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Top Choice Notable Building in Pǔdōng

Shànghǎi Tower

China’s tallest building dramatically twists skywards from its footing in Lùjiāzuǐ. The 121-storey 632m-tall Gensler-designed Shànghǎi Tower topped out in August 2013 and opened in mid-2016. The spiral-shaped tower …
Top Choice Notable Building in Pǔdōng

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

This 468m-tall poured-concrete tripod tower is the most iconic contemporary building in the city, and its image is flashed around town on everything from postcards to T-shirts. Love it or hate it, the Deng Xiaoping–…
Top Choice Museum in Pǔdōng

Aurora Museum

Designed by renowned Japanese architect, Andō Tadao, the Aurora Museum is set over six floors of the Aurora building and houses a stunning collection of Chinese treasures. Artefacts and antiquities on display includ…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Pǔdōng

Shànghǎi Disneyland

Disney has magicked-up a spectacular theme park in Shànghǎi, offering a subtly Chinese take on Mickey and co. Six themed areas encircle Disney’s biggest-ever Enchanted Storybook Castle, with attractions including a …
Top Choice Bistro in Pǔdōng

Grand Café

On the 54th floor of Jīnmào Tower (in the Grand Hyatt lobby), the Grand Café offers stunning panoramas through its glass walls and an excellent-value lunch buffet; pile your plate with endless crab legs, Peking duck…
Top Choice Bar in Pǔdōng

Flair

Wow your date with Shànghǎi’s most intoxicating nocturnal visuals from the outdoor terrace on the 58th floor of the Ritz-Carlton, where Flair nudges you that bit closer to the baubles of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.…
Top Choice Sichuan in Pǔdōng

Sichuan Folk

Formerly known as Bāguó Bùyī, Sichuan Folk is pretty much the most authentic Sìchuān food in town, cooked up by the diligent chefs at this famous restaurant at the World Expo site, originally founded in Chéngdū. Wit…
Top Choice Notable Building in Pǔdōng

Shànghǎi World Financial Center

Although trumped by the adjacent Shànghǎi Tower as the city’s most stratospheric building, the awe-inspiring 492m-high Shànghǎi World Financial Center is an astonishing sight, even more so come nightfall when its ‘b…
Top Choice Museum in Pǔdōng

Shànghǎi History Museum

The entire family will enjoy this informative museum with a fun presentation on old Shànghǎi. Learn how the city prospered on the back of the cotton trade and junk transportation, when it was known as ‘Little Sūzhōu…
Top Choice Cafe in Pǔdōng

Yi Cafe

If you’re squabbling over what to eat for lunch, brunch or dinner, settle your differences at smart-casual Yi Cafe. With 12 open kitchens and a walk-through layout, it’s a veritable Asian–Southeast Asian–internation…