The Bund

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The Bund (chinese: 外滩, pinyin: Wàitān) is one of the most famous places in Shanghai. Located along the Huangpu River, it offers an exceptional panorama on both sides of the city. As attractive night and day, tourists and city residents can enjoy a pedestrian promenade along the river and observe the European architecture of the early 20th century. It is also an opportunity to discover large and luxurious restaurants, bars and shops of Shanghai.

To go there take the subway line 2 and get off at East Nanjing Road, then take the pedestrian street to the river.


People’s Square

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People’s Square (Chinese: 人民广场, pinyin: Rénmín Guǎngchǎng) is located in front of People’s Park and is the central point of Shanghai. There are several major tourist attractions around it such as Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum and Urban Shanghai Museum. There is also large shopping center, which has been built underground. The famous fake market is also located within a few minutes walking from here, but beware of the shoe blackers, who can get really annoying.

To go there, you can stop at the People’s Square station and move between 3 subway lines: Lines 1, 2 and 8.


Nanjing Road

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Nanjing Road (Chinese: 南京路; pinyin: Nánjīng Lù) is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world’s busiest shopping streets. It is named after the city of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province neighbouring Shanghai. Today’s Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. In some contexts, “Nanjing Road” refers only to what was pre-1945 Nanjing Road, today’s Nanjing Road East, which is largely pedestrianised. Before the adoption of the pinyin romanisation in the 1950s, its name was rendered as Nanking Road in English.

Nanjing road connects the People’s Square with the Bund thus making it a wothwile choice for a nice walk through the city.


Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

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Zhujiajiao (chinese: 朱家角 , pinyin: Zhūjiājiǎo) is an ancient water town also known as Shanghai’s Venice. Zhujiajiao is full of old buildings combined with the water canals. It is a really authentic water village like in the old days of Shanghai. Take a boat trip down the river and then walk through the small shopping streets, cross the amazing bridges, visit the beautifully laid out gardens and old houses. There are many great opportunities for some nice photographs.

Public transport:

  • Special Bus Line from People’s Square (RMB 9, 1 and 45 minutes);
  • Special Bus Line from Puan Road Bus Station ( RMB 12, 1 and 10 minutes)
  • Extended Metro Line 2 of Zhuxu Line: RMB 6, 1 and half hours