Things To Do In Shanghai During New Years

Things To Do In Shanghai During New Years

Shanghai is the economic and financial capital of China and the most commercial city in the country. It is well known for its modern architecture, high cost of living and its world-famous theme park, Disneyland. Spending New Years in China is a different experience from most because China banned fireworks due to over-polluted skies and an ever-depleted ozone layer. There are also no celebrations that occur in the country because of a stampede that occurred a few years ago at The Bund, killing hundreds of people. Shanghai is extremely packed during New Years, the streets will be crowded with so many people. The subway shut down by 11:45 pm so it’s important to arrive at your destination early. It’s impossible to get a taxi, you might have to ride a bike. All clubs and parties are too crowded to enjoy, it’s better to do something small. As a cosmopolitan city, Shanghai also has a lot of foods from all parts of the globe. Nevertheless, Shanghai is a lovely place to visit for New Years.

 

  1. The Bund – It’s on the bank of the Huangpu River, a pier of sorts that lets you see all the modern architecture of Shanghai’s financial and business district and you can get very nice picture’s here. It’s even more beautiful in the nighttime because of a light show that appears for all the exotic buildings on the financial district.
  • Cost: FREE
  • Ideal Time: 1:00pm2:00pm
  • Rating: 5/5 for taking photos
  • Rating – 10/10 Experience

  1. City Tour – This is the best way to see the sights and sounds of Shanghai in a limited time. It’s a 12-hour bus service that takes you to all the destinations within Shanghai. Once you buy a ticket, you can hop on and off the bus for 12 hours. There are three routes; green, red and blue. The green route lets you see the inner corners of Shanghai, the red lets you see the bank of the Huangpu River along with its sights and blue takes you inside the financial district of Shanghai

 

  • Cost: 90 Yuan = It is cost-effective and convenient because you can get on and off whenever you’d like
  • Ideal Time: 6:00am – 6:00pm
  • Rating – 10/10 Experience

  1. Korean Hotpot – Get a group of your friends and decide to enjoy a Korean Hotpot in Shanghai. You get raw food and get to cook it on your table, it’s a great bonding experience. The carbohydrates come prepared like rice and noodles. The meat, you will fry for yourselves. The best meat to prepare is bacon and pork. There are many appetizers like lettuce, Chinese porridge, cheese casserole, mushrooms with orange and cranberry juice.

 

  • Cost: 350 Yuan = It’s cost-effective if you’re in a large group and you’re cost-sharing
  • TIME TIP: Get there early. There are very many people which means very long queues.
  • Rating: 10/10 experience
  • Ideal Time: 9:00pm

  1. Taiwanese Cuisine – It is very tasty and filling. There are very large portions being served so it’s best to share a meal with your friends and loved ones. For such a restaurant, it’s easier to find in a mall food court. It serves beef, fried pork and pork stew, tofu, sticky rice, noodles, Chinese vegetables.

 

  • Cost: 185 Yuan
  • Rating: 5/5 Experience and taste

 

  1. Shanghai Traditional Cuisine – Shanghai Traditional Food must be tried in Shanghai. It is served in a hotpot style of meal, with food constantly being served. You can walk into any local restaurant and have this meal. There are dumplings, steamed Chinese cabbage, fried pork, sticky rice, curled onions, potatoes and vegetable stew. It’s better to go with your friends / loved ones. because the helpings are very big.
  • Cost: 200 Yuan
  • Rating: 5/5 Experience and taste


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