Sir Elly's rooftop terrace
Cocktails with a view
Several tall buildings have sacrificed either their top floor ¬or roof to make room for a cocktail bar. Here you can sip an elegant cocktail while taking in the best views.
- Kathleen 5 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar: look out over the People’s Park from the roof of the Shanghai Art Museum
- Sir Elly’s Terrace: the roof boasts a spectacular view of the river and Pudong
- Sky Dome Bar: enjoy an unparalleled 360 degree view from the UFO-shaped bar on the 47th floor
Stunt riders on their motorcycles
Shanghai Circus World is not a traditional circus. What you will see in this permanent circus tent is a stunning theatre show of traditional Chinese acrobatic arts combined with modern technology. Admire the man who juggles with porcelain jugs. Or watch a handful of motorcycle riders race inside a round steel cage – even upside down and in the dark.
A scene from a Kunqu opera
Singing and fighting for love
The Yifu Theater is Shanghai’s premier opera venue. This is where you will find the world-famous Beijing opera which often features impossible love stories. Using perfectly honed hand gestures and facial expressions, the performers sing, speak and fight in lavishly coloured costumes. The Kunqu opera, the oldest form of Chinese opera, consists of singing accompanied by bamboo flutes, a drum, wooden rattles and gongs. The instruments play an important role in accentuating the gestures and emotions.