About Johannes F
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Sep 2009
25-34 year old male
Hello! I'm Johannes, German-born but citizen of the world! At the moment I live in London and travel whenever I can. My preferred destinations in Europe are Spain and Sweden and otherwise I love exploring Southeast and East Asia and South America. I am a big fan of nice hotels and spas and always know the best ways to get a good deal. I hope you enjoy my guides, feel free to contact me for further information. - J
Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Observation Decks & Towers
Historic Walking Areas
Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Performances
Located in central Shanghai, the Bund is a must-see for all visitors. Also known as 'Wai Tan' (literally, 'outer bank'), the Bund is a waterfront area from which you can enjoy the best views of China's tallest and most colorful buildings.
The Shanghai World Financial Center is not only a (very) tall building that hosts thousands of offices — it's also home to a wide range of restaurants and a 94th-floor observation deck with stunning city views, including a unique perspective on the Oriental Pearl Tower.
Originally established in 1849, the Old French Concession provides an interesting contrast to Shanghai's otherwise skyscraper-heavy metropolis. The architecture of this area can almost trick visitors into believing they've traveled back in time (and also overseas...to Europe). In addition to being a good place to simply wander, the Old French Concession is home to numerous restaurants that are perfect for family meals.
Happy Valley is one of the most popular amusement parks in China, and is definitely worth visiting with the family. While not located in the city center, it can be easily reached by metro, making it a good option for a half-day trip.
The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium offers you the chance to discover coral reefs, shark coves, kelp caves, and much, much more — all whilst walking through one of the world's longest aquarium tunnels. This is also the only aquarium that has a dedicated China section.
The Garden of Contentment is an oasis of peace and calm among the busy streets of Shanghai. If you're looking for some quiet time after a busy morning of sightseeing in the city, then this is the perfect place to take a restful break before indulging in a little Shanghai evening entertainment. Built in 1577, this garden has a long history and many interesting areas to be explored — bring a picnic and enjoy!
The Shanghai IFC Mall is one of the biggest shopping malls in China, home to numerous luxury brands and an impressive food court. While shopping here can be quite pricey, it's definitely still worth checking out the mall for its architecture, spectacular evening views, and huge range of cuisines that are sure to delight even the fussiest of eaters!
A popular bubble tea cafe chain in China, Happy Lemon offers more varieties of bubble teas and fruit shakes than you could possibly count! You can get everything from traditional milk and pearl teas to new creations like banana and matcha shakes — all for very affordable prices. This is the perfect place for a refreshment stop during a busy day of attraction hunting!
You can find branches of this famous Taiwanese restaurant chain throughout Asia. Mostly famous for its soup dumplings, Din Tai Fung offers a wide range of traditional Chinese and Taiwanese dishes. Most of these are designed to be shared, enabling you to get a little taste of everything when you visit with your family.
Shanghai Circus World is a permanent indoor circus, specializing in acrobatic and vocal arts. Famous beyond China's borders, Circus World is a well-established institution, known for its breathtaking shows featuring traditional Chinese acrobatics and music that will impress kids and adults alike.