Yu Garden - This is the traditional Chinese garden, a very large garden. The feel is very zen. Again, I went there in pouring rain, but still very pretty.
There are other major sights that you should go once in Shanghai:
1. The Cheng Huang Temple Eatery Street - This is where you find the best Steam Dumplings. If you are a foodie, this place will keep you very busy. I posted the picture of the street on my other trip highlight, and it is located on the way to the Yu Garden.
2. the Bund - I will say this is the heart of Shanghai where major banks are along the riverfront. It looks prettier at night when all the commercial lights are up. Once you are there, you want to take the under water cable car, which took you across the river. Once over the other side, you can check out the Oriental Pearl TV Tower Of Shanghai, which is a landmark of Shanghai.
3. The Shang Hai Gate (xin tian di) - Located in the center of Shanghai City south of Huaihai Zhong Lu. This is the area that utilized old historical buildings of shanghai to build fashion retail stores,bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Worth a walk for sure.
4. Fengjing old town - this old shanghai town is by the water, and far from the city center, I wanted to go there last time but ran out of time, so if you have extra time, it's a great place for photo.