Shanghai is a popular destination for travelers from all places. The bustling streets and sumptuous grub — the everyday street food and exotic delicacies — keep people coming back for more. If you have a limited time, it might be a good idea to check the local attractions and explore unfrequented areas.
48hourvisit.com shares some of the things you should not miss:
Oriental Pearl Tower
Most people travelling to Shanghai for 48 hours or more usually start their trip with the Orient Pearl Tower. This provides the perfect view of the famous Shanghai skyline. There is also a revolving restaurant at the top of the tower, offering a unique gastronomic experience for guests.
The Bund is also a place to visit and witness locals enjoying their morning exercise. In the evening, the place transforms into a busy place with open cafés and restaurants.
The Old Town
The Old Town complex features the rich architecture of the Ming and Qing dynasties. You can also find the Daoist Temple of the Town God (Chenghuang Miao) at the eastern part of the complex. This place brims with souvenirs, antiques, and other keepsakes that you want to bring back from your trip.
Noodles, dim sum, spring rolls, and Peking duck – name it; Nanjing Road has it. This is Shanghai’s busiest street and the ultimate pedestrian place for food and shopping.
Transportation is not a problem, as there are taxis everywhere. It is also a good idea to buy a local SIM card for your phone, as public Wi-Fi is not readily available.
Shanghai offers the best of China, providing new discoveries for every traveler. The wonder of this city will make you want to relive every experience.