Shanghai is the glimmering, cosmopolitan star in China’s crown. The city is split in two by the Huangpu River; Puxi is the area west of the river, and Pudong is the area east of the river.
One of the best things Shanghai has to offer is the everyday yet no less captivating tableaux of life in a multi-faceted city. And the best way to take all this in is by walking, an activity that isn’t as appetising in other Chinese cities.
The French Concession was the area designated for the French living in Shanghai. This charming area is brimming with leafy avenues, former official residences converted into curious museums, classic 1920s Western architecture and delightful gardens, namely Fuxing Park.
For city views, head to Oriental Pearl Tower in Lujiazui in the Pudong district. The TV tower has 15 observatory levels, the highest at 350m. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, check out the Space Hotel, located between the two large spheres of the tower!
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