1 The Bund

Fusty colonial architecture and brash modernity stare each other down over the Huangpu River.

2 Huangpu boat trips

Get out on the river for a sense of the maritime industry that’s at the heart of the city’s success.

3 Shanghai Museum

A candidate for the best museum in the country, with a wide range of exhibits housed in a building that’s shaped like an ancient Chinese pottery vessel.

4 Yu Yuan

An elegant Chinese garden with opportunities to snack and sip tea in the vicinity.

5 Tianzifang

Intriguing, fun shopping district of traditional housing turned into boutiques.

6 Shanghai World Financial Centre observation platform

The view from the top floor of Shanghai’s finest building is simply awesome.

7 Cocktail bars

Dress up, and enjoy a drink with the smart set: Shanghai has the most sophisticated nightlife on the mainland.

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