The 10 best collections to see at Shanghai Museum

A museum of ancient Chinese art, the Shanghai Museum possesses an impressive collection of over 140,000 precious objects including national-graded paintings, ceramics, bronzes and calligraphy. With so much to take in, follow our guide to the 10 most fascinating things to see at Shanghai Museum. … Continue reading
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The Moganshan Lu art district of Shanghai

Shanghai may be better known for its innovative architecture and towering skyscrapers, but in recent years the city has become increasingly renowned for its flourishing contemporary arts scene. While many of Shanghai’s biggest galleries lie alongside the Bund, one of the city’s most exciting new … Continue reading
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Where to try adventure sports in Shanghai

The world-class cuisine, vibrant culture and iconic skyline of Shanghai is enough to make you never want to leave the city, but look beyond the bright lights and you’ll find soaring mountain peaks, rushing rivers and bamboo-covered forests begging to be explored. From paragliding over … Continue reading
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Inside the Shanghai jazz scene

When the development of jazz revolutionised America’s music industry, China was, unusually, a step behind. Around the time that Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong were selling out gigs across the states, Shanghai was only just getting introduced to the genre. But once jazz arrived, it … Continue reading
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On business in Shanghai

With its futuristic skyline, high-end hotels and fantastic culinary scene, the bustling metropolis that is Shanghai has an incredible amount to offer, even if you’re only in town for a flying visit. Those lucky professionals who find themselves on business in Shanghai will discover a wealth of … Continue reading
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10 highlights of Shanghai’s French Concession

For travellers to Shanghai who’ve come prepared for bustle, soaring skyscrapers and ultra-modern living, the French Concession might seem a little unexpected. Here, you’re more likely to encounter picturesque, tree-shaded streets than frenetic, neon-lit cityscapes. From historic sites to pretty public parks, from the art galleries … Continue reading
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The Best Baijiu Bars in Shanghai

Beyond China, baijiu is an acquired taste. At home, however, the 5,000-year old white liquor is the favourite toast for family celebrations and business banquets at bars in Shanghai. It’s also used to wet the whistle of KTV contenders before they do battle. Given China’s … Continue reading
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