Luxury Shanghai Tours
Shanghai - 上海, the ancient and mottled Shanghai Gate, tall glasses, coffee bars and the voices from old wax statue create a romantic Shanghai. The old European buildings mixed with modern ones, plus water towns, offer a nice choice of destination.
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Highlights of Shanghai
Trip Length: 2-4 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
As the largest and most prosperous city in China, Shanghai is a great combination of ancient culture and massive modern buildings. During this 3-day tour, you will visit the elaborate traditional Yuyuan Garden, walk along the busy Bund area and take an elevator to the top of the Shanghai World Financial Center to have a bird’s eye view of Shanghai city.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Trip Length: 4-5 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
Wander in Yuyuan Garden and the Bund in the old parts of Shanghai and then explore the new Shanghai by visiting the modern shops of Nanjing Road and the skyscrapers in the surrounding areas. Linger on the old streets like an ancient and go boating in the very charming water town named Xitang. Listen to the voice of the bell from Hanshan Temple and experience a short cruise like an emperor on the manmade Grand Canal in Suzhou.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Introduction to Shanghai
The largest city is China-Shanghai, which lies on the central eastern coast at the beginning of the Yangtze River. With a population of over 20 million, it is the biggest center of finance and commerce in mainland China and the largest cargo port in the world. It is one of the most developed cities in China. Other than its leading role in economic development, it serves as an important center of culture, finance, science, trade, industry, and information in China. It is described as the “Paris of the East”, and one is the one of the busiest hubs of commerce and finance in the Asian Pacific.
The canal that flows through Shanghai meets the lower reaches of the Yangtze River in a region called Huangpu River. It has nurtured the people and the land on both banks for thousands of years. The bank to the west of Hangpu River is called Puxi District, while east of it is Pudong District.
Attractions in Shanghai
The Bund (Wai tan) is the one of the most well-known landmarks that should not be missed when visiting Shanghai. It is considered China’s “Wall Street.” The architectures of the buildings on the Bund are also described as a collective “Exhibition of World Architecture.”It is a busy commercial street during daytime and calm at night. When the lights shimmer at night the buildings at the Bund are like crystal palaces, reflecting a sense of luxury and elegance. The Bund is representative of Shanghai’ status as the fastest-developing city in China.
The Bund (Wai tan) is one of the most well-known landmarks in Shanghai. It is located in the Huangpu District that is at the center of East One Zhongshan Road reaching about 1.5 kilometers. The Bund runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River facing the Pudong District where there are the most modern and highest buildings in China. The Bund usually consists of the buildings along East One Zhongshan Road. East One Zhongshan Road is considered worldwide as China’s “Wall Street.”
Map of Shanghai
Spring (from March to May) and autumn (from September to November) are the best seasons to visit Shanghai. Shanghai has a subtropical maritime climate and is strongly influenced by monsoons. With a favorable climate, the city has four distinctive seasons and abundant rainfall. Shanghai’ hottest months are in July and August. During these two months the scorching heat may last for ten days with an average temperature above 35℃. Around this time you are not advised to undertake outdoor activities because of the excessive heat. The coldest months are January and February. Though it seldom snows during this time you may find it hard to stand in the freezing, cold wind. If you decide to visit then you should be prepared for cold weather conditions. June and July days are often marked by drizzles with a foggy overcast and rain. From August to September typhoons are typically seen in Shanghai accompanied by unexpected storms. If you visit Shanghai during this time make sure that you have an umbrella with you and appropriate shoes.
Intangible Cultural Heritages in Shanghai
Kunqu Opera, also known as Kunshanqiang, nanxi was extended to Kunshan at the turning of Yuan and Ming Dynasty. It is a combination of local music, dance, and language. Kunshan drama evolved in the kunshan region by absorbing advantage of other dramas.
Xi's Garden Restaurant at No.1 Dongping Road
There are many branches of Xi’s Garden Restaurant. The one at No.1 Dongping Road is the head restaurant. As a restaurant with high quality and good fame, it retains the exquisite characteristics of preparing for dishes for customers. The restaurant lies in a traditional garden. It used to be the residence of the president of the Central Bank during the reign of Kuomintang. The food in Xi’s Garden Restaurant features local styles.
Lu Bo Lang Restaurant
Shanghai Lu Bo Lang Restaurant is located in the Old City God Temple near the Yuyuan Garden. Rich in traditional Chinese style, the restaurant has a quiet and graceful environment. It is one of the restaurants denominated as a foreign tourist restaurant. Lu Bo Lang Restaurant features 4 distinguished food series: Shanghai local food, Shanghai snacks, shark fin and crab banquet. They are fresh and beautifully looking. The flavor is light but captivating.
Don’t worry if you are not familiar with local Shanghai food, the staff at the restaurant will guide you through the menu. The restaurant has received heads of state from more than 40 foreign countries, such as President Bill Clinton. Dining there while listening to traditional Chinese music and tasting Chinese tea, you will be very relaxed to enjoy your delicious meal.
Shanghai Home's Restaurant
The Home’s Restaurant in Shanghai is expert in local Shanghai food, especially in cold food, such as smoked pomfret, red jujube in glutinous rice, sliced chicken and so on, all fresh and tasty. It offers you an environment of reminiscence and elegance, with a little bit of western glory. The attentive service, simple decoration, warm atmosphere make you feel like you are at home, not a restaurant.
Best Hotels in Shanghai
The Peninsula Shanghai 5*
Located on the time-honored Bund, the Peninsula Shanghai is the only new building erected on the Bund in the past six decades. You can have a panoramic view of the Bund, Huangpu River, Pudong District and the grand garden sceneries of the British Consulate in the hotel rooms. The furnishing style of the hotel is a representation of the old Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s, when Shanghai was hailed as the Oriental Paris. The hotel has rooms and suites of various types, all of which are raised into the ranks of the most spacious rooms in Shanghai. All of the rooms are furnished with spacious and separate cloakrooms, where there are shoes areas and laundry boxes.
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