With one of Asia’s most recognizable skylines, it’s no wonder Shanghai is a city filled with great views, high and low. Before you leave, make sure to set aside time for a visit to one of these five places offering the best views of Shanghai.
Of any city in China, Shanghai for art lovers is one of the best, with a thriving street art scene and several excellent galleries and museums. Whether you’re a fan of the classics, modern works or sidewalk murals, you’ll find it in Shanghai.
Long before Cirque du Soliel became a household name, Chinese acrobats were performing mind boggling feats of balance, flexibility and strength. Chinese acrobatics shows in Shanghai — China’s modern metropolis — remain a popular form of entertainment, and every visitor should try to see one while in the city.
Shanghai isn’t typically considered a budget-friendly destination, especially when compared with the rest of China. While it’s more expensive than other Chinese cities, even the most frugal traveler can enjoy this ultra-modern metropolis without breaking the bank. If your travel funds are limited, here are some tips for how to handle Shanghai on a budget.
Hangzhou, one of China’s most popular destinations, has been inspiring artists, poets and musicians with its natural beauty for centuries. Marco Polo even described it as the “most splendid city in the world.” With a location 110 miles (177 kilometers) southwest of Shanghai, Hangzhou is best reached via China’s largest city.
In a massive, mulch-faceted city like Shanghai, you can only expect to scratch the surface on a short visit. The more you know about a new city before you visit, the more enriching your experience is likely to be, so here are a few things you didn’t know about Shanghai to get you primed for your time in China.