Shanghai, located on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. In the 1990s, the economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city. It has since re-emerged as a hub for international trade and finance. Shanghai has been described as the “showpiece” of the booming economy of mainland China; renowned for its Lujiazui skyline, and museums and historic buildings, such as those along The Bund, as well as the City God Temple and the Yu Garden. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl Tower, with distinctive pink spheres.
Attractions and Opportunities
World Financial Centre
A number of taxi and car services can carry you and your wheelchair around Shanghai. Making a booking ahead if time is a good idea.