39 Sights in Shanghai, China (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Shanghai, China. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 39 sights are available in Shanghai, China.

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1. Shanghai Tower

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Shanghai Tower is a 128-story, 632-meter-tall (2,073 ft) megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It is the tallest building in China and the world's third-tallest building by height to architectural top. It is the tallest and largest LEED Platinum certified building in the world since 2015. It shares the record of having the world's highest observation deck within a building or structure at 562 m. It had the world's second-fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 meters per second until 2017, when it was surpassed by the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center, with its top speed of 21 meters per second. Designed by international design firm Gensler and owned by the Shanghai Municipal Government, it is the tallest of the world's first triple-adjacent supertall buildings in Pudong, the other two being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Its tiered construction, designed for high energy efficiency, provides nine separate zones divided between office, retail and leisure use.

Wikipedia: Shanghai Tower (EN)

2. Shanghai World Financial Center

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The Shanghai World Financial Center is a supertall skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai. It was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Mori Building Company, with Leslie E. Robertson Associates as its structural engineer and China State Construction Engineering Corp and Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co. as its main contractor. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls. Park Hyatt Shanghai is the tower's hotel component, comprising 174 rooms and suites occupying the 79th to the 93rd floors, which at the time of completion was the highest hotel in the world. It is now the third-highest hotel in the world after the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, which occupies floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre.

Wikipedia: Shanghai World Financial Center (EN), Website

3. 盛宣怀铜像

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The bronze statue of Sheng Xuanhuai is located in the east gate of Minhang campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the east end of Xuanhuai Avenue. It was established to commemorate Sheng Xuanhuai, the founder of Nanyang Public School, the predecessor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It was unveiled on April 10,2010. The sculpture scheme was created by Kong Fanqiang, associate professor of Media and Design of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It is 1.8 meters high in a sitting position with a black granite base at a height of 1 meter high. The seats adopt a simplified style of Chinese and Western combination. The bronze statue is cast with the appearance of the Guangxu Emperor. The costume refers to the mandarin jacket of the original Sheng Xuanhuai statue and the badge on his left hand. On the rear wall of the bronze statue is the full text of the note "Please set a school piece". On the west side of the bronze statue, there is lingxing Gate engraved with "Siyuan" and "Zhiyuan" respectively, and on the side of the tablet and engraved with "heaven and earth and all things, up and down" and a short section of railway.

Wikipedia: 盛宣怀铜像 (ZH)

4. Longhua Pagoda

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Longhua Pagoda (龙华塔) is an octagonal wood and brick pagoda located in Xuhui District, Shanghai, East China. It is thought to have been first built during the Three Kingdoms Period, but the existing tower structure was built during the Northern Song dynasty. The pagoda underwent several renovations over various dynastic periods, which resulted in the addition of several architectural features that were not in the typical style of the Song dynasty. After the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, these later additions were removed and rebuilt in the Song dynasty style. Because of this, the pagoda has now been largely restored to its original appearance. The pagoda was twice established as a Shanghai Cultural Site Under State Protection, once on 26 May 1959 and again on 7 December 1997. On 25 May 2006, it was declared by the State Council to be among the sixth group of Major Historical and Cultural Sites Protected at the National Level.

Wikipedia: Longhua Pagoda (EN)

5. Waibaidu Bridge

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The Waibaidu Bridge, called the Garden Bridge in English, is the first all-steel bridge, and the only surviving example of a camelback truss bridge, in China. The present bridge is the fourth Western-designed bridge built at its location since 1856, in the downstream of the estuary of the Suzhou Creek, near its confluence with the Huangpu River, adjacent to the Bund in central Shanghai. It connects the Huangpu and Hongkou districts and was opened on 20 January 1908. With its rich history and unique design the Waibaidu Bridge is one of the symbols of Shanghai. Its modern and industrial image may be regarded as the city's landmark bridge. On 15 February 1994 the Shanghai Municipal Government declared the bridge an example of Heritage Architecture, and one of the outstanding structures in Shanghai. In an ever-changing metropolis, the Waibaidu Bridge still remains a popular attraction, and one of the few constants in the city skyline.

Wikipedia: Waibaidu Bridge (EN)

6. Bund Bull

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The Shanghai Bull, the Bund Financial Bull or the Bund Bull are monikers associated with a derivative of Arturo Di Modica's Charging Bull installed in late April 2010 and unveiled on The Bund in Shanghai on May 15, 2010. The 13,227.74-pound (6,000.00 kg) work of art is said to have the same height, length and weight as the New York City Charging Bull, actually it's 17.1-foot (5.2 m) long,10.5-foot (3.2 m) tall. The bull is reddish as a tribute to the country that commissioned the work. It leans to right instead of the left like Charging Bull and has a more menacing tail. The Bull's popularity has been a problem for local authorities.

Wikipedia: Bund Bull (EN)

7. Ignite the Dream - A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light

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Ignite the Dream - A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light Jeremy Thompson from Los Angeles, California / CC BY 2.0

Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light was a nighttime spectacular at Shanghai Disneyland Park in the Shanghai Disney Resort. Ignite the Dream unfolds on the park's castle, Enchanted Storybook Castle, similar to other hybrid-nighttime castle shows found at other Disney parks, including: Disney Illuminations at Disneyland Paris for the 25th Anniversary edition. The show features fireworks, water fountains, fire, lasers, projection mapping, and searchlights. The show’s story is centered on Mickey Mouse flying through the evening sky after discovering a magical spark that ignites his imagination.

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8. Fuxing Park (French Park)

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Fuxing Park is located in the former French Concession of Shanghai, China, in Luwan District near Nanchang Road; the main entrance is at the cross street of Fuxingzhong Road and Chongqingnan Road. It was once the largest park in Shanghai. The park was laid out by the French in 1909. The park, about 10 ha. in size, is designed in the French style, with a lake, fountains, covered pavilions, and flowerbeds. Early morning, the park fills with dancers, card players, mahjong enthusiasts, and tai chi solo and group artists. According to Time magazine's Hannah Beech, it is one of the must-see sights in Shanghai.

Wikipedia: Fuxing Park (EN)

9. Rex’s Racer

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RC Racer is a steel shuttle roller coaster operating at Walt Disney Studios Park in France, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland. Manufactured by Intamin, the ride is part of the Toy Story Playland in France, Toy Story Land in Hong Kong, and Toy Story Land in Shanghai. The ride in France opened on August 17, 2010, while the Hong Kong installation opened on November 17, 2011, and the Shanghai ride opened on April 26, 2018. This is the second roller coaster in Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland, and the third roller coaster in Walt Disney Studios Park.

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10. Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum

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The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum is a museum commemorating the Jewish refugees who lived in Shanghai during World War II after fleeing Europe to escape the Holocaust. It is located at the former Ohel Moshe or Moishe Synagogue, in the Tilanqiao Historic Area of Hongkou district, Shanghai, China. The museum features documents, photographs, films, and personal items documenting the lives of some of the more than 20,000 Jewish residents of the Restricted Sector for Stateless Refugees, better known as the Shanghai Ghetto, during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai.

Wikipedia: Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum (EN)

11. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a steel roller coaster located at Magic Kingdom and Shanghai Disneyland Park. Manufactured by Vekoma, the roller coaster is situated in the Fantasyland sections of both parks. The Magic Kingdom version opened to the public on May 28, 2014, as part of a major park expansion called New Fantasyland, while the Shanghai version opened on June 16, 2016. The ride is themed to Walt Disney's 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length, traditionally-animated feature film.

Wikipedia: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (EN), Website, Website En

12. Gutzlaff Signal Tower

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The Gutzlaff Signal Tower, also known as the Bund Weather Tower or the Bund Signal Tower (外滩信号台), is a major landmark in Shanghai's Bund. It is a 36.8m tall signal station designed and built by Spanish innovator and industrialist Modesto Marti de Sola, thrgough his company Shanghai Reinforced Concrete Company Co. in the year 1907. It was built in Art Deco style, originally intended to provide weather information to ships on the Huangpu River, in particular typhoon warnings.

Wikipedia: Gutzlaff Signal Tower (EN)

13. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a dark ride based upon the 1977 film of the same name, itself based on the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne. The attraction exists in slightly different forms at the Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland Park. Pooh's Hunny Hunt, located in Tokyo Disneyland, is an enhanced "E-ticket class" attraction, featuring full audio animatronics and a trackless ride system.

Wikipedia: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (attraction) (EN), Website, Website En

14. Shanghai Disneyland

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Shanghai Disneyland is a theme park located in Chuansha New Town, Pudong, Shanghai, China, that is part of the Shanghai Disney Resort. The park is operated by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products and Shanghai Shendi Group, through a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and Shendi. Construction began on April 8, 2011. The park opened on June 16, 2016. The park operated in its first half-year with a visitor attendance of 5.60 million guests.

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15. 皮裘公寓

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Leather Apartment is a historic building in Shanghai, China, located at 278 Tongren Road, Jing'an District , Built in 1929,4 stories high, brick and concrete structure, building area of 2,718 square meters Modernist architectural style, clear water red brick wall surface, simple shape. The facade balcony and the window cover have a dental classical style decoration details, forming a virtual contrast with the surrounding walls.

Wikipedia: 皮裘公寓 (ZH)

16. Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue

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Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue rickpilot_2000 from Hooksett, USA / CC BY 2.0

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin is an interactive shooting dark ride attraction located in the Tomorrowland area of the Disney theme parks. Designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, this attraction combines a carnival game and a third-generation Omnimover system. It is inspired by Disney/Pixar's Toy Story franchise, and contains several elements loosely based on the cartoon series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.

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17. pagoda at Xingshengjiao Temple

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pagoda at Xingshengjiao Temple Humanclose / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Songjiang Square Pagoda or Songjiang Fangta, officially the Xingshengjiao Temple Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda in the old town of Songjiang in suburban Shanghai. Originally built in the 11th century, it is the only structure remaining from the Xingshengjiao Temple, and is now enclosed in the Fangta Park. The 9-story pagoda is 48.5 meters (159 ft) tall, and has become Songjiang's most famous landmark.

Wikipedia: Songjiang Square Pagoda (EN)

18. Shanghai Astronomy Museum

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Shanghai Astronomy Museum is a planetarium opened in 2021 in Lingang New City, Pudong New Area district, Shanghai. Its dome covers 38,000 square meters. It is the world's largest planetarium in terms of building scale. The planetarium, designed by New York City based Ennead Architects, serves as an educational and entertainment site for visitors. It is part of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.

Wikipedia: Shanghai Astronomy Museum (EN), Website

19. Slinky Dog Spin

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Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin is a Caterpillar-style ride at Walt Disney Studios Park in France, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland Park. The ride is part of Toy Story Playland in France, and Toy Story Land in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The France ride opened on August 17, 2010; the Hong Kong installation opened on November 17, 2011; and the Shanghai ride opened on April 26, 2018.

Wikipedia: Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin (EN), Website

20. Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

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Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is a large museum in Pudong, Shanghai, close to Century Park, the largest park within the inner districts of the city. It is one of China's most-visited museums. It received 1,351,000 visitors in 2020, despite a fall of attendance of 72 percent from 2019 due to restrictions and reduced tourism imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wikipedia: Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (EN), Website

21. Longhua Temple

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The Longhua Temple is a Buddhist temple dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha in Shanghai. Although most of the present day buildings date from later reconstructions, the temple preserves the architectural design of a Song dynasty (960–1279) monastery of the Chan School. It is the largest, most authentic and complete ancient temple complex in the city of Shanghai.

Wikipedia: Longhua Temple (EN)

22. Evergreen Playhouse

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For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration is a musical show based on Disney's 2013 3D computer-animated musical feature film Frozen and the songs from the film, located at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Shanghai Disneyland Park. It was also formerly hosted at Disney California Adventure, Disneyland Park in Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland.

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23. Sihang Warehouse

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The Defense of Sihang Warehouse took place from October 26 to November 1, 1937, and marked the beginning of the end of the three-month Battle of Shanghai in the opening phase of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Defenders of the warehouse held out against numerous waves of Japanese forces and covered Chinese forces retreating west during the Battle of Shanghai.

Wikipedia: Defense of Sihang Warehouse (EN)

24. Statue of Chairman Mao

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East China University of Science and Technology is a public research university with two campuses located in Shanghai, China. Established in 1952 as East China Institute of Chemical Technology, it has evolved from an institution with a strong focus on chemical engineering into a comprehensive university that covers a wide range of academic disciplines.

Wikipedia: ECUST (EN)

25. Shanghai Disney Resort

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Shanghai Disney Resort is a themed resort in Pudong, Shanghai, China. The resort opened to the public on June 16, 2016. It is the first Disneyland in mainland China. It is also the sixth Disney resort worldwide, after Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

Wikipedia: Shanghai Disney Resort (EN), Website, Website En

26. Sichuan Road Bridge

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Sichuan Road and Bridge is the bridge of Wusong River in Shanghai section. The north of the bridge is Sichuan North Road in Hongkou District, and the south of the bridge is Sichuan Middle Road in Huangpu District. The bridge is 70.97 meters long and 18.2 meters wide. It is a 3-hole reinforced concrete single cantilever structure bridge.

Wikipedia: 四川路桥 (上海) (ZH)

27. 张朴桥圣母无染原罪堂

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The Virgin of Zhang Puqiao is a famous church in the Catholic Diocese of Shanghai, located in Sheshan Town, Songjiang District, Shanghai, adjacent to the famous court shrine of Sheshan. Due to several important events in Shanghai parish, which originated in Zhang Puqiao, the church is also known as the "Jiangnan First Hall".

Wikipedia: 张朴桥圣母无染原罪堂 (ZH)

28. Seat of the First Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

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The Site of the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is now preserved as a museum in Shanghai, China. It is located in Xintiandi, on Xingye Road. It is located in the historical shikumen buildings in which the 1st National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party took place during the month of July in 1921.

Wikipedia: Site of the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (EN)

29. Shanghai Audi International Circuit

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The Shanghai International Circuit is a motorsport race track, situated in the Jiading District, Shanghai. The circuit is best known as the venue for the annual Chinese Grand Prix which was hosted from 2004 to 2019 and was scheduled again from 2024 onwards, but its race was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Wikipedia: Shanghai International Circuit (EN), Website

30. Shanghai Natural History Museum

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The Shanghai Natural History Museum is a museum dedicated to natural history in the city of Shanghai. It is one of the largest museums of natural sciences in China. Formerly housed in the Shanghai Cotton Exchange Building, the museum was moved to a purpose-built site in the Jing'an Sculpture Park in 2015.

Wikipedia: Shanghai Natural History Museum (EN)

31. Happy Valley Shanghai

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Happy Valley Shanghai is an amusement park in Shanghai, China. The park is located in Songjiang District, approximately 40 kilometers (25 mi) from downtown Shanghai. It covers an area of 863,500 square metres. Opened on 16 August 2009, it is the fourth installation of the Happy Valley theme park chain.

Wikipedia: Happy Valley Shanghai (EN)

32. Shanghai Zoo

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Shanghai Zoological Park, or commonly Shanghai Zoo in short, is the main zoological garden in Shanghai. It is located near the township of Hongqiao and is administratively in Changning District. Shanghai Zoo was formerly known as " Xijiao Park", which is still a common name used locally for the zoo.

Wikipedia: Shanghai Zoo (EN), Website

33. China Art Museum

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The China Art Museum, also called the China Art Palace or its original name, Shanghai Art Museum, is a museum of modern Chinese art located in Pudong, Shanghai. The museum is housed in the former China Pavilion of Expo 2010. It is one of the largest art museums in Asia.

Wikipedia: China Art Museum (EN)

34. TRON Lightcycle Power Run

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Tron Lightcycle Power Run is a semi-enclosed launched steel motorbike roller coaster attraction at Shanghai Disneyland and Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Based on the Tron franchise, the attraction takes guests on a ride through the Grid on their own light cycle.

Wikipedia: TRON Lightcycle Power Run (EN)

35. Monument to the People's Heroes

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The Monument to the People's Heroes 上海市人民英雄纪念塔 is a concrete structure in Shanghai, China. The structure is located at the north end of the Bund, at the confluence of the Suzhou Creek and the Huangpu River, within the grounds of the Huangpu Park.

Wikipedia: Monument to the People's Heroes (Shanghai) (EN)

36. 鲁迅故居

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The Former Residence of Lu Xun in Shanghai located at 9 Continental Terrace, Lane 132, Shanyin Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai, China, is the former residence of Lu Xun (1881–1936), a noted Chinese writer. Lu lived in the house from 1933 to his death in 1936.

Wikipedia: Former Residence of Lu Xun (Shanghai) (EN)

37. Longhua Martyrs Cementary

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Longhua Martyrs' Cemetery, located at No. 180, Longhua West Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, the Longhua Revolutionary Martyrs' Memorial Site in the northeast corner is one of the national key cultural relics protection units.

Wikipedia: 龙华烈士陵园 (ZH)

38. Yu Yuan Garden

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Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai at Huangpu District, Shanghai. It abuts the Yuyuan Tourist Mart, the Huxinting Teahouse and the Yu Garden Bazaar.

Wikipedia: Yu Garden (EN), Website

39. Power Station of Art

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The Power Station of Art is a contemporary art museum in Shanghai. Housed in a former power station, it is China's first state-run contemporary art museum. Converting the building cost $64 million which was paid for by the Shanghai government.

Wikipedia: Power Station of Art (EN)

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