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attraction, 3d fantastic images house

attraction, 3d fantastic images house

Just a place in the mall with around 40 weird, interactive backdrops for photos. This is a great place to go for a date, or if you just need a new avatar for Facebook or whatever. As of October, 2015, they also had an Oculus Rift VR helmet set up with a roller coaster game, and that's pretty cool. Tickets are around 100rmb a person, but worth it. It will take you at least an hour to go through here and you'll have a lot of cool pictures at the end.

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  • 2/F, 525 Xizang Zhong Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
  • +86 21 40 0080 8429
attraction, m&m's chocolate world

attraction, m&m's chocolate world

The 1,600-square-meter "retail-tainment" destination is the first M&M’s World store in Asia . Spanning two floors of colorful, chocolate fun, the store offers M&M's chocolate in 22 colours and three varieties–Milk Chocolate, Peanut, and Almond–and a wide range of M&M's merchandise, including apparel, kitchenware, plush, and Shanghai- and China-themed M&M’s branded products, such as mugs, tins and T-shirts, designed specifically for the Shanghai M&M's World store.

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  • T104, Brilliance Shimao International Plaza, 829 Nanjing Dong Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
  • +86 21 2326 2888
  • www.mmsworld.com
exhibition, urban planning exhibition hall

exhibition, urban planning exhibition hall

One of Shanghai's best and most visited museums, the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall at People's Square documents the changing face of Shanghai and is an essential vising point for those interested in the evolution of the city. A perfect scale model of the entire city on the 6th floor model shows planned and recent developments of Shanghai.

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heritage, hengshan moller villa

heritage, hengshan moller villa

In 1936, a wealthy Jewish merchant constructed this fairy tale building for his daughter. With warm wood, narrow corridors, and plush suites, you can hide away in extravagance.

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local tour, big bus tours shanghai

local tour, big bus tours shanghai

Huge open-top double decker tour buses are passing the most scenic parts of downtown Shanghai. The company offers participants to hop on and off at their favorite Shanghai destinations. Tours are available in a multitude of languages, showing it to be one of the most popular tourist services in the city.

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local tour, yi fu theater

local tour, yi fu theater

If traditional Chinese cultural performances are your thing, this theater is a good place to start. With history in its own walls, this place boasts regular Peking opera, acrobatics, and Chinese kungfu stage shows. It seats nearly a thousand people.

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museum, moca shanghai

museum, moca shanghai

The best part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA) is the prime location smack dab in a lovely green portion of People's Square. Sunlight and panoramic views pour in through the museum's floor to ceiling glass walls. International exhibitions are the name of the game at MOCA with Spain's flamboyant architect, Antoni Gaudi, highlighting last year's exhibitions and Salvatore Ferragamo this year. The ArtLab, a new, trendy space for stage events just opened in the spring.

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  • People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
  • +86 21 6327 9900
  • www.mocashanghai.org
theme park, happy valley

theme park, happy valley

Surprisingly well run and managed theme park about an hour out of downtown Shanghai. It's huge and features four large roller coasters. On the weekends in the summer, expect long lines for the best rides, but there's plenty to see and do, even if you don't want to lose your lunch on the Diving Coaster. Be warned, some of the rides break down and have to be closed for maintenance. The last time we went, the two largest rides were shut, so call ahead if you want to check that out.

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  • 888 Linhu Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai (Near Linyin Da Dao)
  • +86 21 3355 2222
  • sh.happyvalley.com.cn
theme park, malu grape theme park

theme park, malu grape theme park

Up by the end of metro line 7 is a bunch of neighboring vineyards where you can pick your own grapes. Malu Grape is the most popular, with a petting farm and a small playground for kids. It's 30rmb to enter the park and 60rmb per 1kg of grapes.

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  • 27 Dazhi Road, Jiading District, Shanghai
  • +86 21 5915 5240