With blossoming skylines, a turbulent history, and an interesting blend of East and West, Shanghai is one of few cities in the world to evoke this much glamour and mystique.
As Mainland China’s largest financial center and home to many culturally and historically significant sites such as the Jade Buddha Temple and Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai attracts international business personnel and tourists alike – promising an experience that will stay with you long after you've departed.
Nanshi, or the Old City, is Shanghai’s original urban core still home to a thriving authentic Shanghainese culture tucked inside crumbling walls dating back to the Ming Dynasty. The tightly winding roads lend explorers a wonderland of old-world sights, historical festivals, and street-food delights inside China's booming financial center, bridging the new and old.
Set inside a private 1930s garden villa, YongFoo Élite boasts moody interiors and beautiful outdoor spaces adorned with the owner’s personal collection of antiques. The restaurant’s traditional Shanghainese menu and light, modern plates have earned Two Michelin-Stars, their most notable dishes the smoked codfish in black tea and braised pork in brown sauce.
The evolution of entertainment in Shanghai is effervescent, from captivating acrobatics and the famed Shanghai Symphony Orchestra to unassuming jazz venues and late-night neon discos. A top choice for visitors, both leisure and business, is the Shanghai Centre Theatre’s popular Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe, a short and sweet performance on most travelers’ checklist.