• Una Zhu

My favourite location for creative portrait in Shanghai

Updated: Mar 17, 2019

Shanghai, offers many exciting places for different purposes. This always busy city offer quieter historic district , a funky blend of art architectures and also charming skyscrapers. This is the city of action, full of energy. Here are a few favorite portrait shooting location in Shanghai from my point of view.

Yu Garden

To the northeast of the old town and laid out in 1559, the splendid Yu Garden. Yu Garden is believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai. But when I pick up that location, the most interesting part is not the garden it self, it's the outskirt around that area, it full of old shanghai lifestyle in the hutong with different color of vendors.


Xintiandi is a fashionable pedestrian street composed of old-style Shikumen residences and modern architecture. It retains the antique walls, tiles and exterior of the Shikumen residences of old Shanghai while embodies a totally modern world in its interior. Roaming here, you will get the taste of both Shanghai in the 1920s and the modern lifestyle of urbanites of the 21st century.

Long museum West bund

Long museum is located at west bund, on one end of the waterfront area, there is the amazing arquetactier, the original warehouses are builded up for art districts. It's great area for walk around and relax.

East nanjing road

It's the most famous and flourishing commercial street in Shanghai, at the night time, it's full of neon lights, great location to shoot at night. You can fully immerse yourself in the city vibe. Also if you just keep walking with the crowds, you will see the bund is right at the end of the street.

Hope this article could inspire you walk out from the office and explore more places with me!

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