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12 Top Shanghai Sites by Subway

A dozen of the city’s best attractions are easily accessed by Shanghai’s Metro

Avoid the subway during weekday rush-hour madness (7–9am, 4:30–6:30pm).
One look at Shanghai’s congested traffic and you might think twice about driving or even taking a taxi. Luckily, the Shanghai Metro is a safe, inexpensive, and efficient way to get around. Plus, all onboard announcements are given in English.

Line 10
-The classical Chinese Yuyuan Garden, the adjacent Yuyuan Bazaar, and the Huxingting Teahouse, a nice spot for tea and dumplings, are all within walking distance of each other. Yuyuan Garden Station
-The affluent Xintiandì entertainment complex is Shanghai’s center for high-end dining and shopping. Xintiandì Station

Line 2
-The 3rd-century Buddhist Jing’an Temple is an oasis of calm in the city. Its park draws tai chi practitioners each morning. Jing’an Temple Station (also Line 7)
-Get a 100th-floor view at the Skywalk Observatory in the Shanghai World Financial Center. Dongchang Road and Luijazui
-The Shanghai Science and Technology Museumis a top family attraction. Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
-Another excellent choice for families, Century Park has bike rentals and is popular for kite-flying. Century Park

Line 8
-The China Art Palace, opened in 2012, is filled with contemporary art from China and abroad. China Art Museum

Line 9
-Rent a bike and tour Sheshan, a suburb with a historic Catholic cathedral and an 1898 Jesuit observatory turned astronomy museum. Sheshan
-A canal-side village with a lovely Buddhist temple, Qibao is known for its street food, like sweet or savory tangtuan (rice balls), stinky tofu, and candied hawberries. Qibao

Line 11
-The town of Nanxiang is famous for its Nanxiang Steamed Bun dumpling house and has Shanghai’s only existing Tang Dynasty temple, Yunxiang. Nanxiang

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