Sky-High Shanghai.

By Mark Andrews

Vera – Virgin Airlines.
August 2023

Looking to go up in the world? China’s biggest city is the place to be, says expert Mark Andrews

The name Shanghai translates to “above the sea” – but a better name for today’s city might be “above the clouds”. This teeming metropolis is home to some 180 buildings that tower above 40 storeys, including the gleaming Shanghai Tower – the tallest skyscraper in China. Much of life in China’s largest city takes place way up high: Shanghai’s best restaurants, bars, hotels and entertainment can be found in its lofty high-rises. Here’s how to make the most of the city that’s intent on kissing the sky.

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View of Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center and Jinmao Tower in the evening Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China.
Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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