Visiting China, Shanghai

shanghaiShanghai is China’s forward-looking metropolis where the futuristic skyscrapers of Pudong square off against lavish Beaux-Arts buildings on the other side of the Huangpu River. Tai chi-practising pensioners can be seen in the People’s Park and the Shanghai Museum has world-class exhibits of ancient art. There are plenty of shopping opportunities on Nanjing Road and in the French Concession, whose colonial buildings contain a trendy mix of upscale boutiques and souvenir shops between the hip bars, cafes and restaurants.

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