Situated on the centre point of China’s eastern coast, Shanghai is the most international city on mainland China and the country’s commercial heart.
The sprawling city of 24 million is roughly four times the size of London, and is divided into Pudong (eastern side) and Puxi (western side) by Huangpu River. Tourists will find themselves showered with attractions, of which glitzy skyscrapers are the top sell. The 492-metre-tall Shanghai World Financial Centre provides the most thrilling view over the city from the 100th floor. History buffs may be engrossed with the Old Town which contains charming traditional Chinese gardens and pavilions.