Destination Guide: Shanghai
Ancient temples and dynamic city style
Gaze up towards Shanghai's skyscrapers and gleaming malls, then come back down to earth with tai chi in the parks. Browse local designer boutiques and dine in hip, sky-high restaurants.
Sample Shanghai dumplings and skyscraper dining. Dress up for The Bund's fashionable Art Deco restaurants or ascend a Pudong skyscraper for rooftop dinners. Sophisticated European cafés and no-frills Shanghainese diners cluster in eclectic French Concession. Try hairy crab and hand-pulled noodles around People's Square.
Leap from ancient Buddhas to modern art, or de-stress in the park. Admire the golden Buddhas at 10th-century Longua Temple, and Art Deco grandeur along The Bund. Monument-dotted People's Square forms the city's haphazard hub, housing contemporary art at the glass-cocooned MOCA Shanghai. Relax with early morning tai chi or ballroom dancing in Fuxing Park in leafy French Concession.
Take home antique porcelain and custom-made clothes. Head to French Concession for chic boutiques and home-grown designers. The face of 21st-century Shanghai, Xintiandi's Nanjing Lu road is lined with smart malls. Hunt out priceless porcelain at Dongtai Lu's antique market or have clothes tailor-made at the Old City's fabric market.
Sip cocktails or watch dare-devil acrobats. Join the city's elite at Xintiandi's pretty bars and lounges. Hip locals take in Huangpu River views at cocktail bars in The Bund. Marvel at acrobatic balancing acts at Shanghai Centre Theatre.