Shanghai residents used to say that it was better to have a bed in Puxi than an apartment in Pudong, but the neighborhood has come a long way in recent years. It's now a futuristic city of wide boulevards and towering skyscrapers topped by the Shanghai World Financial Center, fondly referred to as "the bottle-opener." Apartments here are some of the most expensive in Shanghai. Although a little on the bland side, it is home to expat compounds designed in a bizarre medley of architectural styles, international schools, and malls. However, there are a few sites here worth visiting, particularly if you have children.


Century Park

If you're staying in Pudong, this giant swath of green is a great place to take kids, as it has…

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Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

This family favorite has more than 100 hands-on exhibits in its sprawling galleries. Earth Exploration takes you through fossil layers…

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Oriental Pearl Tower

Looking like a stucture straight out of The Jetsons, the Oriental Pearl Tower was built when much of Pudong was…

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