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5 Attractions in Shanghai – Remarkable Sights in China

Shanghai – the largest city in China! It offers a plethora of sightseeing opportunities for millions of tourists that flock to the city each year. Despite its bustling façade, it also has quieter neighbourhoods, offering something for those who revel in serene places.

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Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

In keeping up with its world-class status, Shanghai also boasts of some of the best museums in the world. The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is the largest of its kind in China and attracts over two million tourists each year. It was opened to the public in 2001 and has an array of things to see and do; from mind-boggling displays to interactive multimedia exhibits, and modern science theatres, this place has them all. The museum showcases an incredible collection of native animals of the region and major scientific achievements – don't forget to check out their mindblowing exhibits on robotics as well!

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The China Art Museum

In Shanghai, you would also come across one of the largest art galleries in Asia: The China Art Museum. It can be found in the China Pavilion, a dramatic piece of architecture, which is a remnant of Expo 2010. A visit to this fascinating place would bring you close to its exquisite collections of modern arts, which are the work of prominent artists in China. With more than 1400 artworks available, it is estimated that it would take around 5 hours for a complete tour of the gallery.

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Shanghai Natural History Museum

Located within a driving distance from short-term accommodation Shanghai has to offer such as Ascott Heng Shan Shanghai is a spectacular piece of architecture that offers an absolute feast to your eyes – the Shanghai Natural History Museum. From its nautilus-like design to the life-size replicas of living and non-living animals, the museum offers a range of fascinating exhibits that would delight the young and old alike. Covering a massive 40,000 square metres, it is a great place for anyone to gain insight into the history of the world, and especially to glimpse into the history of China.

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Shanghai's Promenade: The Bund

The Zhongshan Lu is a picturesque promenade, which runs along the West bank of the Huangpu River. It is best known as Wàitan or Bund and is particularly famous among the tourists for its European ambience, which is rather noticeable in the array of English and French buildings that houses boutiques, restaurants, galleries, and offices around here. It's a great location for a stroll during any time of the day while admiring the views of 52 magnificent buildings nestled along the bund, flaunting their Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassical, Romanesque, and Renaissance influences.

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The Jade Buddha Temple

The Anyuan Lu district in Shanghai houses the Jade Buddha Temple houses two jade Buddha statues that were brought down from Burma. The temple that you can see today was constructed in the late 1920s, in place of the original temple built in 1882. It is separated into two courtyards and three halls including the magnificent "Hall of the Kings of Heaven".

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