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Shanghai, China: Editor Claire Locking rounds up her top 10 things to do in this enchanting Chinese city

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Claire Locking rounds up Shanghai’s top ten must-do activities and gets a taste of the city’s alluring mix of fast-paced modernity and yesteryear.

  1. Enjoy a cocktail from an authentic 1930s cut-glass tumbler at the Glamour Bar on the Bund.
  2. Join the queues for Shanghai’s famous dumplings, xiaolongbao.
  3. Step into the future at the Urban Planning Museum where a 10,000-square-foot model shows the Shanghai of tomorrow.
  4. Wander round the tree-lined avenues of the old French Concession.
  5. Stock up on kitsch Mao memorabilia at the Dongtai Road Antiques Market.
  6. Marvel at the gravity-defying tricks of the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe.
  7. Ride on a futuristic underground capsule in the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel.
  8. Travel at 430km an hour on the Maglev (magnetic levitation train).
  9. Get out and walk; unlike some other Asian cities, Shanghai is a walker’s paradise.
  10. Take an early morning stroll along the Bund to watch the daily ballroom dancing ritual.