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Escorted Tour - Shanghai Overview

Dynamic by nature and necessity, Shanghai is proof that the world's most populous city can be livable and loveable. Merchants and tycoons once sought their fortune here and it still has a whiff of opportunism and decadence. Pudong's cloud-piercing skyscrapers and the flashy malls of Nanjing Lu show where China is swiftly headed in the 21st century. But while Shanghai's sights are certainly fixed on the future, you'll still find the glamour of the past along the Art Deco Bund and French Concession's colonial boulevards.

Renowned Shanghai Tourist Attractions
Huangpu River Cruise


The Huangpu River (Huangpu Jiang) is the city's shipping artery both to the East China Sea and to the mouth of the Yangzi River, which the Huangpu joins 29km (18 miles) north of downtown Shanghai. It has also become a demarcating line between two Shanghais, east and west, past and future. On its western shore, the colonial landmarks of the Bund serve as a reminder of Shanghai's 19th-century struggle to reclaim a waterfront from the bogs of this river (which originates in nearby Dianshan Hu or Lake Dianshan); on the eastern shore, the steel-and-glass skyscrapers of the Pudong New Area point to a burgeoning financial empire of the future.

The Huangpu's wharves are the most fascinating in China. The port handles the cargo coming out of the interior from Nanjing, Wuhan, and other Yangzi River ports, including Chongqing, 2,415km (1,500 miles) deep into Sichuan Province. From Shanghai, which produces plenty of industrial and commercial products in its own right, as much as a third of China's trade with the rest of the world is conducted each year. A boat ride on the Huangpu is highly recommended: Not only does it provide unrivaled postcard views of Shanghai past and future, but it will also afford you a closer look at this dynamic waterway that makes Shanghai flow.

Yuyuan Garden&The Bund


Located in the downtown of Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden is a private garden of the Ming Dynasty. You can experience exquisite traditional Chinese garden, and enjoy tasty local snacks such as Xiaolongbao and cakes there. The Yuyuan Garden nearby the Bund is a symbol of Shanghai’s ancient life.

To see dozens of exotic building clusters along the Bund has been popular among travelers. The Bund stands for a modern life in Shanghai. The architectures with different styles were built in different periods such as the Bank of China, Peace Hotel, China Customs and HSBC buildings. You should not miss the night of the Bund which is one of the highlights in China.

Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street


If you want to do some shopping, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street is the first choice in Shanghai. With a length of 1200 meters, it is a popular international shopping paradise. As one of the earliest shopping streets in Shanghai, Nanjing Road has been one of the most bustling shopping streets. Besides, a lot of travelers head to Nanjiang Road because of its local snacks.

Xintiandi


Near the south side of Huaihai Middle Road, Xintiandi is divided into two parts. The north part has old local Shikumens which are the most representative residences in Shanghai, and the south part has modern architectures. You can experience the old Shanghai in 1920s to 1930s in Xintiandi, and enjoy a modern life inside the Shikuments. It is a popular destination loved by travelers from home and abroad.

Recommended Tours:

Shanghai City Highlight Day Tour
Destination: Yu Garden / The Bund / French Concession / Lujiazui / Expo Park / Xintiandi
From the elegant European-style facades of the Bund, the Art Deco villas of the French Concession and Yu Garden, the heart of the city's old town where Chinese and uniquely Shanghainese heritage is on display, to the ultra-modern expanse of Pudong and Lujiazui, this group tour is an exciting exploration of the many contrasts that make Shanghai a truly global metropolis!

Shanghai Evening City Lights & Huangpu River Cruise Tour
Destination: Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street / Huangpu River Cruise / the Bund / Lujiazui Commercial Area
With this evening tour, you will have the chance to enjoy the amazing night lights of Shanghai city. See the first modern commercial street in Shanghai. And if you haven't seen the Bund's colonial facades and the futuristic Pudong skyline from a Huangpu River Cruise, you haven't seen Shanghai. Finally, booming Lujiazui offers the chance to keep the memorable night going!

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