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  • Shanghai and its 21st century skyline - a fantastic photo opportunity on China tours.
  • A street scene of Shanghai
  • Modern high speed trains
  • European style buildings on the world famous Bund
  • Yu Yuan Garden

Shanghai is the country's most industrious and glamorous city on China tours. Rated as having the highest population in the country, this growing metropolis is a fascinating blend of cultures - old and new, as well as eastern and western. It is the most influential city in Eastern China economically, culturally, and technologically, and now boasts the world’s largest container trading port.

Shanghai doesn’t have a downtown core but rather urban centres which are scattered in various districts. The Huangpu River which is a tributary to the Yangtze River is the dividing line between Shanghai’s two major districts.

East of the Huangpu River is Pudong. Formerly an agricultural area, this rapidly-developing district is now the financial and economic hub of China. It features beautifully designed skyscrapers such as the Jin Mao building and World Financial Centre, as well as the landmark Pearl Tower.

Across Pudong on the west side of Huangpu River, is Puxi. Considered Shanghai’s cultural, residential, and commercial centre, Puxi is made up of smaller districts.

The Bund, located on the west bank of the river, is lined with colonial-era buildings and features Nanjing Road, a shopper’s paradise in China tour packages.

Visit Yu Yuan Garden in the Old City district. Once known as Shanghai’s most prestigious, this Suzhou-style garden was conceived during the Ming Dynasty. Its location provides ideal contrasting views of both ancient and modern architecture. To see other intricate, ornamental Chinese gardens, a day trip to Suzhou on China travel is highly recommended.

From bustling restaurants, busy shoppers, and vibrant nightlife, to finding serenity in nearby gardens and temples, Shanghai has something for everyone on tours to China!


Shanghai's Major Tourism Spots

The Bund

Stretching about 1.6 km along the Huangpu River, once known as the Wall Street of Asia, China's most famous waterfront is lined with 1930's-era buildings. One of the most elegant and famous of these is the Peace Hotel, recently remodelled. It towers over the harbour and offers wonderful views. The waterfront park along the Bund is a popular meeting place for Chinese and foreign visitors, as well as occasional performers. Early morning visitors will see young and old practicing Tai Chi, martial arts, and ballroom dancing. Side streets in the area have charming 20s and 30s-style shops and restaurants.

Nanjing Road
The ultimate shoppers' Mecca and Shanghai's "Fifth Avenue" offers China's greatest variety of retail stores, restaurants, sweets shops, gift boutiques, and cozy nightclubs.

Temple of the Jade Buddha
Two of China's most famous jade Buddhas are housed within these temple walls. Each figure is carved from a single piece of white jade, with one carved in a rarely found reclining position.

The Old Town
It is easy to lose yourself in the narrow, winding alleys of Shanghai's Old Town. Stroll through the local bazaar and shop for traditional handicrafts, crossover the pond for lunch and tea in Huxinting Teahouse and then rest in the Garden of the Purple Clouds of Autumn and enjoy its classical Chinese landscaping.

Yu Yuan Gardens
This 16th century garden is a maze of colourful pavilions, ponds, stone dragons, arching trees and flowers, surrounding the instantly recognizable zigzag bridge. It is one of China's finest examples of Ming Dynasty gardens and architecture to be experienced on a China vacation.



China and Tibet Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to a China vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of China, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about China's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering China for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our China tours today!


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