A super-modern Shanghai feel would not be complete without a ride in the Maglev train. Maglev is an air-conditioned, super-clean, magnetically-levitated train. It covers 30 kms in only 8 minutes. Indeed, it is the world's fastest train.
One of the must-see places for live shows and performances is the Shanghai Circus World. it has been a popular attraction integrating circus, acrobatic, magic, dancing and music performances.
The best place for a river cruise is along the Huangpu River, the "Mother River of Shanghai;" on the way to The Bund. This is where you can witness the classic skyline views of colonial architecture and skyscrapers along the 500m wide Huangpu River, which dissects the city into two.
One of the most interesting part of any tour is discovering the history of the place. Shanghai Museum is the best place to know more about Shanghai. It has a large collection of rare cultural relics — over 120,000 pieces. An example of artifacts include over 400 beautifully decorated bronzes.
In 2012, Shanghai already had 157 parks, 138 of them free of charge. The parks offer a green public space to tourists and are famous attractions due to their unique location, history or architecture. The Fuxing Park features formal French-style gardens, the People's Square park is famous for its very huge space for public.
Shanghai is China's expressions of the new age. Plenty of modern architecture and technology are quickly overcoming the traditional and the municipality is extremely westernized. But despite modernization, air pollution in Shanghai is low compared to other Chinese cities.
The Bund or Waitan in Chinese, literally means "Outer Beach." It is a waterfront area in central Shanghai facing the modern skyscrapers of Lujiazui in the Pudong District.
Nanjing Road was constructed in the second half of the 19th century. It is Shanghai's principal shopping street. This largely pedestrian-friendly street, offers every conceivable type of consumer good from street vendors selling Chinese-themed souvenirs.
The Xujiahui Cathedral is an important religious site in Shanghai. Also known as St. Ignatius Cathedral, it was built in 1911 in Neo-Romanesque style. It's the largest place of Roman Catholic worship in Shanghai, and is worth visiting for its twin 50-meter-high bell-towers and restored interior with fine stained glass windows.
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is Shanghai's fair share of top-notch museums in the country. It is the largest of its kind in China and draws more than two million visitors each year. Opened in 2001, the museum includes numerous fun interactive multimedia exhibits, permanent exhibits, and state-of-the-art science theaters.
Yu Garden, known as the "Garden of Happiness," is an extensive Chinese garden in Huangpu. It was first built in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty and it occupies an area of 2 hectares. It was opened to the public in 1961 and was declared a national monument in 1982.