Putuo district is in the north-western part of Shanghai where the city and rural outskirts merge. The renewal and modernisation of this city has transformed it into a magnet for both domestic and overseas companies.
Putuo district borders Baoshan district to the north, Jing'an district to the east / south-east, Changning district to the south-west and Jiading district to the west.
The Shanghai-Nanjing Railway and the Shanghai-Hangzhou Railway ‘meets’ at the Shanghai West Railway Station, is located in Putuo, creating easy travelling access to most cities.
EAT & DRINK
FAT COW (Jing’An) (15-drive)
Best known for its hand-formed patties and fresh, crispy fries, this is the go-to place for premium style burgers.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
SHANGHAI NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM (15-min drive)
Shanghai Natural History Museum is located in Jing'an Sculpture Park. The museum is housed in a purpose-built space designed to resemble a nautilus shell. Natural elements are depicted across the building’s facades. The 44,517 square meter exhibit space offers visitors the opportunity to explore the natural world with more than 10,000 artifacts from all seven continents.
ZHENRU TEMPLE (6-min drive)
Zhenru Temple is located in Zhenru Town, the northwest corner of downtown Shanghai. It is an ancient temple built in the Yuan Dynasty. Compared with other famous Shanghai temples such as Longhua Temple, Zhenru Temple is more peaceful, and the sense of solemnity of Buddhism is better. For pilgrims who like purity, this is a place to pray for blessings in a quiet and ancient style.
CHANGFENG OCEAN WORLD (20-min drive)
Changfeng Ocean World was China's first large-scale aquatic museum and exhibition when it opened in 1999. Interestingly, the aquarium's main building is located 13metres below the Yin Chu Lake. Changfeng Ocean World is a great place for children to come in close contact with nature and marine life. The interactive displays are informative and user-friendly. It is a superb destination for families to visit.
DANING PARK (15-min drive)
Daning Park is a large municipal park in Shanghai’s Putuo District. The park’s design features walking paths set around a lake that includes an imported white sand beach. Daning Park is one of the largest in Shanghai and is most know for the annual spring tulip festival. More than 45 different species create a carpet of vibrant colours covering an area about the size of six football fields. During peak bloom it is truly a sight to behold. Don't forget to look for the small windmill erected in homage to the Netherlands, the country most associated with tulips.
58 Wuyuan Rd, 58, Xuhui District
Relaxed and minimally stylish in wood, concrete, and white walls, illuminated by Edison bulbs. Suitable for social meet-ups in a comfortable environment.
A "Do You Know?" moment. Experience the destination like a local.
BEYOND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
A renovated French-style villa with spacious enclosed garden houses one of Shanghai's most popular Thai eateries. Like its sister restaurant Lost Heaven, the dim, candle-lit interior decorated with Buddhist artifacts make for an atmospheric setting.
As the first Disney resort in mainland China, Shanghai Disney Resort is a world-class family entertainment destination. It features Shanghai Disneyland Park, an entertainment district, two themed hotels, recreational facilities, a lake, and associated transportation hubs. One unique aspect about Shanghai Disney is the way the park incorporates Chinese tastes into its design. With plenty to do and fun for people of all ages, the Shanghai Disney Resort is certainly one of the city’s premiere attractions.
Arguably Shanghai's most-famous tourist attraction, the Bund is a waterfront promenade and famous business district in central Shanghai. Historically, the Bund was the city’s main financial and trading center, and was located within the Shanghai International Settlement, an area under nominal British control between 1843 and 1941. The walking areas extend roughly 1.6 km along the west bank of the Huangpu River. Owing to its historic status and zoning restrictions, the Bund contains fantastic examples of classic Shanghai architecture. For this reason, it is a popular spot for photography. No visit to Shanghai would be complete without a visit to the Bund.
DECEMBER 2022 / JANUARY 2023