This stupendous tower seizes the Shànghǎi zeitgeist with dramatic aplomb. Resembling a sci-fi corporation headquarters, the...
Designed by Hungarian architect Ladislaus Hudec and erected as a bank in 1934, the Park Hotel was Shànghǎi’s tallest building until the...
Shànghǎi Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Shànghǎi)
This nonprofit museum has an all-glass home to maximise natural sunlight (when it cuts through the clouds), a tip-top location in...
Set back in People’s Park alongside a pond, Barbarossa is all about escapism. Forget Shànghǎi, this is Morocco channelled by Hollywood...
It's a mere counter in a food court, but don't be put off: the Shànghǎi hand-pulled noodles are supreme. They do pork off the bone or...
445 West Nanjing Rd; 南京西路445号 · interesting places nearby
Shànghǎi's second-oldest vegetarian restaurant (opened in 1922), Godly never fails to perplex Western vegetarians – almost everything on the menu is prepared to resemble meat, down to sinewy textures and bony chunks. Don’t worry though, the smoked beef and the fried chicken with sesame oil are actually made of tofu, no matter how convincing they look.
The interior is a blend of stone and wood with Venetian blinds, honeycombed lamps and a couple of Buddhist statues thrown in for good fortune.