Futuristic and forward-thinking. Shanghai boasts a bold combination of western customs and Chinese traditions. With an effortless blend of the old and new - defined by the diverse skyline, where new skyscrapers stand beside longstanding shikumen.
Presenting enchanting contrasts of the past and present, the cities architecture combines European-style cobbled streets and tree-lined neighbourhoods with futuristic high-rise structures. Stroll along the Huangpu River, with the characteristic buildings of the west bank and ultramodern towers of the east bank. While the financial district encompasses the powerful aura of the city, with the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower offering magnificent views. Ancient and charming Zhujiajiao presents the perfect contrast, with its beautiful waterside houses and eye-catching bridges. Let Shanghai appeal to your senses, with its buzzing culinary scene, awe-inspiring architectural heritage and enticing neon nightlife. Discover why the incredible shopping scene has led to the nickname ‘oriental Paris’ and whether the nocturnal scene lives up to its infamous 24-hour reputation.