Sights

From its sacred Buddhist temples and heritage architecture to its edgy arts scene and modern museums, Jìng’ān has a strong case for being Shànghǎi's most interesting neighbourhood for sightseeing.

Activities

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Sleeping

What Jìng’ān lacks in numbers, it makes up for in quality and style, with a high standard of hotels across the neighbourhood. With options for all budgets, you'll find as much character in hostels housed in converted factories, as you will in heritage hotels and chic five-star luxury hotels. It's a good central location that's reasonably well linked by transport, with hotels rarely more than a 10-minute walk to metro stations.

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Eating

Business lunches and after-dinner drinks are the rule in Jìng’ān. Most of the dining options here have long been first-rate, and those on a culinary tour of Shànghǎi need to pack this area into their itinerary.

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Drinking & Nightlife

Jìng’ān drinking options don’t match the diversity of the area’s restaurants, and cater almost exclusively to the expat and business crowd.

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Juice Me Up, Scotty

Fresh juice (果汁; guǒzhī) made on the spot sells for as little as ¥10 a cup and is vital for staying hydrated in the sweltering summer heat. Of course, you could always sink an orange juice or a mango smoothie, but why not try something a little more adventurous? Here are some of Shànghǎi’s more exotic creations:

  • Dragon fruit and pear
  • Aloe and cucumber
  • Bittermelon
  • Durian and yoghurt
  • Pineapple and cabbage

Shopping

West Nanjing Rd is more upmarket than the eastern end. It’s home to high-end Western fashion brands and luxury items, as well as Shànghǎi’s most exclusive malls, such as Plaza 66. Behind People’s Square is Dagu Rd, with a number of large DVD stores.

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