Whether it’s electrifying skyscraper views from cosy old-world enclaves, ‘Sky Walks’ that compete with the Burj Khalifa, or beautiful waterfront promenades through a “living museum” of expressive historic architecture, Shanghai seamlessly blends its colonial past and futuristic leaps into a mesmerising mosaic of sensations. Here are some bloggable Shanghai enticements you can’t miss!
From the gracefully historic and bizarrely innovative structures lining The Bund exuding the perfect otherworldly atmosphere and the traditional lane houses and retro-chic neighbourhoods melding ancient Chinese and European motifs to regally lush Fuxing Park with its dynastic remnants amid velvety green vistas and old-world labyrinths like Tianzi Fang riddled with adorably quaint boutiques, galleries, and eateries, Shanghai presents a sumptuous feast for the eyes (and Insta feed).
Splurge at Nanjing
While this pulsating jewel-toned hive is a magical warren of wonderland-esque adventures, you really can’t lose any time before hitting Shanghai’s oldest street, adorned with striking Art Décor buildings, old-school curio shops, high-end stores for luxury brands with a traditional twist, and deliciously opulent restaurants. If you’re looking for sophisticated Hangzhou co-living abodes, venture no further than the likes of lyf Hongqiao Shanghai.
Make sure you dive into Shanghai’s firework food culture and frequent local gastronomic haunts, from sampling staple Shanghainese delicacies like Peking duck, soupy dumplings, Jianbing crepes, and scallion oil noodles to hopping on a mouthwatering food tour.
Seek Offbeat Experiences
While Shanghai’s tourist-savvy allurements are iconic for a reason, don’t forget to branch out and sample different sides of this stimulating cityscape, whether it’s roaming the rustic backstreets for glimpses of the humble yet intricate communal lifestyles and browsing delightful hole-in-the-wall shops or roaming the local markets and the French Concession.