Exhilarating and Mesmerising

Exhilarating and mesmerising, Shanghai is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, and the ever-evolving metropolis never fails to seduce and entertain. Gleaming skyscrapers, sprawling shopping malls and designer bars have transformed it into a futuristic model for Asia, and established the city as China’s economic boom town. Built on both sides of the Huangpu River, Shanghai is one of the best cities in the world to simply head out on foot and explore.

Start in the Bund on the west bank of the river and you’ll discover colonial and neoclassical architecture intertwined with exclusive shops and plush, designer restaurants. Particularly popular for after-dinner strolls, the embankment here provides sensational views of the towering, flashy skyline across the river in Pudong or the ‘New Bund’.

Get lost in the winding alleyways of Old Shanghai where bustling and fragrant markets, beautiful Chinese gardens and ancient Buddhist monasteries temper the non-stop pace of modern Shanghai.

Insiders' Tips

  • Explore the Bund: Discover the heart of this vibrant, pulsating city.
  • Explore the Shanghai Museum: Which showcases 120,000 ancient works of art.
  • See the highlights of Shanghai from the water on a Huangpu River cruise.
  • Visit the Yuyuan Garden, Chinese gardens that date back 400 years to the Ming Dynasty.

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