5 Things to do in Shanghai During MWC
It’s that time again! Another day, another conference, another new city you barely get to see because you’re rushing to booth B30, Hall N4 for your meeting with Apigate 😉. Fear not! Apigate’s very own, in-house travel guru is back with another compact city must-see/taste/do list to ensure you get the most out of your time in China’s second largest city.
1. The Bund – Wai Tan
Often referred to as the museum of building, this mile-long stretch of waterfront promenade along the Huangpu River boats 52 buildings of varying architectural styles including Gothic, baroque, and neoclassical styles. The best way to enjoy The Bund is with your camera open. Start at Broadway Mansions and snap all the way along to the Meteorological Signal Tower and soak in all the history.
2. Yu Gardens
Built during the Ming Dynasty in the 16th Century by the Pan family as their private garden, Yu Garden is renowned for beautiful layout, Chinese style pavilions and numerous carvings and statues. Right next to Yu Garden is the Yu Garden Bazaar filled with shops selling souvenirs and little restaurants and tea shops.
3. Oriental Pearl Tower
Located in Pudong Park in Lujiazui is China’s second tallest tower. Drawing its name from the 11 steel spheres, the tower lights up in different LED sequences at night making for an unmissable Instagram. The tower has 15 observatory levels with the highest situated at a lofty 351m and a revolving restaurant at 267m.
Source: Lost Heaven
4. Lost Heaven Hot Pot
Hot Pot is a staple of Chinese cuisine and takes many forms and flavours across its many provinces and Lost Heaven highlights the spicy Yunnan versions on the third floor of its massively popular Silk Road restaurant. With four different broths to choose from, I’d suggest going for a half and half pot to truly appreciate the flavours of Western China. Book a table here.
5. Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time
Immerse yourself in an enthralling spectacle that tells the history of China from ancient times to the modern day through acrobatics, martial arts and fantastic music and special effects. It’ll be a far more entertaining history lesson than any museum! Get your ticket here.