In this post, you'll find 6 free things to do in Shanghai! Shanghai is a great city in China and there are many amazing activities!
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1. Visit the Shanghai Museum
Want to learn more about ancient Chinese art? Then you should definitely visit the Shanghai Museum.
It is considered as one of the best museums of China, and it features all kinds of art. You can find there bronze, sculptures, jades, paintings, calligraphy and much more.
You can visit the museum for free almost every day of the year, except on Mondays.
Besides the collection, the building looks very beautiful too. Therefore, this is also one of the best photo spots in Shanghai.
2. Go to Fuxing Park
There are many parks in Shanghai, but Fuxing park is one of the prettiest. It is located in the former French Concession of Shanghai, and was created by the French at the beginning of the 20th century, which is why the park is designed in French style. It is really a must-see when you go to Shanghai!
3. See some free contemporary art
Go to the M50 Contemporary Art district to find modern art studios that are open to the public for free. There are more than 120 galleries / art studios that can be found here. The area is often compared with SoHo in New York City and 798 in Beijing.
4. Confucian Temple of Shanghai
This temple was originaly built to worship Confucius. Also, at the same time it was the most prestigious institution for education in Shanghai. This history alone makes this a great place to go to for free. But besides the history, the temple complex' Chinese architecture looks amazing too!
5. Visit Qibao Water Town
Want to see how an acient water town in China looks like? Then visit Qibao Water Town in Shanghai! The town was built around 1000 years ago, and you can still visit it. You can see how traditional Chinese architecture looks like. Also, you can get an impression of traditional Chinese shops and restaurants. Entrance is completely free.
Looking for beautiful spots to take a photo in Shanghai? Here, you'll find the 6 best photo places!
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