New landmarks to open in 2016
Updated: 2016-01-06

Shanghai, the most cosmopolitan city in China, will add new landmarks in 2016.

Shanghai Tower


Dubbed “Shanghai New Height”, the 632-meter-tall Shanghai Tower in Lujiazui Finance and Trade Area now is under the last stage of construction and is expected to open in the second half of 2016.

Construction of the 132-story building began in 2008. It is currently China's tallest building and the world's second tallest, surpassed by the 828-meter-tall Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai.

The observatory on the 125th and 126th floor will be the highest observatory in the world, and serve as a venue for high-end art shows.

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Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

Shanghai Disney Resort


As the sixth Disney theme park in the world, the Shanghai Disney Resort will be ready in the spring of 2016. It consists of six theme attractions – Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove, Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. The resort also includes two theme hotels and an area for shopping, dining and entertainment.

The Enchanted Storybook Castle will shine as the dramatic landmark of Shanghai Disneyland, the tallest structure in the theme park and also the tallest, largest and most interactive Disney castle in the world. Located at the heart of Shanghai Disneyland, the castle will offer immersive attractions and be the first castle to represent all the Disney princesses.

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Chuansha Town, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

Legoland Discovery Center


Following Disneyland, an indoor Lego amusement park will open at the Changfeng Parkside Plaza in 2016.

The Lego Discovery Center, funded by Merlin Entertainments Plc, aims to provide interactive experience for families with children aged between three and 10.

The Lego architects will reproduce Shanghai landmarks with more than 1 million bricks.

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Changfeng Parkside Plaza, Putuo district, Shanghai

Eslite Bookstore


After the Taiwan-based bookstore opened its first mainland branch in Suzhou, the Eslite Bookstore announced its second branch in Shanghai.

Situated on the 52th and 53th floor of the Shanghai Tower, the Shanghai Eslite Bookstore is expected to open in June 2016. As the highest bookstore in the world, it will provide a distinctive reading experience for bookworms.

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Floor 52 and 53, Shanghai Tower, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

Shanghai Guanfu Museum


Shanghai Guanfu Museum, also located in the soon-to-open Shanghai Tower, is another cultural landmark in the city.

Founded in Beijing in 1996 by Ma Weidu, a well-known Chinese connoisseur of antiques, the Guanfu Museum is one of China’s most well-known repositories of art and culture. It has branches in Hangzhou and Xiamen.

The Museum has five exhibition halls containing more than 500 artifacts, including ceramic works, gold pieces, antique furniture, Buddha statues and textiles. The ceramics collection is especially impressive as it features works from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and presents a comprehensive overview of the ceramic arts scene during that age.

Upon exiting the museum, visitors will enter the Baoku Art Center, a space that features a reproduction of an ancient Chinese garden and a public area named “Olive Circle”, designed by Dutch architect Alfonso Wolbert.

If You Go
Floor 37, Shanghai Tower, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

National Intangible Cultural Heritage Expo Park


The Expo Park in Fengjing, a historical town southwest of Shanghai, is expected to open in 2016. The park includes 56 halls for the 56 ethnic groups in China, a pavilion for foreign cultural heritage, an art museum, and studios. 

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Fengjing Town, Jinshan district, Shanghai


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