24 Hours in Shanghai

Shanghai is many things.  It’s a model city for light speed growth and progress – it’s one of the most forward thinking cosmopolitans in the world.

It’s a city rich with nostalgia with colonial days gone past.  It’s a city that never sleeps with its vibrant nightlife. 

If you’re just arriving in Shanghai, you’ll probably be dealing with some jetlag so what better way to cure it than to start your day early and head over to one of the must-sees in the Yu Garden Bazaar area.


This is a great area to get a glimpse into architecture from the dynasty periods but also be able to roam around and check out touristy souvenir shops, have some local foods and check out wholesale markets.

It’s now time to go artsy and explore a neighborhood set in a time when the French occupied a concession area of Shanghai.

AFTERNOON - Tianzifang

Inside is a labyrinth of alleyways and dead end streets containing small craft stores, coffee shops and trendy art studios.

Bund At the end of Nanjing Road East is the Bund.  The Bund is waterfront area that stretches along the western bank of Huangpu River and is regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years.


This boardwalk allows you to take in the sweeping panoramic views of the huge skyscrapers that dominate the Pudong area of Shanghai.

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