A perfect travel guide for touring Shanghai, China

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Experience old Asian guests houses and indulgent Asian restaurants while surrounded by a modern cityscape. A Shanghai city break is a sensual feast, where skyscrapers tower over the remnants of the traditional city. Book a Shanghai hotel online, arrive, and tuck into dishes from China’s great regional traditions, or luxuriate with shopping and spas.

Visit Shanghai’s Historical Sights

Decades after Shanghai emerged as one of Asia’s first world cities, its historical legacy remains. No Shanghai city break is complete without a trip to the Bund, 52 buildings of classical and modern style lining the Huangpu. Head into the French Concession to wander among boutiques, cafés, restaurants and parks. Relax in the lush Ruijin Guest House compound, once the headquarters of the Cultural Revolution. A day trip to the canals of nearby Zhouzhuang provides a glimpse into what the areas outside of Shanghai were like centuries ago. 

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Visit Shanghai’s Modern Face

To see Shanghai’s modern edge, go straight to Lujiazui. Two of the world’s tallest buildings, the Shanghai World Financial Center and the Jin Mao Building, are joined by the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in mainland China’s best-known skyline. Cross the Huangpu River to see China’s top artists in the Moganshan Lu gallery district or head for a night of dining and drinks at the posh Xintiandi complex

Find Indulgent Shanghai’s Spa’s and Restaurants

Indulgence is a prerequisite on any Shanghai city break. Get a spa treatment at the Banyan Tree Spa or a foot massage at one of the many massage options on Fuxing Middle Road after shopping the boutiques of Changle Road. Shanghai restaurants specialize in seafood pulled fresh from the East China Sea and served steamed or raw. Round off an evening with a cocktail at the world’s highest bar, Cloud 9, on the Jin Mao Building’s 87th floor.