The Most Instagrammable Spots in Shanghai

Lane Life |© Lei Han/Flickr
Lane Life |© Lei Han/Flickr
Whether it be the crowd-pleasing Lujiazui skyline or the dark-horse suburb sites, Shanghai can make a photographer out of anyone. The city seems as if it were created specifically with photography in mind. While all of Shanghai is worthy of capturing, here are the best 14 spots in the city.

Jing'an Temple

Buddhist Temple, Historical Landmark

Located in the heart of the city, Jing’an Temple offers a striking juxtaposition between tradition and 21st century.

1686 Nanjing W Rd, Jingan District, Shanghai, China, 200040

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Unique to Shanghai, lilong, or lanehouses, afford a glimpse into the fading Shanghainese culture.


Qibao, Shanghai
Qibao is known for its delicious street food and beautiful canal views | © Gennady Stetsenko / Shutterstock
One of many water towns around Shanghai, Qibao is easily accessible by public transport, providing readily available canal views.
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Fuxing Park

Fuxing Park opened to the public in 1909
Fuxing Park opened to the public in 1909 | © kpzfoto / Alamy Stock Photo
Full of wide open spaces and dancing aunties, Fuxing Park is a wonderful place to spend a nice afternoon and snap some photos along the way.
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Chongming Island

Natural Feature
The new town at Chongming Island
Chongming Island forms the northernmost part of the municipality of Shanghai | © Xinhua / REX / Shutterstock
Chongming Island forms the northernmost part of the municipality of Shanghai. Much of the island is made up of protected wetlands, giving a budding photographer a plethora of possible shots.
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