Shanghai will incite in you a hundred different emotions. While walking on the International Metropolis’ street, staring up at the skyscrapers, or exploring the local neighborhoods (Shikumen) and shopping around in Yuyuan Bazaar, you are going to experience the rich history of this city. Discover the high life and see how it has changed from a fishing village to China’s commercial center.
Welcome to the magical city of Shanghai. Your tour guide will help you establishafirst impression of Shanghai on the way to your hotel.
All the five attractions you will visit today will be connected by metro. An underground train holdsa mini society. See what local people do while on a train to better understand the local culture. Your first stop is Nanjing Road, the first shopping street in Shanghai. Both fashion and history can be found along this road. The People’s Square, which enjoys a reputation of being the ‘green lung’ of the city, is not far away from Nanjing Road. It is a garden-like square in the center of Shanghai. Continue on to the Shanghai Museum, a huge treasure vault for ancient art and culture. Experts often joke that half of the ancient relics of China are collected in the Shanghai Museum.
In a way, the Yuyuan Garden is also a museum, because the most authentic ancient garden culture is reflected by the pavilions, lakes and courtyards in the garden. Your final destination is the pedestrian street Xintiandi with its remarkable mix of traditional and modern architecture, where you will want to pose for lots of selfies, where you can’t help posing for photos. The buildings and bars in the area will make you feel like you are back in the 1920s.
Zhujiajiao Water Town
Located in the west of Shanghai, the Zhujiajiao Water Town is one hour’s drive from the center of Shanghai. The ferries and canals in the town are iconic objects of the local people’s simple life. Most salesmen in the shops have been serving tourists for 30 years. Lots of tourists buy something in the shops only because they like the salesman. Leave the water town and head to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Like its name, the tower is the pearl in the Pudong Area of Shanghai. Standing on the 258-meter high glass view terrace to see a panoramic view of Shanghai is the most popular tourist activity in the tower.
Today your guide will help you board your train or plane to your next destination. We wish you a happy trip!
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