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A museum of ancient Chinese art, the Shanghai Museum possesses an impressive collection of over 140,000 precious objects including national-graded paintings, ceramics, bronzes and calligraphy. With so much to take in, follow our guide to the 10 most fascinating things to see at Shanghai Museum.

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The Moganshan Lu art district of ShanghaiShanghai may be better known for its innovative architecture and towering skyscrapers, but in recent years the city has become increasingly renowned for its flourishing contemporary arts scene. While many of Shanghai’s biggest galleries lie alongside the Bund, one of the city’s most exciting new arts addresses is the edgy district of Moganshan Lu, where galleries and studios lie behind each graffiti-clad façade.

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Where to try adventure sports in ShanghaiThe world-class cuisine, vibrant culture and iconic skyline of Shanghai is enough to make you never want to leave the city, but look beyond the bright lights and you’ll find soaring mountain peaks, rushing rivers and bamboo-covered forests begging to be explored. Here’s our pick of the best places to try adventure sports in Shanghai.

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Where to do Tai Chi in Hong KongDeveloped many centuries ago Tai Chi is enduringly popular across China. And Hong Kong is no exception, with locals performing the graceful choreographed moves in outdoor spaces and urban retreats across the city. Believed to balance the body’s yin and yang, benefiting both body and mind, many of the city’s denizens practice this ancient martial art for their health as well as for relaxation.

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Inside the Shanghai jazz sceneAround the time that Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong were selling out gigs across the states, Shanghai was only just getting introduced to the genre. But once jazz arrived, it spread like wildfire. Take a journey through Shanghai’s modern jazz scene with this essential guide to the city’s top jazz venues.

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Hong Kong’s Kwun Tong districtAcross Victoria Harbour from Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula usually attracts visitors for its shopping, but there’s another reason to make the trip across the water. Situated in the east of Kowloon Peninsula, the Kwun Tong neighbourhood of Hong Kong stretches from the forested hillside and rocky outcrop of Lion Rock in the north, to Lei Yue Mun channel in the peninsula’s south.

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