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5 THINGS TO DO IN SHANGHAI (SEPTEMBER 11 - SEPTEMBER 20)

Qinghai-Tibet Railway

all year round • activity

The world's highest railway is a real masterpiece attracting travellers from all over the planet

Summer Fruits Season

late May–September • food

Time to taste Asian exotic fruits: mangosteen, lychee, durian, pipa, and others

Shanghai Tourism Festival

September 13–18, 2018 • event

Feel China’s and world's fascinating culture, history and spirit during the Shanghai Tourism Festival

Crayfish or Xiaolongxia

June–September • food

Summer in Shanghai is impossible without crayfish

Grilled Oysters

September–April • food

Are you still wondering when is the best time to eat oysters?

15 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Qingming Festival

April 05, 2019 • event

Immerse yourself into a strange combination of sadness and happiness

Dragon Boat Festival

June 07, 2019 • event

Also known as Duanwu Festival, the event shows the real Chinese dragons

Formula 1

April 12–15, 2018 • event

The Chinese Formula One Grand Prix offers spectacular races with incredible amount of adrenaline!

Shanghai International Marathon

November 11, 2018 • event

The city welcomes you to take part in one of the most attended sporting events of the year

Spring Festival or Chinese New Year

February 04–05, 2019 • event

Shanghai is one of the greatest places to experience the traditionally flamboyant and colourful celebration of the Chinese New Year

Peach Blossom

late March–mid-April • event

What can be better than enjoying the peach trees blossom while getting to know more about the Chinese culture?

Hairy Crab Season

October–December • food

Hairy crab and pepper duck are the most awaited autumn foods in Shanghai

Mid-Autumn Festival

September 24, 2018 • event

One of the biggest harvest events in China that gives an insight into traditional moon ceremonies

Shanghai Comic Con

October 26–28, 2018 • event

For the true fans of comics and cosplays, the Shanghai Comic Con offers the perfect mix of Asian and Western entertainment!

Longhua Temple Fair

April 18, 2018 • event

One of the biggest traditional temple fairs in Shanghai displays ancient Chinese culture

Yang Mei Season

late May–June • food

Asia is famous for its tasty exotic fruits. One of them is yang mei—a fruit that resembles strawberry, pomegranate and cherry.

Mooncake

September 24, 2018 • food

The treat of the Mid-Autumn festival that is also the perfect gift.

The Bullfrog Season

June • food

The tasty tender snack that resemles the delicate chicken

Shanghai International Film Festival

June 16–25, 2018 • event

One of the biggest cinematographic events in Asia and one of the fastest growing international film festivals in the world

Stuffed Lotus Root

October • food

One of our favorite sweet street foods!