Walking Tour of Shanghai's Huangpu District, Shanghai

The Huangpu district is one of Shanghai's major bustling areas. It is home to a large variety of attractions, both modern and historic. Here in the old city of Shanghai you will see the historic Bund, impressive skyscrapers, museums, theaters and so much more. The next walking tour will highlight some of the best sites the Huangpu district has to offer.
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Walking Tour of Shanghai's Huangpu District Map

Guide Name: Walking Tour of Shanghai's Huangpu District
Guide Location: China » Shanghai (See other walking tours in Shanghai)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.9 km
Author: emma
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People's Square

1) People's Square (must see)

The Shanghai People’s Square is a large open space which was once the Shanghai Race Course. Today it is a parade ground and public square adjacent to the headquarters of the municipal government of the city.

The Shanghai People’s Square is on the site of what was once the finest race course in Asia. The ruins of the grand race club are still visible and some buildings now house the Shanghai Art Museum. In 1949, the communist government banned racing and gambling. It was converted into a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Shanghai Museum

2) Shanghai Museum (must see)

The Shanghai Museum has the best display of Chinese art and cultural exhibits in China. It has a collection of over 120,000 exhibits from almost all the dynasties that added to the vast culture and history of the country.

The first Shanghai Museum opened in 1952 in the club house of the former Shanghai Race Course. The present building located in the People’s Square was inaugurated in 1996. The museum has five floors and an area of 39,200square meters. It was designed by local architect,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Shanghai Grand Theatre

3) Shanghai Grand Theatre (must see)

The Shanghai Grand Theatre is the venue of most major Chinese and international music performances and art shows in the City. The modern structure with a unique curved roof resembles a crystal palace when lighted at night.

The Shanghai Grand Theatre has 10 floors and is located at the northern end of the People’s Square. It was designed by French architect, Jean-Marie Charpentier, and inaugurated in 1998. It has three large auditoriums. The largest is the Lyric Theatre where ballets,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Shanghai Art Museum

4) Shanghai Art Museum (must see)

The Shanghai Art Museum is housed in the former clubhouse of the race course. It has more than 8000 collections of Chinese and international artworks.

The Shanghai Art Museum was opened at its present location in the year 2000. The building was constructed by the British in 1933 in neoclassical architectural style with a distinctive clock tower. It has five floors and the interiors have exquisite teak woodwork with marble staircases. The building housed the Shanghai Museum and later the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

5) Urban Planning Exhibition Hall (must see)

The Urban Planning Exhibition Hall has a museum dedicated to the future of Shanghai. It shows visitors the history of the city and what it will look like, based on a master plan, in the year 2020.

The Urban Planning Exhibition Hall has six floors and two basement levels that house the museum. It was designed by architect Ling Benli of the East China Architecture Design and Research Institute. The exterior is covered with white aluminum and the roof has a modernized traditional Chinese...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Nanjing Lu

6) Nanjing Lu (must see)

Nanjing Road in Shanghai is the world’s longest and busiest pedestrian shopping street. It attracts over a million visitors every day and has all types of stores from the upscale to the quaint.

Nanjing Road begins at the Bund in the East and ends at the People’s Square in the West. It was established in 1845 by the British and was called Park Lane. In the 1900s, eight big stores were located here and later franchises of many major British stores set up shop. The road saw little...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Holy Trinity Cathedral

7) Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral was the principal place of worship for British expatriates who flocked to Shanghai after victory in the Opium wars. Recently, extensive repairs were undertaken and the interiors have been restored to its former grandeur.

Construction of the Holy Trinity Church was started in 1866 and completed in 1869. Sir George Gilbert Scott, the famous Neo Gothic architect formulated the design and the construction was supervised by his student William Kidner. He changed the...   view more
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The Bund

8) The Bund (must see)

Once, the principal financial hub of China and the Far East, the Bund forms part of Zhongshan Road in Shanghai. The major institutions of the former international settlement stood here and the 52 buildings along the waterfront have an array of European architectural styles.

The Bund comes from the Indian word for embankment. The Bund of Shanghai is on the western bank of the Huang Pu River starting from the Waibadu Bridge to the Nanpu Bridge. When Shanghai was a major trade center, European...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Hongkew Methodist Church

9) Hongkew Methodist Church

Hongkew Methodist Church, also known as Jingling Church, is an American Missionary institution in Shanghai. It is housed in a red-brick building that was constructed in 1923. The structure features familiar Western-style architecture and receives more than 2000 prayers each...   view more
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Hongde Tang

10) Hongde Tang

Hongde Church stands along Doulun road, a pedestrian street famous for its shops and touristic spots. This street is a perfect example of the 20th century architectural style of Shanghai, of which Hongde Tang is a notable part. Built in 1928, in a fusion of Chinese and Western styles, this Christian site is the only church of Shanghai with temple-like features. This gorgeous building is a famous spot for newlyweds to take wedding...   view more

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