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Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai is the shiniest gem in modern China’s jewel box. It’s a hip, contemporary city that’s charging into the future with all the energy of its famous Maglev train. Yet if you veer away from the sleek highways and glitzy shopping streets you can still stumble upon a more traditional Shanghai, with all its character and flavour. In the tiny back streets, wet-market vendors peddle their wares - buckets of bright green vegetables, fish flapping in shallow plastic bowls and heaps of crayfish crawling over each other. In the parks at dawn, hordes of locals practice tai chi, sword movements and ballroom dancing.

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Shanghai
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The Bund

Shanghai’s best-known attraction is impressive any time of day and night, but it’s at its most glam in the evening when floodlighting illuminates the colonial piles and the neon across the river, where Pudong gaudily glitters. Take a stroll along the waterfront walkway and watch the world go by.

Address
Zhongshan East 1st Rd, Shanghai
Nanjing Road Pedestrian Walkway

The main shopping street of Shanghai embodies the eclectic nature of the city. Being one of the busiest streets in the world, it features outlets of both well known traditional Chinese and global brands, as well as more than 600 stores, shopping malls and restaurants on both sides of the walkway. It is certainly the place to be to feel the pulse of the city, or join the crowds on a shopping spree.

Address
Nanjing Rd, Shanghai
Crystal Jade

With its menu featuring scrumptious dumplings, pork belly and roast meat, this place serves some of the best Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine. This (originally Singaporean) chain restaurant offers a unique dining experience with exceptional food quality and good service.

Address
123 Xingye Rd, Shanghai
M On The Bund

Created by Australian restaurateur Michelle Garnaut, M on the Bund serves high-end Asian and Western food in classy surroundings. With its terrace overlooking the Bund, it has one of the best locations in town. The restaurant has been distinguished by multiple awards.

Address
5 The Bund, Shanghai
Fabric Market

The Fabric Market has recently been pulled up from its down-at-the-heel roots and relocated to 399 Lujiabang Road. Cashmere coats, silk dresses, work suits and shirts - all can be created just the way you like them. Some items are also sold off the peg if you’re going for custom-made, it’s a good idea to bring a garment for copying.

Address
399 Lujiabang Rd, Shanghai
Three on the Bund

Try Three on the Bund for seven floors of glamour, art, culture, cuisine and music, with the Shanghai Gallery of Art located on-site. Hours can easily be spent at this historic building offering up some of the best views of the Bund and Pudong across the river.

Address
3 Zhongshan East 1st Rd, Shanghai

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Shanghai has two airports one of them is the international airport in Pudong, 35 km from the city centre. From the Pudong Airport, the most enthralling way to travel is on the Maglev (the high-speed magnetic-rail train) to Longyang Road in Pudong. Purchasing a round-trip comes with a discount. There’s an underground station and a taxi rank at Longyang Road for onward travel. Metro Line 2 is available when departing or arriving Pudong International Airport. Operating Time 6 am 10 pm and leaves every 8.5 minutes. Hotline: +86 21 6437 0000, www.service.shmetro.com/en A taxi from Pudong Airport to the city centre takes up to an hour. Make sure you have your destination written in Chinese. The airport has regular shuttle buses to many areas in the city and the major hotels have desks at the airport and will arrange transfer.

Address
Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Another airport called Hongqiao Airport, which handles domestic flights, lies 15 km from downtown. Both Metro and buses run from this airport. A taxi from Hongquiao Airport will take 30-45 minutes. Make sure you have your destination written in Chinese. Hongqiao Airport has regular shuttle buses to many areas in the city. The major hotels have desks at the airport and will arrange transfer.

Address
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport