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Shanghai top 10

Shanghai is one of China’s most cosmopolitan cities where you can sip cocktails, see spectacular city views and eat incredible food. Here are my recommendations on things to do and places to eat if you ever find yourself in Shanghai.

  1. The Bund is a famous strip along the waterfront of central Shanghai. The best time to see the Bund in its glory is at night, when the bright city lights come on. There are a number of bars and restaurants along the Bund, some of which have fab views of the city and the 88 story Jin Mao Tower.
    • Mr & Mrs Bund- this was a fantastic place to eat, albeit a little pricey but well worth it. Many traditional and modern day French dishes on the Menu, sensational view s of the Bund and a superb wine selection.
    • Drinks at Rouge Bar is a must, if not only for the pictures you can take of the Bund at night.Bar rouge
    • Hakkasan is located in the Bund 18 building, which is the same as Mr & Mrs Bund and Bar Rouge. Hakkasan combines modern Asian cuisine and funky designs.Hakkasan
  2. Jade Buddha Temple is a very beautiful and small Buddhist temple containing two precious and rare jade Buddha’s.
  3. Nanjing road is Shanghai’s most well-known shopping street’s running for 3.4 miles.
  4. The View roof top bar at the Grand Hyatt- WOW that’s all I’ll say.  Even if you go up fora quick photo and 1 drink, it’s 100% worth it.
  5. Din Tai Fung is part of the large chain of dumpling houses originating in Taiwan. There are three located in Shanghai and you’re guaranteed some amazing dumplings!! Try the xiaolongboa (soup dumpling), but be careful not to burn your mouth with the contents.
  6. Xintiandi is an area where you can find several restaurants ranging in cuisines. I went there several times and wasn’t disappointed by any of the restaurants we ate at.
  7. Relax and unwind at the Vue Grand Hyatt, for a beautiful Sunday brunch. Beautiful freshly made food and a never ending flow of bubbles 🙂
  8. Xindalu also in the Grand Hyatt serves a beautiful peaking duck.
  9. Try some street food- there is so much to choose from it’s really up to your tastes and how adventurous you want to go. CNN wrote a great article on Shanghai street food: http://travel.cnn.com/shanghai/eat/35-shanghai-street-foods-you-cant-afford-miss-480277
  10. My final piece of advice is always print where you are going in Chinese characters, as most taxi drivers won’t understand a word of English.

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