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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.

The Bund

Building
Shanghai Bund, Shanghai
Shanghai Bund, Shanghai | © Horizon Images / Motion / Alamy Stock Photo
Preserving Shanghai’s European concession culture, the Bund offers a unique look into a very specific moment in the city’s past.
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Lujiazui Skyline

Building
Lujiazui financial district, Shanghai, China
Lujiazui is Shanghai's financial district | © Sergi Reboredo / Alamy Stock Photo
Shanghai is built on a curve in the river, giving it’s skyline a unique look from every perspective.
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Lilong

Sol de invierno #shanghai #thatsshanghai #wintersun #balloon

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

Qibao

Building
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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Friday Muslim Market

Market, Chinese, Halal
Every Friday morning, a magical thing happens outside of Huxi Mosque: a colorful and delicious gathering of Halal meats, sweets, and breaded treats.
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Nanjing Road

Building
Once the main road of Shanghai’s international settlement, Nanjing Road is now a pedestrian shopping street, one of the largest in Asia.
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Fuxing Park

Love Chinese park culture.

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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.

516 Fuxing Middle Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China, 200000

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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