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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Shanghai

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Historical Places in Shanghai

Xitang Ancient Town , Jiashan County
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Crisscrossed by nine rivers, Xitang Ancient Town represents a scenic water town with a history dating back to the Spring and Autumn Period. T
Tours from $88
Jing'an Temple , Shanghai
3.9
Guarded by a four-headed lion mounted on a huge pillar, Jing'an Temple stands as Shanghai's most famous religious center. The large Buddhist
Tours from $85
Tongli Town , Suzhou
4.6
Originally named Futu, Tongli Town holds the title as one of China's best-preserved water towns with millennia-old history. Explore the vener
Tours from $69
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Duration: 8 hours
If you have very limited time in Shanghai, and want to go home with a great understanding of Shanghai, its people, history and culture, then this private day tour is perfect for you! You will visit both the east and west sides of Shanghai and also discover Shanghai's fascinating mix of modern and classic character. The major attractions in this tour includes: Shanghai Tower, The Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, The Bund, Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao), Yu Yuan Garden, French Concession area and much more!Note that observation decks in Lujiazui area are optional so you can choose based on conditions.
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Longhua Temple , Shanghai
4.5
Pay a visit to Longhua Temple, a complex known for its ancient seven-story pagoda. Though many of the temple buildings are reconstructions of
Tours from $82
Shantang Street , Suzhou
4.2
Providing a window into local culture, Shantang Street comprises nearly 1,200 years of history. Stroll down the pedestrian road that follows
Tours from $145

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As one of China's top commercial cities and tourist destinations, Shanghai offers accommodations that range from backpacker-friendly haunts to five-star hotels in futuristic skyscrapers. Few world cities can rival Shanghai in terms of room variety, services, and prices, and all types of travelers can easily find suitable options based on their preference and budget limitations. Puxi and Pudong remain probably the best options for most foreign visitors, as these areas offer both modern hotels packed with amenities and older establishments loaded with traditional charm.
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