Collected by Christy Campbell, AFAR Local Expert
The newer, taller, futuristic side of Shanghai.
Pudong, Shanghai, China
1099 Guozhan Rd, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China
Although the crowds and many of the smaller pavilions are gone, Shanghai now has a world-class convention center and a colorful, must-see site.
Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200085
On Century Avenue in Pudong near the Shanghai World Financial Center (currently the tallest building in China), kite vendors fly and sell kites. The kites soar to the height of the super high skyscrapers. There's a Chinese saying, "Those who fly a...
1388 Lujiazui Ring Rd, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is a window into underwater environments around the world. Unlike other aquariums, their glass-topped tunnel takes you underwater and into the exhibit so you can walk along surrounded by fish, sharks and other marine...
100 Century Ave, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200120
Tucking into Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings), throwing back cocktails along The Bund, strolling with locals in Fuxing Park, trolling for antique treasures in the shops on Dongtai Road, and taking in the past and present at one of the many museums...
Pudong, China, 201203
Covering a massive amount of floor space, this glass building houses exactly what you think a science and tech museum would contain: exhibits on nature, inventions, robots, health and more. There's also an IMAX theater as well as 4D cinema inside....
205 Shangnan Rd, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200126
Formerly the China Pavilion, created as the iconic showpiece of the World Expo in 2010, this unmissable red structure has been dubbed the "Oriental Crown" for its resemblance to ancient Chinese royal headwear. Now converted into a 27-hall art...
For a unique experience—and the fastest way to get to or from Pudong Airport—jump on the maglev. It's one of only three magnetic levitation trains in the world, and while it doesn't take you all the way into the heart of the city, it knocks off a...
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