Known as the Paris of the Orient, bustling Shanghai has transformed into a modern Chinese city that whimsically blends modern architecture with its historic culture. It’s one of the commercial, financial, science and technological power centers in China, yet still retains pockets of traditional mystique. This glamorous, vibrant metropolis boasts a wealth of attractions, but the following top the list of things to see in Shanghai.
1. The Maglev Train
One of the first things to see in Shanghai if you fly in is the maglev Transrapid train. It uses magnetic levitation to whiz passengers friction-free from the Pudong International Airport to the city center at a speed up to 430km/h. The 30 km trip takes only eight minutes. It’s a swift, smooth and silent ride that is a fitting introduction to this modern cosmopolitan city.