The isolated Huizhou region, 400km southwest of Shanghai, is the perfect place to explore remote villages and hike on ancient routes through terraced fields of rapeseed and tea.
Autumn brings respite from the relentless humidity that smothers the city for most of the year, making it the perfect time to pitch a tent by the sea.
The city’s famous waterfront, which housed powerful banks and luxury hotels before the 1949 Communist Revolution, is seeing a second life thanks to the 2010 World Expo.
Find the most fabulous accommodations in the city, from five-star stunners housed in towering skyscrapers to beautifully renovated pre-war villas.
Costing a reported $40 billion and drawing 73 million visitors, the 2010 World Expo left an indelible mark on Shanghai – and the improvements are still benefitting travellers today.
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