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Shanghai

Known for Shopping, Skyscrapers and Museums

Ancient Chinese pagodas and tea gardens stand shoulder to shoulder with skyscrapers of glistening glass and steel in the World’s most populous city.

How do you get to Shanghai?

Shanghai’s teeming streets are home to more than 23 million people who live, work and play in its offices, restaurants, bars and gardens. An ancient colonial powerhouse which suffered through War and Revolution, the city is now in the midst of a renaissance.This is in evidence across the city, in the redevelopment of historical quarters like Xintiandi and The Bund and the feats of engineering brilliance in its gleaming financial quarter, including the Jin Mao Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.Such a crowded Metropolis is always in need of green spaces and in Shanghai, these are plentiful. The largest by far is Century Park, where you can try out some calming Tai Chi, play a relaxing round of golf or work up a sweat with an energetic walk or jog.For a glimpse of the city’s former colonial life, stroll through the refurbished Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park and explore the elite mansions and villas of the French Concession. Their European architecture and classical charm once earned Shanghai the title of ‘Paris of the Orient’.As a city of hidden streets and secret gems like the Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai is a great place to wander around and explore without too much advance planning. There is a deep spiritual undercurrent throughout the municipality, which you are welcome to embrace with a visit to Jing’An Temple or the Jade Buddha temple, home to two spectacular white jade Buddha statues.Most of the attractions in Shanghai are within half an hour’s walk of downtown, but if you are feeling a little jaded or want to stray further afield, there is an excellent public transport network. A cruise along the Huangpu River is a relaxing way to get to know the different districts, taking you past much of the historic and modern heart of the city.

Activities in Shanghai

The changing fortunes of this sprawling riverside walkway are symbolic of the evolution of Shanghai itself.

The Jing’an Temple is a cultural treasure trove, packed with Buddhist relics and maintaining the ancient tradition of the Temple Fair.

Experience the bustling energy of Shanghai’s most famous commercial street, with a pedestrian mall surrounded by traditional and luxury shopping opportunities. 

To see the modern heart of Shanghai, visit this square, a vast green space surrounded by museums and a grand theater. 

Combining artistic expression with technological innovation, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is a towering example of Shanghai’s recent resurgence.

Created as a place of sanctuary over 400 years ago, Yu Yuan Gardens still provide a soothing retreat from the bustling streets of the Old Town.

Take a stroll along the shaded avenues of Shanghai’s historic French Concession before enjoying a spot of shopping in some of the city’s trendiest boutiques.

Speed your way to the observation deck of the Jin Mao Tower for spectacular views across the Huangpu River and the surrounding city.

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This tour is tailored for those who stay in Shanghai and long for making a visit to ancient Xian but have limited time. With hassle free, everything in the one day tour including flights, transfer, guide, lunch and admission fee will be perfectly arranged for you.

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The Huangpu river is a symbol of Shanghai and one of the top attractions in the city. Both sides of the river have iconic landmarks, but with a very different back history. On one side, you can see the Bund, a street full of neoclassic styles buildings from the mid-19th century.

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Shanghai is one of the most interesting metropolis in the world, a huge city with plenty of tourism attractions to visit. The Shanghai Bus Tour is an excellent way to explore the city and reach the different must-sees during your trip.

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Suzhou and discover the unique Zhouzhuang water village on this full-day tour. Marvel at spectacular gardens and visit the village known as the “Venice of the East.

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Make your way to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway station for your train to Nanjing. You can buy your own tickets or use the tickets that were conveniently delivered to your hotel the day before. In Nanjing you meet your guide at the station, and then transfer to visit the Chaotian Gong or the “Heaven Palace.

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Enjoy a night spent sightseeing in Shanghai's historic center, and then cruise down the Huangpu River while eating a buffet dinner. With local guidance, see some of the city's most interesting buildings, famous gardens, and an exciting night market.

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