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As one of the most developed modern cities in China, Shanghai has a very convenient transport system covering most parts of Shanghai. To explore Shanghai by metro is a cheap and popular way among young travelers. There are over 10 metro lines serving the city. Most attractions in Shanghai's downtown can be easily reached by metro. Here China Travel lists the most popular attractions in the city center for your metro journey in Shanghai. ©

Top Shanghai Attractions Connected by Metro

Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street

Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street

Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street stands a modern life in Shanghai. It usually is on every traveler's must-visit list of Shanghai. It is the street that travelers can enjoy tasty local snacks and have a great fashion shopping which attracts numerous fashion-seeking shoppers from the world. It is Shanghai's main shopping street and one of the most famous and busiest shopping streets in the world. With a more than 100 year history, the pedestrian street is 5.5 kilometers long.

It is located in the city center near the Bund. Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street is made up of Nanjing West Road starting from People's Square and extending to Jing'an District and Nanjing East Road starting from the Bund to People's Square. Nanjing Road is a shopping paradise suited for travelers to visit during the day time or at night.

  • Address:From Xizang Zhonglu in the west to Henan Zhonglu in the east in Huangpu District, Shanghai
  • Open hours: 24 hours
  • Ticket: Free
  • How to get there:
    Take Metro Line 1, 2, 8 or 10 and get off at People's Square, Nanjing West Road or Nanjing East Road to reach the pedestrian street.

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People’s Square

People's Square

As the biggest public square in Shanghai, People's Square is a garden-style square with the People's Park and Shanghai Museum on the square. Besides, travelers can visit Shanghai Grand Theater and Shanghai Art Museum as well. Covering an area of 140,000 square meters, People's Square is located in the heart of Shanghai. There are a lot of skyscrapers for travelers to experience a modern life of Shanghai.

It is a popular public destination for people to wander around. The square is a great place for shopping and a night life in a bar. It plays an important role in Shanghai's public transport as there are a large number of buses starting at People's Square.

  • Address: Located in Huangpu District (in the city center of Shanghai)
  • Open hours: 24 hours
  • Ticket: Free
  • How to get there:
    Take Metro Line 1, 2 or 8 and get off at People's Square stop.

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Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is a window to know Shanghai's city development, culture and environment. It offers a chance to know the past, present and future of Shanghai. The hall has 3 highlights including the F1 knowledge exhibition, Dali painting exhibition and solo Picasso exhibition. Constructed at the early 2000, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall has been a Shanghai's new landmark and an AAAA-level scenic spot.

Occupying an area of 20,000 square meters, it has 3 themes including "City, People, and Environment and Development."There are a lot of exhibitions with high-tech display methods to show travelers the charm of Shanghai. There is a blueprint of Shanghai's future in 2020 on the first floor. You also see the famous Bund and Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street through the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.

  • Address: 100 Renmin Avenue, Shanghai
  • Open hours: 09:00 to 17:00 except Mondays
  • Ticket: 30 CNY
  • How to get there:
    Take Metro Line 1, 2 or 8 and get off at People's Square stop.

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The Bund

The Bund

Exotic building clusters along the Bund at night are the highlights of Shanghai. The Bund is one of the most popular destinations not to miss in the city. It stands for Shanghai's modern life. The buildings such as the Bank of China, Peace Hotel and HSBC buildings were constructed during different periods with western styles. A lot of photographers love to take pictures of modern Shanghai on the Bund. Taking a cruise along the Huangpu River is the best way to view the beauty of the Bund.

On the Bund, you can see architectures with different styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance styles. The Bund also called the East Zhongshan Yi Road with a total length of 1.5 kilometers. The old buildings and modern constructions have become a symbol of Shanghai. The Bund is the best place to see famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jimao Tower.

  • Address: From Yan'an East Road in the south to Waibaidu Bridge cross the Suzhou River in the north along the Huangpu River Bank
  • Open hours: 24 hours
  • Ticket: Free
  • How to get there:
    Take Metro Line 2 or 10 and get off at Nanjing East Road.

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The Oriental Pearl TV Tower

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Located in Lujiazui in Pudong New Area, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is on the opposite of the Bund. With a height of 468 meter, the tower is the 6th highest tower in the world. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is a symbol of Shanghai. The tower is a comprehensive place for sightseeing, food, shopping, entertainments and exhibitions.

Constructed in 1991 to 1994, the TV tower is made up of 3 main parts including the bottom ball, upper ball, and space capsule. There are 3 main floors for sightseeing with different height. It may be a big challenge for travelers who are afraid of heights but it is definitely a great view to the modern Shanghai.

  • Address: No. 1 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong New Area
  • Open hours: 8:00 to 19:30
  • Ticket: Totally, it's 220 CNY per person and extra 50 CNY for the space capsule. (120 CNY for the bottom ball, 160 CNY for the upper ball and exhibition Pavilion)
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Lujiazui stop.

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Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum

Located in the south of People's Square, Shanghai Museum is one of the best museums to see Chinese ancient arts. It is one of top 4 museums in China, together with Beijing Museum, Nanjing Museum and Xi'an Museum. It is a great place to see Chinese arts in Shanghai. The museum is divided into 12 exhibition halls to see some bronze vessels, porcelains, famous Chinese paintings, calligraphy, carvings, coins and jade products.

Shanghai Museum has been open to the public since October, 12th in 1996. There are some temporary exhibitions for travelers as well. If you visit People's Square, you should not to miss the Shanghai Museum.

  • Address: 201 Renmin Avenue, Huangpu District (in the south of People's Square)
  • Open hours: 9:00 to 17:00 except Monday
  • Ticket: Free
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 1, 2 or 8 and get off People's Square stop.

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Yu Garden

Yu Garden

Located in the Huangpu District of Shanghai downtown, Yu Garden is a private garden constructed in the Ming Dynasty. Built in 1559, it is a good place to see Chinese ancient classical garden. It is one of the best recommended Jiangnan Gardens in the Yangtze River Delta. Nowadays, the Yu Garden has been a symbol for Shanghai's ancient life. It has been one of the must-visit places to experience the old Shanghai.

Travelers can see Chinese pavilions, clear ponds and different shape rockeries in the garden. There are a lot of tasty local snacks selling around the Yu Garden such as Xiaolongbao which is one of the most famous Shanghai snacks.

  • Address: 137 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai
  • Open hours: 8:30 to 17:00(Tickets are stopped selling at 16:40.)
  • Ticket: 40 in tourism busy season and 30 in tourism low season
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 10 and get off at the Yu Garden stop.

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Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

With a 120 years history, Jade Buddha Temple is a famous Buddhism temple in Shanghai. In the west of Shanghai, it was firstly built in 1882 to keep two jade Buddha statues. So the temple was named as the Jade Buddha Temple. A lot of people head to Jade Buddha Temple to worship especial on January 1st or 15th of Chinese calendar. And there are precious ancient paintings and Buddhism scriptures well-preserved in the temple.

The old and classical buildings makes the Jade Buddha Temple become a popular destination to explore the old Shanghai. And it can help you to experience a peaceful journey in the bustling Shanghai when you staying in the temple. Travelers can take photos in the Jade Buddha Temple.

  • Address: 170 Anyuan Road, Putuo District
  • Open hours: 8:00 to 16:30 but 5:30 to 16:30 on January 1st or 15th of Chinese calendar
  • Ticket: 20 CNY
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 7 to Changshou Road stop and walk east along the Xinhui Road from the Exit 5.

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The French Concession

The French Concession

The French Concession is mainly located in the Luwan District and Xuhui District of Shanghai. It was the earliest, biggest and the most prosperous foreign concessions of China in Modern China Period. Travelers can see a lot of French style buildings in the area. It shows travelers a picture of China's half colonization in the past. It was the center of Catholicism in Shanghai. Opened in 1849, the French Concession had become the best residences in 1920s and was recovered to China in August, 1943.

A lot of French style houses are well-preserved in the area. Fuxing Park in the area is the only French Park in Shanghai. The concession has been one of the most popular destinations in Shanghai for travelers from home and abroad. The French Concession is close to Tianzifang which is famous for old local Shanghai houses-shikumen (stone gate house).

  • Address: in Luwan District and Xuhui District
  • Open hours: 24 hours
  • Ticket: Free
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 1 and get off at Shaanxi South Road. Or take Metro Line 9 and get off Jiashan Road stop.

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Xintiandi

Xintiandi

Xintiandi is a mix of western style houses and local Shanghai residences-shikumen. Based on the Shikumen, it is a popular shopping, food and entertainment center of Shanghai. It is divided into Nanli with modern architectures and Beili with old shikumen. Wandering in the Xintiandi, you can experience Shanghai's old history. Travelers can experience a modern Shanghai the moment you come into the shikumen. It is a great place to explore Shanghai's Haipai culture for travelers.

Old shikumen is the highlight of Xintiandi. Travelers can see an old picture of Shanghai in 1920s. In addition, there are a lot of elegant restaurants opened by Chinese stars in Xintiandi which has been a new fashion in Shanghai.

  • Address: 181 long, Taichang Road, Luwan District
  • Open hours: 24 Hours
  • Ticket: Free
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 10 and get off at Xintiandi stop.

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