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MoCA Shanghai

The Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai is a contemporary art museum in the city of Shanghai, China. It is located within People's Park, north of People's Square. The museum has focused on the promotion of Chinese and international contemporary art with a set of diverse exhibitions that include both well-known and fledgling contemporary Chinese artists, as well as retrospectives for leading names of the fashion and creative world.


Though small and surrounded by buildings on all sides, Jing’an Park is a pleasant little park just a short walk away from URBN. Come for a relaxing post meal stroll or join in the genial locals for taichi lessons in the morning. The park also houses a recreation of a Chinese classical garden and a romantic Indonesian restaurant Bali Laguna, which overlooks a scenic pond.


The rock climbing centre at Shanghai Stadium is the largest indoor rock climbing centre in China and is considered one of the best nationwide. There are 8 main walls stretching up to 20 meters high, with 2 easy walls for amateurs and other walls of varying levels of difficulty for more seasoned climbers. It also features a large bouldering area with many routes, ensuring hours of good, fun workout.


Situated in Pudong, Tomson is the only golf resort in Shanghai’s urban centre. Also an 18-hole, par-72 golf course; Tomson was designed by Japanese architect Shunsuke Kato, hence exuding a distinctively Japanese design sensibility. The tree-lined golf course boasts imported beautiful camphor and maple trees and is surrounded by luxurious villas. Tomson is home to the BMW Asian Open.


Consistently ranked as one of the best golf course in Asia, Sheshan is an18-hole, par-72 golf course designed by internationally renowned golf course designers Nelson & Haworth. The golf course features thousand-year old gingko trees, an ancient canal and quarry, undulating fairways and a Tuscan villa style clubhouse. Sheshan is one of Shanghai’s most exclusive golfing experiences and also host of the annual WGC-HSBC Champions.


Playa Maya is a new and expansive water theme park in Sheshan with 40 water rides and over 150,000 metres of water areas, guaranteeing a fun day out with family or friends. Some other highlights include the world’s largest wave machine, a 17.6 meters tall water slide, and a water roller coaster. There is no better way to cool off during Shanghai’s harsh summers than a day out at Playa Maya.


Arguable the most unmissable sight Shanghai, the Bund in all its lit up glory at night is a breathtaking sight for any visitor. An iconic symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years, the majestic historical buildings on the west of the Bund hark back to a more romantic age, while the towering, modern skyscrapers of Pudong on the other side of the Huangpu river, signals the progressiveness and unbridled future of China.


A surprisingly interesting museum, the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre documents the evolution of the city, shedding light on its history as well. A perfectly to scale model of the entire city is on display on the 6th floor. The impressive centerpiece showcases all existing and approved buildings, giving visitors a glimpse into Shanghai’s idealized future.


Red Town is a creative zone that occupies what used to be a steel factory. It houses the Shanghai Sculpture Museum, the Minsheng Art Museum and numerous other galleries, offices, cafes and shops. On a good weather day, a picnic on the grassy central areas amongst the interesting freestanding sculptures would be lovely.