Shanghai is China’s most comprehensive industrial and commercial city, ranking No.1 in population and population density, and as a seaport, science and technology center, and business center. As a tourist city, it attracts travelers from both home and abroad by its commercial activity rather than scenic beauty. Shanghai lies in central eastern China and is the gateway to the Yangtse River that flows into the East China Sea. The city is divided into two main areas, Pudong and Puxi, which lie east and west of the Huangpu River. Puxi is the older part of the city and hosts the majority of shops, restaurants and museums. Pudong is the modern part and is recognized for its rather unusual yet extremely impressive high-rises such as Shanghai’s tallest buildings, the Shanghai International Financial Center, the Jinmao Building and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Today’s Shanghai is a modern metropolitan city, yet with traditional Chinese cultural characteristics, bursting at the seams with unique charm.
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||Huangpu River night cruise
The Huangpu River is the mother river of Shanghai. Nanpu Bridge, Yangpu Bridge and Oriental Pearl TV Tower compose of a huge picture scroll. The Bund is the cultural section of Shanghai that best represents the blending of ancient and modern influences. This renowned waterfront district is the city’s most famous landmark. Between the stately colonial edifices along the Bund, the glittering skyscrapers on the eastern shore of Pudong, and the unceasing river traffic, there is plenty to keep your eyes from ever resting. Local people honor the Huangpu River as Mother River, and as you view the lights and spectacle from the deck of your evening cruise, you will understand why.
||Yuyuan Garden and Chenghuang Temple
Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai, China. Yuyuan literally translated means Happy Garden. It has a total area of about two hectares (five acres) and more than 40 attractions The inner and outer gardens were both built in the Ming Dynasty classical style, with numerous rock and tree garden areas, ponds, dragon-lined walls and numerous doorways and zigzagging bridges separating the various garden areas and pavilions. Don’t miss the Exquisite Jade Rock, The true treasure of Yuyuan Garden, Located across from Yuhua Hall, it is one of the three famous rocks in the southern region of the Yangtze River.
||Xitang ancient town
Xitang is only 90km away from Shanghai. It is a small, mysterious and typical water township in southern China with over a thousand years of history. There are nine rivers twine through the township, and over one hundred ancient bridges connect the whole township. Evening and early morning in Xintang are the most beautiful moments, they are comely, unadorned and natural so you’d better stay one night in Xitang. Especially in the drizzling and misty days, the entire township is smothered in mist, which will bring you a sense of mystery. The sunset, the small boats, the clear water, the riverside lights in the evening and the water alleys, all of these bring you to an earthly paradise.
||Food and nightlife
Shanghai has become a paradise for both shoppers and diners. Shanghai is studded with restaurants from time-honored eateries to a vast assortment of restaurants serving French, Italian and Japanese cuisine. Famous dishes from every major school of Chinese cooking are served at old villa restaurants. Where to relax after a busy day or a week? Teahouses, bars, pubs, spas and golf resorts await you.
Shanghai has been called the Paris of the east, now they’re saying it’s China’s, New York. But it should be unique. Shanghai is one of the world’s greatest cities with an entertainment scene to match. Shanghai has always had a healthy cultural scene, with cinemas showing foreign and Chinese films, and theatres featuring opera, dance, drama, acrobatics and puppets. Nightclubs and bars are always booming, with joints opening and closing faster than night can turn into day. Barflies now have a choice of everything from glamorous art deco lounges to the seediest watering hole; live rock and jazz can be heard into the wee hours and the dance club scene now employs DJs, foreign and local, to keep the younger set raving.
Shanghai has been famed as “the shopping paradise” and “the oriental Paris’ in history. visitors come to Shanghai with the purpose of appreciating the beautiful urban scenery, as well as shopping in its various kinds of shops and stores. Nanjing road, China’s No.1 commercial street is a must for all visitors; Huaihai road, an elegant and cultural commercial street, attracts thousands of young people who search for the latest fashion; and Sichuan road, a popular commercial street, is especially favored by the working classes. In addition, the modern xujiahui commercial town, the traditional Yu yuan bazaar, the ever bright city near the exit of the Shanghai railroad station are all prime locations for avid shoppers. special shopping streets and markets are also found in Shanghai, such as the cultural street Fuzhou road, where bookstores are closely lined one after. Shanghai is also famous for its great variety of local special products and artistic handicrafts.
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4 Days Shanghai Tour
Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will meet your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Touring program starts from the next day.
Visit Yu Garden And Chenghuang Temple, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanjing Road, Shanghai Xintiandi
Take a tour at Xitang, The Bund, Tianzifang Characteristic Artsy area, Former French Concession, do Shopping, and Huangpu River night cruise
At leisure before transfer to the airport for your flight.
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- Private car transfer
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Shanghai Extension Tours
Hangzhou – about 1 hour by express train
Suzhou – about half an hour by express train
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