The paris of the east
This great metropolis is a fascinating blend of East and West, past and future. Facing each other across the Huangpu River are The Bund, lined with stately colonial buildings that once housed foreign banks and trading houses, and the 21st century financial and commercial district of Pudong, where skyscrapers seem to sprout like weeds. Fortunately the core of the old Chinese city remains, with its historic gardens, temples, and teahouses.
Shanghai’s first heyday began in the 1920s when it was a swinging, fast living city of jazz clubs and Western fashion. Today is its second, as it strives to surpass Hong Kong and Singapore as the economic center of Asia.Download An Explorer Guide +
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