A lively arts scene, luxe shopping and untouristy street food are three reasons to join the cool kids in this dynamic ‘hood
Serenity in a Ming Dynasty retreat
This restored, walled village provides a contemplative antidote to the bustle of Shanghai
China’s canal heaven
Drenched in neon light and decorated by a forest of skyscrapers and elevated highways, Shanghai embodies the modern nation China has become. But only 80km away, the historic canal town of Xitang reveals what China once was.
For the media darlings of Shanghai
The Middle House, downtown Shanghai’s new kid on the block, conceals a world of artistic wonders behind its dark façade