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15+ Best Cultural Experiences & Activities in China to Show Off to Your Family & Friends When They Visit
So, you're living in China and have got some friends, family, or a boyfriend/girlfriend coming to visit. You know all the hot tourist hotspots, restaurants, bars, and clubs to hit, but what about actually showing off something, you know, cultural? After all, 'this is China'—a country brimming with more than 5,000 years of history and traditions. Here's my list of 15+ best cultural experiences and activities in China to show off to your family and friends when they come visit.
A guy once tried to stab me in China—Shanghai, to be specific. No kidding, he pulled out a pocketknife and made multiple swings towards my head. And in all honestly, it was partly my fault.
Have you seen DC Comic's Justice League movie yet? Well I have, and best of all, I saw it in China, my home of the past 6 years. Here's a look at what it's like to catch Justice League in China!
The best list of popular attractions and top things to do in Pudong, Shanghai right at your fingertips!
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Thank God for bike sharing in Shanghai. That’s right, in a city of some 24 million people it makes perfect sense for residents to have 24-hour access to an inexpensive way of getting around town; you know, outside of the subway or bus.
Yes, yes, yes, I finally found Shanghai’s Salon Equipment Market in Puxi! Here’s the rundown of what you can expect if you’re looking for hair clippers/barber clippers in Shanghai.
A list of 10+ popular and resourceful WeChat Official Subscription Accounts that every expat in Shanghai, China should subscribe to.
"Woop-Woop. That's the sound of the police!" A foreigner getting a traffic ticket in Shanghai, who'd a thought? Yep, it happened to me just twice since I moved to the big city at the start of 2016.
Shanghai-Pudong’s Bund Sight-Seeing Tunnel is one of the city’s most loveable and yet, terribly lackluster attractions. Well, how could that be?
I absolutely love sightseeing bus tours; I really do. After all, they’re just one of the best ways to thoroughly explore a travel destination. And with that, one of the most exciting things to do as a tourist in Shanghai, China is hop onboard a sightseeing bus—operated by Big Bus Tour and City sightseeing Tour—for a grand expedition of the sprawling neighborhoods and major attractions spread out across city.
“Tigers, lions, bears, oh my!” That’s right, my trip to Shanghai’s Wild Animal Park was a fun filled adventure brimming with beautiful natural scenery and up-close interactions with a variety of wildlife animals. No, seriously!
Insects, Reptiles & Wild Animals. Yep, All That And More at the Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom
Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom, you heard of it? I’m guessing you haven’t, but hey, you should know about it; after all, it’s something else to do on the considerably short list of attractions in Pudong. Here’s what you can expect:
When it comes to Shanghai’s nightlife, Puxi infamously dominates every aspect; nevertheless, Pudong is well equipped with plenty of decent bars and hip joints to explore if you’re looking to drink, dance, and/or mingle, despite what most young partygoers in the city may say. Here's a list of top bars, clubs & nightlife in Pudong, Shanghai.
Looking to skateboard in Shanghai? Well, try out these four popular skate parks!
Tron Lightcycles, Davy Jones’ lost treasure, acrobats, lively parades, vibrant fireworks, oh yeah, and Mickey Mouse. Fresh from my first trip to Shanghai Disneyland, I must say that I had a wickedly awesome time exploring the “happiest place” in the city of 24 million people.
Shanghai’s Maglev Train is the fastest land based transportation that I’ve ever had the pleasure to ride in. And, not only is it the fastest high-speed train across China, but it also holds the record as the fastest active high-speed train around the world.
One of the top free things to do in Pudong is take a leisurely stroll along Riverside Promenade, also known as Bingjiang Da Dao. Leisurely stroll? I know, I know, it’s probably not the most exciting thing you’d want to hear. Nevertheless, as one Shanghai’s most popular destinations to catch fantastic views of the Bund, Huangpu River, and Lujiazui’s towering skyscrapers, you absolutely need to pay Bingjiang Da Dao a visit if you haven’t already.
I get it. You live in Pudong. You’re bored out of your mind and desperately you’re trying to figure out just what the hell there is to do in this part of the city. Well, why not check out Shanghai Aquarium!
Cycling in Pudong was definitely an activity I wanted to pickup when I first moved to Shanghai from Kunshan back in January of this year. In fact, I had even shipped my GIANT bike--1300rmb for the bike, only 100rmb to ship!--from Kunshan to my apartment in hopes of getting in a few rides around the city at the time despite the freezing temperatures.
Shanghai’s biggest park is definitely a destination you won’t want to miss if you’re looking to swap out the bustling city life for some leisurely fun and remarkable natural scenery. I mean c’mon, you can’t party all the time!
No introduction needed. Here’s my list of the top 3 buffets in Pudong that you should try ASAP!
You live in Shanghai? Well, I’m sure you’ve seen it. After all, it’s one of Shanghai’s most iconic buildings. And no, it isn’t the Oriental Pearl, SWFC or Shanghai Tower; it’s the China Art Museum. Have you been? I have!
Man oh man, a scenic ferryboat ride across Shanghai’s Huangpu River is one of the most awesome activities you can partake in for the record SKY-HIGH price of 2 RMB ($.30). That’s right, only 2 RMB!
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Yes, I finally had the chance to explore the observation deck of Shanghai Tower, the tallest skyscraper in China and 2nd tallest building in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai!
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