Shanghai Shi


The most populous city in China, Shanghai is a thrilling destination.

Distinctive periods of history are evident in the classical YuYuan rock gardens, the shikumen townhouse residences, colonial architecture of the Bund, and more recently, construction cranes and towering glass skyscrapers. This important port city absorbed influences from around the world for the past few centuries. Now it is setting the pace in business, fashion, and culture.

The Matador community of expats and travelers have contributed Shanghai shopping guides and tips for learning Mandarin. In addition, there are recommendations for studying at popular Shanghai schools like Fudan University and Shanghai Jiatong University. If you’ve got an expat teaching or learning experience to share about Shanghai, we’d love to hear from you.

Shanghai Shi Articles

Ride the world’s fastest train in Shanghai

21 signs you’re a legit expat in China

This reverse walking tour of Shanghai is one of the most original travel videos we’ve seen

5 ‘must-have’ Shanghai experiences

Drone video captures Shanghai from a different perspective

18 scenic places to teach ESL

Your stomach will drop after watching how high these skywalkers climb

Why you need to skate Shanghai today [vid]

Attack of the kung fu noodles!

An alternative trajectory for travel narrative: Bustling Towns

11 cooking schools for travelers

A shopper’s guide to Shanghai

7 restaurants outside the US serving Thanskgiving dinner

The 5 best places to live overseas in 2008

The world’s most spectacular skylines

The 9 best-designed hotels worldwide

Where in China should I study abroad?

The world’s 10 best rooftop bars

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