The Bund (officially Zhongshan Road) is lined with European colonial buildings, many now housing upmarket restaurants and hotels, and has a lively riverbank promenade with dazzling views of Pudong’s skyscrapers.
The Huangpu district’s French Concession is characterised by colonial mansions and tree-lined avenues, and is an agreeable area of boutique shops, tea houses and parks.
The area known as Xintiandi is the epicentre of Shanghai’s nightlife.
Yu Garden (218 Anren Road, Huangpu) was laid out in the 16th century and is one of the few historic sights in Shanghai. It features traditional courtyards, carp-filled ponds and pavilions with upturned red roofs.