Friday, December 23, 2016 - 10:42
Shanghai is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world, especially when the good weather mixes with the beauty of the city’s skyscrapers and the magic of some traditional Chinese streets. Once you arrive at shanghai, it will take only a matter of hours before you fall in love with the city. It doesn’t matter if you are coming as a tourist, or student, or in business, this city will trap you with its magic.
Filled with amazing attractions all around the city, these are the places you can't miss when you visit shanghai:
Xintiandi to Hengshan Road
Highlights: This one day walk is a leisurely walk through two of the best areas from Xintiandi to Hengshan Road and combines the best of the old and new. As there are many cafes and restaurants along the road, there is no need to bring lunch but packing a drink would be good.
Xintiandi is a new entertainment area based on Shikumen Buildings, which were present in the old Shanghai style buildings now house clubs, bars, shops, cafes and restaurant. A highlight could be Wu Li Xiang which is a display showing the daily life of the Shanghai people in the old days. A 2-3 hour walk is recommended.
Fuxing Zhong Lu connects Xuhui District and Luwan District. It was once the main road in the French Concession and called Route Lafayette. It has many French style buildings with small gardens. It is a quiet spot in the noisy city.
Hengshan Lu has a history of over 80 years and is 2.3 km long. Built in 1922, it was known as Bei Dang Lu and also a part of the French Concession. It was renamed Hengshan Lu in 1943. European style buildings and pedestrian streets under tall parasol trees make the street very photogenic.
Walking into Old Time Memory of Shanghai French quarters
Highlights: Revisit Old Shanghai and the Shanghai French quarters.
Huaihai Lu consists of 3 sections. They are Huaihai Dong Lu and Huaihai Xi Lu, which are quiet and less-famous parts of the road. The other part is Huaihai Zhong Lu from Shaanxi Nan Lu to Xizang Nan Lu which is 2.2 km long.
Huaihai Zhong Lu is considered as the Champs Elysees Street of the East. It was called as Xia Fei Lu before the liberation and part of French Concessions. The street has European characteristics with big parasol trees and western style buildings.
Add: NO 1850, Huaihai Zhong Lu, Xuhui District
Sinan Lu was originally called Rue Massenet when established in 1912. It was named to commemorate Massenet, a notable French musician who died that year in Paris. Different from other roads in the French Concession, Sinan Lu is unique because of 20 elegant garden villas reflecting the style of almost all house styles of Old Shanghai. They are considered a living specimen of this city.
Tianzifang is an old alley located in Taikang Lu, which is part of the Former French Concession. Tianzifang stands out as a traditional old residential which is still used for that purpose. Antique stores and other interesting shops provide attractions for visitors. It is also a great place for photography.