Whether you fancy a night in one of the world’s highest hotels, or a stroll through streamlined art-deco district, along the world-famous Bund or atmospheric and leafy boulevards of the French Concession, Shanghai has something for everyone. Though it’s most alive at the end of the day when the local population pours out of offices, food is the centre of social life and the culinary scene is wide-ranging and engaging.
Many people visit Shanghai purely for the shopping experience. But if you would rather enjoy the renowned culture, art galleries offer contemporary local art and acrobatic shows are always close at hand.
Previous winners here include Harrie Smolders (NED), Marco Kutscher (GER) and Gregory Wathelet (BEL), but who can tame the dragon in the heart of Asia this year?