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  • FellowTraveler777811
    Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
    It was good to see the old and new areas. Very clean city. People were friendly. The night river cruise is so worth it.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada1,628 contributions
    It was a good experience but the attendants were giving us the runaround at the ticket office when we got there. They said they wanted our passports and if we didn't have them we had to go register at a machine near the entrance. We showed them the passports and they made us go "register" at the machine. While we registered they told our friends that they were not talking foreigners and when we went up to the counter they said we could go but wouldn't tell us which health code they wanted to see. A green arrow and QR code worked for health codes and they eventually agreed to sell us tickets and let us go up.

    They have a cool display near the elevator that has scale model and interactive displays for tall buildings around the world. They have many English descriptions to read as well to understand the construction and engineering technology behind this megatall building.

    The elevator is one of the world's fastest and takes you up to the 118th floor observation deck in 55 seconds! One there you can check out the surrounding panoramic views and look down on the 11th tallest Shanghai Finance Tower and 33rd tallest Jin Mao! The 119th floor has a cafe and the 118th floor has gift shops. There is a large display on the 118th floor but I think it was all in Chinese when I went and appeared to be related to the history of Shanghai's construction.

    If you buy the exhibition package for 245 RMB you get to go to to the 125/126 floors to see the dampening system. It was worth the extra money to see but I would say this attraction is a one and done kind of deal.
    Written 7 August 2021
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  • tatan miller
    Canada7 contributions
    The building is beautiful and the night view is beautiful,I'll go again if I go to China next tome..
    Written 27 January 2022
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  • Stephen C
    1,070 contributions
    This attraction is best done on foot. Depending on how far and what you want to cover, it could be as long as 7 kilometers.

    The main draw for me was the old architecture, which is remnants from the French concession period. The local government has done a good job of preserving the buildings so that you can still get a flavor of how locals many decades ago.

    There are plenty of eateries and coffee shops along the way. There are also shops selling paintings and other creative items.
    The famous Xintiadi and Tianzifang are also part of this area.
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • FellowTraveler777811
    Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
    Extremely fast elevator. The views from the top were breathtaking and you could see the entire city. Luckily not much smog that day. If you are game enough there is a view/walk around the outer of the top of the building. Well worth the visit
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Jo-Ann
    Washington15,418 contributions
    Surprisingly this temple is nice, a good size and historical. Just walking distance from the Changshou metro station line 7. There’s a variety of statues of gods and goddesses to be admired snd prayed (if you are a Buddhist). There are 2 Jade buddhas, one reclining and one sitting upright. Both in different parts of the temple. The reclining buddha is in white jade and the sitting buddha is in green jade. Sitting buddha sits in an airconditioned room where no photography is allowed. Pretty cool visit!
    Written 2 August 2021
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  • Kristine K
    105 contributions
    Electric. Fun. Fascinating. Ever changing. Versatile. Busy. Big business. Shopping. Tourists. Numerous restaurants & dining opportunities. Several museums in the immediate area. Can be a little congested at times. Take public transportation if possible. Glorious views of The Bund area. Can pick-up a hop on / hop off bus from this area. All towers within walking distance. Very western feel, new & modern, sleek. Majority of people in this area speak some English. The night experience much different than day time so walk around & visit the area both times of day. Holidays the area will be busy so be prepared. The time you spend in the area will depend on your purpose could be an hour could be all day. You decide! Enjoy.
    Written 20 October 2020
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  • gl0baltr0tter
    Shanghai, China1,077 contributions
    It has a temple built in the Yuan dynasty circa 1341 and a post office used in the Qing dynasty circa 1000 years ago. With a river run through the town, it offers enough bridges, footpath, restaurants, cafes, and curiosity shops that reminded me a little of Venice. However due to the COVID pandemic, there weren't enough tourists to support the local businesses with completely empty seats in many cafes and restaurants and whole sections walled off. A little sad to witness.
    Written 1 July 2020
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  • Daniel C
    Middlesbrough, UK163 contributions
    Head into the front doors and you can pay for different tickets depending on how high up the building you want to go, however don't pay for the most expensive ticket. You may think that the most expensive ticket takes you up to the top floor, but it actually lets you take the Sky walk, you walk around outside the top floor of the building with only a harness keeping you from falling. If you want to do that, I admire your bravery and it probably would be good fun, but don't accidentally buy the wrong ticket. Once you go up the building you can look down and see the countless floors of the huge building and can see the other huge buildings in Shanghai. You can see Shanghai tower, the Oriental pearl and other parts of the city. Wait until it gets dark and you'll see the whole city light up in all of its colours.
    Written 3 November 2020
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  • C0ppola
    Oulu, Finland242 contributions
    Very nicely designed buildings.

    It is a good idea to set aside time to tour the area without rushing.

    Stalls selling souvenirs and small shops in the area.

    Overall a great looking place.
    Written 18 March 2022
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  • Jo-Ann
    Washington15,418 contributions
    First built in 242 AD. Song Dynasty Monastry. It is old but still very well preserved. Good to visit and enjoy the architecture. Wuite a huge compound to cover. Pagoda was under construction when we were there.
    Written 15 March 2021
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  • EtaTandela
    Jakarta, Indonesia311 contributions
    Well this is a must place to visit when you go to Shanghai. You can shopping or eat or just chilling at a Cafe.

    Lots of light from building at night.

    There's a big Lego store in here
    Written 28 October 2020
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  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China25,843 contributions
    Nice area to visit. They are still constructing after 15 years. Many of the hip restaurants have moved out, but you have others like Lady M or Din tai fung moving in. Lots of shops between luxury to streetwear
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada1,628 contributions
    Temple area is nice and it was not too busy when we went in July 2021. Lots of cool wood carving and ornate pieces. The temple is just outside Jing An Station and is surrounded with good restaurants and malls. Quite a few areas were closed and locked up including the bell and drum tower so we weren't able to see as much as we would have liked.

    The cost to enter was 50 yuan and we spent about an hour here. Have your health codes ready.
    Written 6 August 2021
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada1,628 contributions
    We came to M50 on the weekend and it was not too busy. There are lots of exhibits you can walk in for free and see artists at work. The area also has many cafes and a few restaurants but none were overly appealing.
    Written 3 April 2021
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