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The Bund (Wai Tan) , Shanghai
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Stroll along The Bund (Wai Tan) to become one with Shanghai's bustling crowds and take in views of the city's glittering skyline. The buildin
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Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) both shapes the beauty of Shanghai's cityscape and offers visitors impressive views from its observat
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Standing at a height of 492 m (1,614 ft), Shanghai World Financial Center represents the second tallest building in mainland China to date. C
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Located in the city's center, Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) displays a large collection of invaluable ancient Chinese art which demonst
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Yu Garden (Yuyuan) , Shanghai
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Visitors flock to Yu Garden (Yuyuan) to wander the winding paths between lakes, over bridges, and through pagodas. This garden, built by an o

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Featuring a unique blend of Art Deco buildings, Buddhist temples, Jesuit cathedrals, Jewish synagogues, and landscaped gardens, the "Pearl of the Orient" offers some of the most rewarding activities in the Far East. To soak in China's unique cultural flavor, stroll along The Bund (Wai Tan) or roam among the displays that demonstrate the nation's philosophy and way of life at Shanghai Museum. Feel the pulse of the vibrant metropolis at Tian Zi Fang, a labyrinthine shopping district that houses numerous boutique shops, artist studios, bars, and restaurants. If you're traveling with kids, make sure your list of things to do in Shanghai includes a visit to Shanghai Disneyland or Changfeng Park.

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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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