Shanghai is a city of tremendous contrast, from old world gardens and ancient monuments to the tallest skyscraper in China and the bustle of a modern financial hub. Shanghai is a head-spinning city full of surprises.
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What to See
A carbon-neutral hotel, the URBN Shanghai is constructed from reclaimed materials. Based on the Jiao Zhou road, the look is clean and modern with a traditional, minimalist Asian design.
A real fusion restaurant that describes itself as a progressive grill. Try miso black cod or Wagyu steak with Asian-inspired side dishes. The sky-high restaurant has stunning views across The Bund.
Take your cocktail with a view to end all views. On the 58th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Pudong a beautiful deck seats diners and drinkers in front Shanghai’s glittering night skyline.
A real old brick-a-brac market, you’ll have to search hard but there are plenty of amazing gems among the clutter. Search for Asian kitsch souvenirs among the stalls.
Do – Yu Garden
An immaculately manicured Chinese garden, the Yu Garden, near the City God Temple, was first designed in 1559, but has been restored many times over the years. Its network of ponds and pagodas are perfect for an afternoon of exploration.