Things to Do in China

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This bar’s name accurately represents its size—which, at 130 square feet, is easily the smallest in the city (and possibly all of China).... Read More

1930 is a quaint treasure trove of quality, expensive vintage objects and furniture from, you guessed it, Shanghai’s swinging 30s era. Owner Gao Shiling... Read More

Co-owned by a floppy-haired DJ and purveyor of Shanghai’s oldest gay bar Studio, 390 is an energetic crossover venue that is part lounge, part nightclub... Read More

Asia’s largest 4-D projection screen—a 360-seat theater where films come not only with 3-D glasses but also special effects such as wind,... Read More

The cluster of Bauhaus-style factory buildings, dating from the 1950's, have been converted into artists' studios and experimental galleries. Read More

Though some would say 798 Art District has become too commercial, art lovers shouldn't miss this complex of former munitions factories that was... Read More

If school was really like the atmosphere at this bar/café/studio, the world would be a vastly different place. Pokit Poon of Hong Kong-based... Read More

In a hurry and/or traveling light? Speed your international check-in on busy travel days by taking your carry-on luggage, ticket, passport number, and... Read More

If you’re a first- or business-class passenger on China’s national airline, take a seat in a big upholstered chair in your own private... Read More

Pick up small comforts at this duty-free foodstuffs and sundries shop. Thirsty? Try China’s popular pu’erh tea ($10) or a bottle of fiery... Read More

Pack duty-free liquor in an imitation Wenger “Swiss Army” carry-on-size wheelie suitcase from this travel accessories store. Smarter buys... Read More

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This market is a little weird. I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you. But that’s the charm. Also known as the ‘Ironic Sweater Market,’ this sizeable... Read More

This 2010-opened bar is shaking up local cocktail culture with creative concoctions and house-made mixers. Try the “secret Earl Grey,”... Read More

Arcade is the cool hangout for Shanghai’s young, stylish crowd.  The lounge is intimate and dark, except for the flashing bulbs of retro arcade... Read More

Bonnie Groot, the American-born owner of Arch Angel Antiques, is an expert on 5,000 years’ worth of Chinese history—and accordingly, her... Read More

Art and photography space hidden away in an old mansion turned industrial building. Read More

The space is located in an enclave of art studios and antique shops in a row of converted warehouses. Read More

Asia 1 on 1 arranges day trips to the Great Wall. Read More

Media Asia Entertainment Group, one of Asia’s biggest Chinese-language film producers, showcases the local movie industry with this series of... Read More

When Cyclone Nargis hit Burma in May 2008, killing an estimated 140,000 people and devastating the Irrawaddy Delta, the Asia Transpacific Foundation,... Read More

Nothing says China like a silk panda-motif necktie. Tax-free at 198 yuan ($29), it’s a bit more than you’d pay in town, but the quality is... Read More

A mini-amusement park for flight enthusiasts, this museum’s interactive rides include a plane-cabin ride simulator. Passengers who’ve had... Read More

Shanghai’s favorite entrepreneur, the Avocado Lady is a pioneering grocer who first garnered loyal customers by selling heavily discounted avocados in... Read More

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