Xujiahui, Hongqiao and Gubei

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Buyers throng the large malls in the shopping precinct at Xujiahui, which shines with neon and giant billboards. To the west are the districts of Hongqiao and Gubei, where expats live in high-walled compounds and drive huge SUVs. If you’re feeling homesick, a visit to Hongmei Lu and its string of Western restaurants will do the trick.


Longhua Martyrs Cemetery

It may seem tranquil now, but Longhua Martyrs Cemetery has had a bloody history. It has been the execution site…

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Shanghai Botanical Gardens

This 200-acre urban garden is best visited during spring, when it's covered in roses, azaleas, bamboo, and orchids. Do visit…

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Longhua Temple

Shanghai's largest and most active temple has as its centerpiece a seven-story, eight-sided pagoda. While the temple, which made a…

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