Ten top stops in Shanghai

Apr 16, 2010

by MICHELLE GARNAUT

o1 The Bund (Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu)
Now that it’s done, more gorgeous than ever.

o2 Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
100 Renmin Dajie.
+86 21 6372 2077.

There’s no better place to go for an understanding of the physical city, old and new. I love the scale model of the future city.

See our Streets of Shanghai photo essay

See our Shanghai Destination Guide
o3 Chenshan Botanical Gardens
Sheshan National Forest Park, Songjiang County.
The new Shanghai botanical garden features 35 theme parks across 200ha of land, with Chinese and European principles of landscape architecture in a sustainable green space.

o4 Crystal Chamber Music
6/F, No.5 The Bund.
+86 21 6350 9988.

Concerts in the Crystal Room at M on the Bund on the last Sunday of every month – magical.
www.m-restaurantgroup.com

o5 Spin
Building 3, 758 Julu Lu.
+86 21 6279 2545.

Gorgeous little bespoke ceramic shop.

o6 Weekend Market at Fangbang Lu
Cang Bao Building, 457 Fangbang Road.
Vintage treasures and Shanghai history aplenty in this five-storey building in the Old Chinese City.

o7 Song Fang Teahouse
227 Yongjia Road.
Delicious teas to drink and buy from all over China (and European blends, too) in a vintage Shanghai lane house.
www.songfangtea.com

o8 Eastlink Gallery
Building 6, 5/F, 50 Moganshan Road.
There’s always something interesting at this contemporary Chinese art gallery on Moganshan Lu.
www.eastlinkgallery.cn

o9 Street dumplings
Shaanxi Road/ Maoming Road.
Pan-fried shen jian bao – delicious meat dumplings with piping-hot filling and crusty bottom – are delicious at this street stall.

1o Rosa Gallica
376 Wukang Road.
+86 21 2821 2241.

Sweet little flower shop – roses from Yunnan and a great selection of plants.

Source Qantas The Australian Way May 2010

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