Top 10 Shanghai nightspots
Updated: 2006-05-26 16:43
Nightlife is an important part of Shanghai culture. As China's business
center, with the most expatriates and foreigners, Shanghai's bar scene is quite
different from Beijing's bar-star vibe. The nightlife is more sophisticated and
multi-cultural. The beautiful Bund, dazzling department stores on Nanjinglu,
Huaihailu and Xujiahui streets and intimate bars along old and new bar strips
make for a unique night out.
Here are Shanghai's top 10 hot nightspots for shopping, dining and
*The beautiful Bund
After a long day in front of their computers, many young professionals go to rest
their eyes on the Bund's beautiful scenery. The 1,500 m Bund runs from Waibaidu
Bridge in the north at the mouth of Suzhou River south to Jingling Road formerly
known as the Far East Wall Street. When the sun sets, colorful lamps contrast
with the glitzy Oriental Pearl Tower and Jinmao Tower on the opposite bank of
the Pujing River.
Although the Bund's buildings were designed by different
architects over different periods, they go together well. Some of the most well
known spots are the British-style Dongfeng Restaurant, in the old Shanghai Club
building; the Greek style No.12 Bund Igloo in a former HSBC building, and the
Customs Building, a sister building to the old HSBC bank.