As China’s most awesome city, Shanghai displays some aspects of its historic past, while constantly evolving itself into a modern and futuristic metropolis. Also, we now have a Disneyland!
Lonely Planet assigned its Asia-focused writers to trek around the continent and compile a list of Asia’s top-ten most desirable places to visit. With no surprise, Shanghai is on the list at number two.
“The result is a varied hit list of classic destinations offering a fresh twist for travelers, regions packed full of action and edge-of-the-map places you may never [have] heard of,” says Lonely Planet’s Asia-Pacific spokesperson Chris Zeiher, according to CNN.
The only place in Asia more desirable than Shanghai for tourists? Hokkaido, Japan. But you’re not even allowed to fart in public there!
Way back in 2006 Lonely Planet’s book Bluelist, which covers the world’s hottest destinations, listed Shanghai as the number one “City on the Rise.” It’s officially official, Shanghai is no longer “on the rise” and is now an in demand location to visit. Started from the bottom, now we’re here.
Finally, here’s Lonely Planet’s top ten:
1) Hokkaido, Japan
2) Shanghai, China
3) Jeonju, South Korea
4) Con Dao Islands, Vietnam
5) Hong Kong, China
6) Ipoh, Malaysia
7) Pemuteran, Indonesia
8) Trang Islands, Thailand
9) Meghalaya, India
10) Taitung, Taiwan
You’re going down, Hokkaido!
By Robin Winship