hotel, this restaurant serves you the high quality dishes. But, if you want to try local-pride foods, Mei Long Zhen restaurant is the answer. It's a national top-level restaurant serving over 200 varieties of traditional dishes.

Mei Long Zhen

The best Shanghainese-dish resturant in town

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Jade On 36

A fancy restaurant with the night view of the Bund City

Address : 33 Fucheng Rd, Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China


Have a comfortable chit-chat with your travel buddy in 1984 Bookstore & Café. It's a cafe stocked with the a variety of book. What's more, there are cats running around the cafe. But, if you want a cafe with a unique decoration, you can go to Marienbad Café. It's a cafe decorated in an old rustic theme with wood-paneled walls.

1984 Bookstore & Café

a book shop and cafe

Address : 11 Hu Nan Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

Marienbad Café

A coffee shop that is very popular with locals and the odd expat

Address : 55 Wukang Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China


Have a memorable nightclubbing in M1NT. It's one of Shanghai's famous clubs. The club has a strict dress code such as no shorts or sneakers is allowed. For the drinking pleasure, Speak Low is a must-go bar in Shanghai. It's now listed as one of the world's best bars.


one of Shanghai's famous clubs

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Speak Low

a top 20 world bar

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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is a public aquarium with an advanced aquarium technology. Located in Pudong, this aquarium is known to be the biggest aquarium in Asia. Also located in Pudong, Shanghai Disneyland Park is a must-listed place to-go in Shanghai. The park is a part of Shanghai Disney Resort.

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Contemporary aquarium with local & exotic marine life & long, glass-enclosed underwater walkways

Address : 1388 Lujiazui Ring Rd, Lu Jia Zui, Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200031

Shanghai Disneyland Park

a Disney theme park located in Pudong

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Capture the view of Shanghai city and Huangpu River from Sir Elly's Terrace. It's one of the largest terraces near the Bund. If you want to make your Instagram feeds more aesthetic, you can go to Fosun Foundation in The Bund Finance Center. It's a vast exhibition hosting fashion shows, art exhibitions, and conferences. It has various photogenic corners perfect for your Instagram feed.

Sir Elly's Terrace

A popular meeting spot in Shanghai

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Fosun Foundation

Located in The Bund Finance Center, it is a exhibition hosting place

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