Shanghai

Shanghai Travel Guide

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.

On the third floor of the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center there's a room-size scale model of the city in 2020.

Part museum, part teahouse, and part salon.

The shop stocks a wonderful collection of Shanghai Deco lampshades and accents.

Stroll the riverfront promenade known as the Bund, with its Art Deco, Neoclassical, and Beaux-Arts façades, bars and shops, and views of the space-age towers of Pudong.

Have a nightcap at decadent Bar Rouge, high above the Bund in Shanghai.

Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu’s modern design and furniture boutique.

At this bookshop-café on one of the elegantly shaded streets in the French Concession, coffee addicts linger late into the night amid the Ming-dynasty-style décor.

This unassuming shop with a white front and simple black signage stands out on a road of fashion shops. Owner Liu Xiao Lan, a member of the Miao ethnic group, sells handmade items with an emphasis on Miao-crafted goods. The variety can include handcrafted tapestries, ornaments, and shoes.

The exhibition hall displays samples of batik prints dating back to the 1890's.