Art is undoubtedly an integral part of Chinese culture and the booming of contemporary art in particular has been off the charts especially in recent times, so much so that it is deemed as a profitable investment for many of the nouveau riche.
The art scene at M50, which refers to its address 50 Moganshan Road, was founded in 2000 after the textile mill was discontinued and has since flourished as the go-to hub for modern art, hosting 120 galleries and art studios within its space.
With shows and exhibitions constantly switched out after allocated periods, wandering around M50 is rewarding on its own, though there are a few standout power players such as shanghART H-Space Gallery, Eastlink Gallery, Chronus Art Center and Island6.
Feeling peckish and a tad bit weary at M50? Choose from its slew of cafes, restaurants and bars. UNDEFINE is an industrial cafe with excellent coffee and desserts whereas Bandu Cabin offers cheap local eats with a menu of dumplings, noodles and other snacks.
Discover and experience the beautiful scenery around our Shanghai hotels.
Whether you are looking to relive your childhood dreams or have little ones alongside you in need of some fun, a trip to the happiest place on Earth – Disneyland – will never be a bad idea and luckily, Shanghai is home to one of only 6 parks in the world.
Situated 47 kilometres away from Shanghai is a well-preserved ancient water village in the Qingpu district – Zhujiajiao Water Town – that is often dubbed the Venice of Shanghai and boasts nearly 1,700 years of history.
Akin to a dreamy backdrop of a Chinese historical drama, Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is a verdant oasis in the middle of Shanghai’s Old City with exquisite scenery, complete with all the essential features and decorations of a classical Chinese garden.
Along the Huangpu River is a mile-long waterfront promenade known as The Bund or Waitan, and to its west bank sits 52 colonial-era buildings of contrasting Western and European architectural styles including neoclassical, baroque, Romanesque and Gothic designs.