Overview of Shanghai

Few cities in the world evoke so much history, mystique and exotic promise in their name alone as Shanghai does.

Although Shanghai is China’s biggest city and a global financial hub, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial era buildings lures tourists too.

Famous for its starring role in ‘Skyfall’, Shanghai can also lay claim to the world’s second tallest tower and a host of other neck craning colossi.

However, beyond the cool veneer of the modern city, you can lift the lid on a treasure chest of architectural styles. The city’s period of greatest cosmopolitan excess – from the 1920s to the 1940s – left the city with one of the world’s richest collections of art deco architecture.

No visit to Shanghai is complete without some serious retail therapy. Chinese shoppers constitute up to 47% of the global luxury goods market so things are definitely not done in half measures here.

If you are wanting a good cross section, then Nanjing Road is the place to visit. It offers shops that are centuries old through to modern malls.

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