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Explore the fascinating metropolis of Shanghai, China’s largest city, where culture, commerce, and entertainment come together. Throughout the year, visitors flock to Shanghai, a city filled with 14 million inhabitants, to relax in its luxury hotels and explore an array of attractions and events. 

Located in the Shanghai Centre in the historic Puxi neighborhood, The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai provides the ideal launching point into this unique and thrilling destination. From the Formula 1 Grand Prix held at the Shanghai International Race Track, just 30 kilometers away, to the JZ Jazz Festival held on premises at the Shanghai Centre Theatre, the excitement of the city is always near.

Discover the wonders of Shanghai from one of its most ideally situated hotels and create countless memories destined to last a lifetime.
 

Shanghai Exhibition Centre

The Shanghai Exhibition Centre or the Shanghai Exhibition Hall is an exhibition and convention centre in central Shanghai, China.

The building was built in 1955 as the Sino-Soviet Friendship Building to commemorate the alliance between China and the Soviet Union, a name by which many locals still refer to the building. Reflecting its original name, the design draws heavily on Russian and Empire style neoclassical architecture with Stalinist neoclassical innovations.

Distance: 0.06 miles

Shanghai Natural History Museum          

Opened in April 2015, it has become one of the most favorite museums to adults and children. There are more than ten thousand pieces of specimens from the world. Walking into this museum, children would feel like walking into a virgin forest. 

Contact: 86 21 68622000               

Distance: 1.2 miles          

Website: www.snhm.org.cn

Shanghai Museum         

It is a large comprehensive state level museum of ancient art. With a collection of about one million pieces, the bronzes, ceramics and Chinese paintings and calligraphy are the main categories.               

Contact: 86 21 96968686               

Distance: 1.8 miles          

Website: www.shanghaimuseum.net

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center         

Here is described as "Window of Shanghai", which shows the Shanghai urban development of the past, today and future. For example, the 1930s street, which is a large model, built in 1:500 ratio of the core area of Shanghai.   

Contact: 86 21 63184477               

Distance: 1.8 miles           

Shanghai Museum of Arts & Crafts         

In the main building of the museum are the exhibitions for arts and crafts, carvings and embroideries as well as several specialized workshops. Visitors can watch demonstrations of the workmanship.              

Contact: 86 21 64314074               

Distance: 1.8 miles          

Website: www.shgmb.com

Shanghai Brush-Pen and Ink Museum   

The making skills of writing brush and ink stick of Zhou Hushen are the Chinese national intangible cultural heritage. Here mainly shows Chinese traditional skills and culture of four treasures of the study "writing brush, ink stick, paper and ink slab".    

Contact: 86 21 63281558               

Distance: 2.4 miles           

Shanghai Textiles Museum         

Walking into here, you can learn the history of Shanghai textile development, representatives in Shanghai textile industry of each era, Shanghai classic textile and magical world of fiber and so on.             

Contact: 86 21 62996969               

Distance: 2.4 miles          

Website: www.shtexm.com

Shanghai Post Museum               

As the first post museum in China, it exhibits the vehicles and rare stamps used by Shanghai post system for a hundred years. The biggest commemorative envelope in the world and models of the post office in Antarctica and Arctic region are displayed too.  

Contact: 86 21 63936666               

Distance: 3 miles

Shanghai Telecom Museum       

The museum has five sections, i.e. "Telegraph", "Local Telephone", "Long Distance Telephone", "Wireless Communication" and "Comprehensive Collection". It shows visitors the 100-year development of telecom industry in Shanghai. 

Contact: 86 21 33311122               

Distance: 3.3 miles           

Shanghai Film Museum

It has totally 4 floors for exhibition: Hall of Honor, Film Workshops, The Long History of Cinema, Memories in Light and Shadow. Here not only you can see classic movie posters and props, but also you can make film dubbing personally.      

Contact: 86 21 64268666               

Distance: 3.6 miles          

Website: www.shfilmmuseum.com

Shanghai Yuan Dynasty Water Gate Museum    

The relics were accidentally discovered in 2001. It is currently China's largest archaeological excavation of the Yuan Dynasty sluice with the best and the most complete preservation, which can date back about 600 years ago.                       

Distance: 3.6 miles           

Shanghai Science & Technology Museum            

With the theme of "Nature, Mankind, Technology", the museum has 11 permanent exhibition halls, 2 special exhibitions and the science theatre city, which consists of IMAX 3D Theater, IMAX Dome Theater, 4D Theater and Space Theater.  

Contact: 86 21 68622000               

Distance: 6 miles             

Website: www.sstm.org.cn

Former Residence of Mao Zedong in Shanghai  

The Shikumen building is the residence of Mao Zedong when he was working in Shanghai in 1924. Themed as "Mao Zedong in Shanghai in 1924" it displays the copper sculpture of Mao Zedong's family and many cultural relics and historic materials. Another building on No.63 An Yi Road was the former residence where Mao stayed from March to July 1920 while he was in Shanghai is now open to the public as well.                                    

Distance: 0.6 miles

Jing An Temple

Jing An Temple is located on West Nanjing Road, 10 minutes' walk from The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai. Sited in the most prosperous area of the city, this Buddhist temple is one of the major tourist draws in Shanghai. Jing An Temple was first built during the Three Kingdoms Period and has had a history of more than 1,700 years. Embark on a spiritual journey at this monumental landmark, an experience not to be missed in Shanghai.                                        

Distance: 0.6 miles

The Bund            

The Bund is Shanghai’s waterfront boulevard, most well-known for its iconic buildings built before 1949. The promenade is a hive of activity in the morning, full of residents practicing ballroom dancing, kung fu, qigong and Tai’chi. The rest of the day, visitors stroll along, snapping photos of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower on the opposite bank. In the evenings, lovers come out for romantic walks amidst the floodlights accentuating the buildings’ architecture.                                      

Distance: 2.4 miles

Xin Tian Di          

A modern leisure and entertainment neighborhood in downtown Shanghai, providing an interesting window on the city and the rest of the world, on city’s yesteryears, today and tomorrow. Culturally and historically imbued old homes which are known as Shikunmen and cover an area of nearly 30,000 square meters, have been turned into a hive of activity for diners, shoppers and entertainment and leisure seekers. Beneath the veneer of old bricks and roofs that have been preserved to this day and age are modern amenities. An easy stroll makes you feel you are transported back in time to a Shanghai of the 20’s and 30’s of the last century, but once you step into a door, the ambience of modernity is just overwhelming. Galleries, designer clothing shops, theme eateries, cafés and bars are everywhere. Street shows and trendy activities abound. Xintiandi is Shanghai’s new landmark. It is where tradition and modernity meet, a classy venue for urban slickers.                                  

Distance: 2.4 miles

Tian Zi Fang        

There are a lot of stories hidden in the lane of Shikumen with each brand full of characteristics. Sitting in the open cafe and enjoying creativity, you feel like ourselves to be a work of art in Tianzifang. Visual art, craft art, interior design, architectural design, film and television production, fashion art, brand release, information and technology all lighten the magnificent night of the old houses.                                               

Distance: 2.4 miles

Yuyuan Garden

This ancient property owned by a Ming dynasty official is the only Ming garden in the northern part of the Old City. Built in 1559, the 2-hectare garden has been around for over four centuries. It boasts over 40 ingeniously conceived, well laid out ancient buildings, which have interesting names like Iron Panther, Moon Tower and Hearing-Waves Pavilion. With its pavilions, artificial mountains and ponds, it’s widely advertised as a gem of classic Chinese gardening and an oasis of calm marooned in the urban bustle. It is not only a tourist attraction, but also a worth-a-dedicated-trip shopping destination where trinkets, local products and famous snacks attract those ready to shell out.                                           

Distance: 3 miles

The New Factories         

Walking in Tong Le Fang, you can have a romantic and creative feeling. Stylish restaurants and fashionable art gallery as well as little theatre will show a characteristic Shanghai style.                                              

Distance: 1.2 miles

M50      

Suzhou River makes M50 the most complete national industrial architecture legacy, which has attracted hundreds of creative overseas administrations, such as artistic studios, galleries, film-making, advanced art education, and garment design and product design studios. They have become a new landmark of fashion, culture and creativity for Shanghai.                  

Website: www.m50.com.cn       

Distance: 2.4 miles

Garden Bridge  

It was built in 1907. Leaning on the bridge railings and waiting sun rising and setting, you will fell what it would be like to live in a beautiful painting every day.                                             

Distance: 3 miles

Red Town           

The brilliant orange manifests the past glory of this factory building and the newly-added creative elements have made it more dynamic. The masterpieces of sculptors are scattered on the lawn, at the corner and in the light. You will be lost in meditation at every glimpse of these sculptures. The silent sculptures will not only amaze you, but also strike you with an age of passion and dreams.                        

Distance: 3 miles

1933 Shanghai  

Built in the 1930s, 1933 Shanghai is a prime example of a building integrating architectural art and production techniques. It is favored by a great many global brands and numerous fashion shows have been held here. Now it is home to a number of fine dining restaurants, private clubs, international renowned design studios and original design shops. Many night activities like the White Valentine party and F1 party have been held here. There are also wonderful dramas in the mini theater in 1933 Shanghai.                            

Distance: 3 miles

Nanjing West Road        

Westgate Mall, Zhong Xin Tai Fu, Plaza 66, Jiu Guang Sogo Department Store are all around this shopping area. They mainly deal in world brand names. It has a comprehensive function of shopping, relaxation and relaxation and entertainment.                                                

Distance: 0.06 miles

Jing An Kerry Centre      

Located between Nanjing Road West and Changde Road, in Shanghai's Jing An District, Jing An Kerry Centre is hinged at the epicenter of the city’s transport hub.                                    

Website: http://www.jingankerrycentre.com/

Distance: 0.3 miles

Huai Hai Road   

Stretching for miles on end, Huai Hai Lu has several department stores and increasingly, more branded stores. From fashion to skin care, make-up, cafes and restaurants, this is a shopping haven for shopaholics.                                                  

Distance: 1.2 miles

Nanjing Road Pedestrian Walkway          

Nanjing East Road, famed as "No.1 Street in China", is an epitome of Shanghai's history and culture. The 1,033 metre long Pedestrian Walkway lies between the Bund and People's Square. There are more than 600 shops on both sides of the walkway. There are not only 100 year old ones, famous brand ones but also specialty shops of different trades. The walkway is lit up at night.                                             

Distance: 1.8 miles

Shanghai Grand Theatre              

A crystal palace laced up with strings of sparkling musical notes, is designed by Jean Marie Charpentier located in People's Square at the heart of Shanghai. It is positioned as an international stage dedicated to artistic excellence and creativity, and with a mission to present first-class art works, providing best art experience and education.       

400 106 8686                      

Website: www.shgtheatre.com               

Distance: 1.8 miles

Shanghai Madame-Tussauds Wax Museum        

This is the only Madame Tussauds Was Museum in the world where you can enjoy interactive activities. You can encounter famous celebrities from around the world and communicate with them by means of advance technologies.       

86 21 63587878                 

Website: https://www1.madametussauds.com/shanghai           

Distance: 1.8 miles

Sports Loft         

With sports office and health work as core, Sports Loft creative office base is the first domestic creative park equipped with all kinds of sports facilities. Those who pursue athleticism, freedom, vitality and originality usually gather here, shaping the new office space of health and ecology.               

86 21 36368119                                 

Distance: 4.2 miles

Shanghai Happy Valley

Shanghai Happy Valley is renowned as a theme park of beautiful scenery, huge areas to explore, superb scientific and technological content with breathtaking and exciting amusements. It is composed of seven major areas, each with different themed zones, such as Sunshine Harbor, Happy Times, Typhoon Bay, Gold Mine Town, Happy Ocean, Shanghai Bund and Shangri-la Woods. There are more than a hundred attractions and 12 top recreational distractions.                                     

Website: http://sh.happyvalley.cn/       

Distance: 18 miles