Shanghai Travel Guide
Throughout its history, the Paramount building has played multiple roles, including traditional ballroom and dance club. Built in 1933, it once hosted crowds of socialites seeking a night of live jazz and dancing. Two floors of the building were converted into a nightclub that opened in 2007.
This spa in the heart of Pudong offers a modern take on ancient Chinese wellness: the vast glass-and-stone building encompasses a spa, health center, wine bar, library, and restaurant.
With an eye-catching Art Deco façade and revamped interiors by London-based architect David Chipperfield, the Bund’s only contemporary art gallery has become one of the city’s most noteworthy institutions.
Towering 101 floors above the hub of the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, this skyscraper contains offices, the Park Hyatt Shanghai, and places to take in city views. Visitors begin at the ground-level Sky Gate, where multimedia presentations and a Shanghai model set the stage before the ascent.
The store carries a surprising breadth of products: from reproductions of communist-era comic books to artist's backpacks.
The leafy, rustic French Concession is the favored destination for cutting-edge fashion and designs for the home.
The Shanghai Acrobatics Troupe performs here. The show is simultaneously touristy and indescribably brilliant.
Art and photography space hidden away in an old mansion turned industrial building.
It’s all about glitz at this aptly-named bar on the sixth floor of Five on the Bund. Owned by the M Group, the bar has an Art Deco and vintage Hollywood influenced interior; the curvy bar was inspired by a high-fashion ladies’ shoe.
An old villa is the setting for this spa in the French Concession. A Qin brick façade and Ming-era furniture add to the authentic feel. A stream bubbles in the foyer, and the massage rooms are neat and warmly-lit.
This shop still produces hand-painted pictures that resemble the hand-tinted photographs from the Cultural Revolution.
Shanghai’s latest secret?Lane 248, a gritty, narrow street now inhabited by artsy cafés and intimate boutiques, hidden behind Taikang Road.