10 Best Places to Propose Shanghai (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Shanghai, China is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for waterfronts, lakes, gardens, parks or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. But where, exactly, should that most important question be asked? This guide describes some of the best places in Shanghai to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Shanghai For Outdoor Lovers
  • Yoyuan Garden
  • The Bund
  • Oriental Pearl Tower
  • Guyi Garden
  • Shanghai Disney Resort
  • Propose on a River Cruise
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town
  • Romantic Destinations in Shanghai
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Shanghai World Financial Center
  • West Lake - Xihu
  • Best Places to Propose in Shanghai

Romantic Locations in Shanghai for Outdoor Lovers


1. Yuyuan Garden

This classical Chinese garden is a serene and picturesque location, featuring traditional architecture, beautiful landscaping, and charming bridges. It provides a tranquil setting for a romantic proposal.


2. The Bund

This iconic waterfront area along the Huangpu River offers breathtaking views of the city's skyline, especially at night when the buildings are illuminated. Consider proposing against this stunning backdrop for a romantic and memorable moment.


3. Oriental Pearl Tower

Take an elevator ride to the observation deck of the Oriental Pearl Tower, one of Shanghai's most iconic landmarks. With panoramic views of the city as your backdrop, it's a unique and romantic spot for a proposal.


4. Guyi Garden

Located in the suburbs of Shanghai, Guyi Garden is known for its charming water features, bamboo groves, and traditional Chinese architecture. It's a peaceful escape from the city and an ideal spot for a private proposal.


5. Shanghai Disney Resort

If you and your partner are Disney fans, consider proposing in front of Cinderella Castle at Shanghai Disney Resort. It's a fairy-tale setting that can make your moment truly magical.


6. Propose on a River Cruise

You can charter a private river cruise along the Huangpu River or Suzhou Creek, offering a unique and intimate setting for your proposal while enjoying the city's skyline.


7. Zhujiajiao Water Town

Located just outside Shanghai, this ancient water town features narrow canals, arched stone bridges, and historic architecture. A gondola ride along the waterways can set the stage for a picturesque proposal.



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Romantic Destinations in Shanghai

Shanghai is full of romantic lakes, buildings, and museums. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, a spectacular museum, or at a beautiful lake.


8. Shanghai Museum

This renowned museum houses an extensive collection of Chinese art and cultural artifacts. The museum's traditional architecture and serene courtyard make it a picturesque spot for a proposal.


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9. Shanghai World Financial Center

This skyscraper has an observation deck with a glass floor, providing a thrilling backdrop for a proposal. The cityscape view from here is breathtaking.


10. West Lake - Xihu

Although located in Hangzhou, West Lake is a stunning destination known for its scenic beauty and is just a short train ride away from Shanghai. You can propose on a boat ride across the lake or along its peaceful shores.


Best Places to Propose in Shanghai

Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Shanghai has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.



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Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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