Shanghai, though the biggest city in China and the nation's financial heart, never appeared as a royal city back in Chinese history (weird more or less). So no palace, no imperial mausoleum here, probably not that bad if you happen fly from historical Beijing or Xian. So what we get here? A living 'Museum of International Architecture' in the Bund; breathtaking panoramic city view at 468 m high, on top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and maybe a fancy meal its revolving restaurant; indigenous Shikumen architecture with poles and clothes seemly everywhere; older generations playing Mahjong from day to night in small alley; elegant and quiet Yuyuan Garden as an arcadia in the modernity…
Don’t forget Shanghai is also a city of food lover, nothing feels better to eat a way through the Yunyuan Market; by the way, be prepared to give your first shot to eat a bun by a tube (yes! tube) in your life, when you get Sugar Spice Cafe in the market.
What else? Come and find in person during your own Shanghai trip!
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