has been called the Paris of the East, now they're
saying it's China's New York. It's neither, it's
unique. Shanghai is one of the world's great cities
with an entertainment scene to match. Stylish restaurants,
quality cuisine and a nightlife that's full of surprises.
Close to Renmin Square are some of the city's
flagship arts venues. Shanghai Museum's collections are world
class and the cafe and museum shop also warrant visits.
Multiplexes showing Chinese and international films are proving
popular in Shanghai but you can still catch a movie at the
70 year old Cathay Cinema. The Lyceum Theater and the Majestic
Theater also have live shows.
featuring avant-garde, traditional paintings and photography
on Nanjing Road
For a taste of the highlife start your night
out with cocktails in Cloud 9 on the 87th floor of the Grand
Hyatt Shanghai. Later choose between live music in the Cotton
Club, cozy kitsch at Bar 1931 or select one of 45 martinis in
the gorgeous Goya.
Things are a little louder at Top of the World and Judy's Too
or Goodfellas. For a touch of nostalgia try Face near Maoming
Road or head towards The Bund and the Peace Hotel Jazz Bar.
Late night club choices include Babylon, Real Love, Rojam and
Shanghainese restaurants look out for local specialties -
slow cooked pork (hui guo rou), dry sauteed string beans (gan
bian si ji dou) or "lions head" meatballs (shizi tou). In
the Fall try hairy crabs, a seasonal Shanghai delicacy.
Street food lovers wil be spoilt for choice and almost every
street in the city center has cafes and restaurants selling
great dumplings and Shanghai noodles.