22. Shanghai  CHINA  | Total Sights: 35+ | Nickname: The Pearl of The Orient

 

 

 

 

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A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Shanghai

China Featuring an incredible modern skyline Shanghai, situated on the Huangpu River, is considered the most dynamic Chinese city.

The Chinese metropole sitting on an the estuary of the mighty Yangtze River has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China.

If you can handle the immense crowds, you're ready for the world's most populous metropolis.

 Shanghai delights visitors with excellent shopping, some of the world's tallest and most iconic skyscrapers, idyllic Chinese gardens and a beautiful location.

  While Air pollution (there is usually no blue sky!) in Shanghai is low compared to other Chinese cities, it is still substantial by world standards.

Furthermore the often bad weather are to be noted on the negative side.

Criteria 

Sights

Location

Pedestrian Zones

Affordability

Safety 

Cleanliness

Shopping

Climate

People

Nightlife 

Transport

Size

Total Score

Score

7.25/10

6.75/10

5.75/10

4/10

6.5/10

5/10

7.75/10

3.75/10

3.75/10

7/10

8/10

9.5/10 [24 Mio.]

193.25

B. Best Things to Do in Shanghai (Detailed List with Photos and Information)

These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 7.25/10.

Shanghai Tower  7
Shanghai Tower is the world’s second tallest building featuring the world's highest observation deck.

Skyscraper  (total 632 m, observation deck 561 m, completed 2015) 

Best Things to do in Shanghai | Best Cities | No. 21: Shanghai | Shanghai Tower

by Baycrest / CC 2.5

Shanghai World Financial Center  7
This skyscraper is the 9th highest in the world. Foreigners and Chinese alike informally refer to the building as "the bottle opener".

Skyscraper  (total height 492 m, observation deck 474 m,  completed 2008) 

Best Things to do in Shanghai | Best Cities | No. 21: Shanghai | Shanghai World Financial Center

by Mgmoscatello / CC BY-SA 3.0

Yu Yuan Gardens  6
Chinese Garden

Best Things to do in Shanghai | Best Cities in the World | Shanghai | Yu Yuan Gardens

The Bund (Wai Tan)  6
Waterfront Area

by Daniel Case / CC BY-SA 3.0

Oriental Pearl Tower  6
Skyscraper  (total height 367 m, observation deck 350 m, completed 1994)

Best Things to do in Shanghai | Best Cities | No. 21: Shanghai | Oriental Pearl Tower

Chinese Old Town (Nanshi)  6
Historic Area

Things to do in Shanghai | Best Cities | No. 21: Shanghai | Chinese Old Town (Nanshi)

Ocean Aquarium  6
Aquarium  (3 million litre tank, 155 m tunnel, 20'500 m2, opened 2002, 10th best aquarium in the world)

Things to do in Shanghai | Best Cities | No. 21: Shanghai | Ocean Aquarium

Shanghai Museum  6
Museum  (Highlight of the collection: Ox-shaped Zun [Wine Vessel], between 1600 BC and 1046 BC)

Best Things to do in Shanghai | Best Cities | Shanghai | Shanghai Museum | 6/10

Nanjing Road  5
Shopping Street

Things to do in Shanghai | Best Cities | No. 21: Shanghai | Nanjing Road (partly pedestrianized shopping street)

 People’s Square and Park  5
Square and Park  (0.098 km2 [24.3 acres], opened 1952)

Best Things to do in Shanghai | Best Cities | No. 21: Shanghai | People’s Square and Park

Scoring and Icons Legend (Click here for detailed information)

10 = top-10 sight in the world
9 = world-class  
8 = outstanding
7 = excellent 
6 = impressive
5 = interesting
4 = decent
3 = mediocre
2 = bad
1 = abysmal

= World Heritage Site
= Excursion

Weather Forecast

Rain
Today 02/24 100%
High 14° / Low 7°
Rain
Overcast
Tomorrow 02/25 20%
High 11° / Low 2°
Overcast
Clear
Monday 02/26 10%
High 13° / Low 5°
Clear

C. Other Notable Sights and Attractions in Shanghai

-Jin Mao Tower (total 421 m, observation deck 340 m, built 1998)  5

-French Concession (city district)  5

D. Best Day Trips and Excursions from Shanghai

  CLASSICAL GARDENS OF SUZHOU (World Heritage Site since 1997, 111 km from Shanghai, 1 h by train)  6

E. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Shanghai (including close-by excursions)

Shanghai Tower (height: 632 m)  7
Shanghai World Financial Center (height: 492 m)  7
  CLASSICAL GARDENS OF SUZHOU (111 km from Shanghai)  6
Yu Yuan Gardens  6
The Bund (Wai Tan) (quay)  6
Oriental Pearl Tower (height: 367 m) 6
Chinese Old Town (Nanshi)  6
Ocean Aquarium (155 m tunnel)  6
Shanghai Museum  6
 Nanjing Road (shopping street)  5


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