Did you miss your last opportunity to explore the city alongside a hellish number of fellow tourists over the May Day holiday? Well, don’t fret, you’ll get another chance on Friday.
On May 19th, Shanghai will celebrate China’s National Tourism Day by offering half-priced or even free entrance to some 75 tourist spots around the city. The list of discounted attractions features all of the usual Shanghai highlights, including the newly-opened observatory at the top of the Shanghai Tower. No matter where you go, making a reservation is advised.
But wait, that’s not all! Thursday happens to be International Museum Day and to celebrate that occasion 104 museums in Shanghai will be open for free to the public, while several others, including for instance the Science and Technology Museum and Natural History Museum will open for half-price. To accommodate the expected surge in visitors, many museums will stay open an hour or so later on Thursday night. But again, reservations are advised.
So, if you have some time off in the next two days, you can check something off your Shanghai bucket list for cheap; or you can always just wait for the Dragon Boat Festival holiday later this month.
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