It’s the lively cosmopolitan atmosphere alongside the rich and abundant Chinese culture that solidifies Shanghai as the “Paris of the East”. Modern and ancient blend quite naturally among weaving gardens with ancient pagodas and towering skyscrapers. It’s this seamless blend of old world and modern bustle that make Shanghai one of the world’s most beautiful and entertaining cities.
Shanghai bristles with buildings, but the city doesn't boast must-see sights like New York or Rome. The joys of Shanghai, instead, are on the street level, where everyday life unfolds with bewildering variety. An elderly woman in pajamas will be chopping vegetables on the stoop of her lane house, while a Prada-clad beauty will sashay past on her way to a nearby art gallery. So sharpen your elbows, pick up a pair of chopsticks and dig in.
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