The “showpiece” of Mainland China, Shanghai is a top tourist destination abroad. The city attracts both foreigners and the Chinese alike, with sights including The Bund, the City of God, Yu Garden and the Nanjing Road shopping district. Shanghai exploded in growth once it was recognized as a prime Pacific port in the Asian trade. Now the world’s largest shipping center, Shanghai has also become mainland China’s financial center. With this development have come improvements in access for the disabled and wheelchair users. Just a decade ago, Shanghai was almost entirely inaccessible, but these recent changes have made the city a must see for the disabled traveler.
There are a handful of London-style cabs operating in Shanghai, but you’ll need a local to make the booking.
Sidewalks are improving in Shanghai, but there are still access barriers.