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.
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.