Chinese city is more accessible than Beijing, says travel writer
Travellers on adventure holidays in Shanghai will be able to see one of the world's true 'mega-cities', it has been claimed.
Travel writer Percy Parker recently visited the city and was instantly impressed by the technological advances on show, including the famous Maglev train services which can reach 260mph.
He wrote on the Daily Mail website: "With all the talk of the economic rise of the East and especially China, the main attraction of Shanghai was to be able to witness one of the new mega-cities firsthand.
"Beijing may be the capital but Shanghai is more populous (30 million) and feels more accessible due to its business links and history of British and French colonisation."
Young visitors may like to follow in Mr Parker's footsteps and visit the M1NT venue which offers impressive views of the whole city from its platform on the 24th floor.
Those looking to indulge in retail therapy can do so at Plaza 66, while nearby street merchants offer less expensive alternatives.