pick up, and then transfer to your hotel
One day city tour in Shanghai, visit the Bund, YuyuanGarden, Nanjing Road and ShanghaiMuseum.
Airport/Railway Station, depart Shanghai
Anting Hotel (XuJiaHui)
season – Apr, May, Sep, Oct
even the Oriental Pearl TV Tower was visible -- its futuristic steel globes (and
bright pink trim) lost in the mist off the HuangpuRiver. We could make out some of the
columns of the colonial buildings along the Bund, the riverfront promenade,
and here and there an imperial dragon raised its ghostly head. But most of
the glass and steel of modern Shanghai disappeared into the clouds. It
somehow seemed like a fitting introduction, for the new Shanghai, like the new China, is still a mystery. Will it
truly be the city of the future?
sun came out, we could see that it moves like the future. It's a
vibrant, energetic, changing metropolis, not the languid, romantic city of
art-deco and opium-den lore. It is a city of the mobile phone, the internet
cafe, the museum with the state-of-the-art audio device (as good, or better,
than ones you'd find in New York or London). For every shop that sells jade
ornaments there's a shop that sells knits that women could wear to the office
in Chicago -- Shanghai's residents wear them to the
office, too. As in so many Chinese cities, you'll find residents practicing
tai chi in the parks, but their focus seems more intense in Shanghai, perhaps because of the bustle
and clamor around them. Modernism and traditionalism, communism and
capitalism -- all seem to be living comfortably side by side. How it comes
together may be a mystery for now, but it's one of the most dazzling the
Chinese have come up with.
·YuyuanGarden is situated at the south
district of Shanghai. It was constructed during the reign of Jiajing of the Ming Dynasty (1577), by a highly ranked
official to please his parents. Over the centuries, the Garden fell into
disarray. In 1956, the Shanghai Government restored it and it was reopened
to the public in 1961. The Garden is typical of Suzhou style and is famed as " a wonder of beauty in south-east China". Integrating the
gardening are of the Ming and Qing Dynasties with
cambers and halls, beautiful rockery, luxuriant trees and plants, it is
featured by exquisite layout, beautiful scenery and the artistic
architecture. The total area is more than 20,000 square meters.
There are totally 30 scenic
spots scattered in the garden. Five Dragon Wall subdivides them into six parts: Grand Rockery, Flower Pavilion,
Hall of Heralding Spring, Hall of Jade Magnificence, InnerGarden, and Lotus Pool. The Garden
appears larger than it is because it is designed to move you from vista to
vista. Notable elements include a exquisite and ingenuous Jade, which is
one of the three most well-known stones in south China with the
characteristics of wrinkle, thinness, sliminess, filter and transparency,
and an one-tenth hectare tiny inner garden with all the completion of
rockery, ponds, halls, chambers, pavilions and terraces, crenellated walls
and corridors, clearly arranged and proportionately laid out.
Yuyuan Market found beside the Garden
is a bazaar of stores that sell traditional Chinese arts, crafts and
souvenirs. The stores sell a mish-mash of items including chopsticks,
Chinese medicine, walking stick, fans silk umbrellas, bamboo and rattan
furniture, goldfish, pottery, plus much more. Food is also a great
temptation in Yuyuan Market with local delicacies
such as steamed bun, pigeon egg dumplings and spicy cold noodles from the
street stalls or numerous restaurants.
·Flanked on both sides by famed shopping centers, department
stores, specialty stores, exotic restaurants and cultural and recreational
facilities, the 5-km-long Nanjing Road is the most sophisticated
shopping and tourist complex in Shanghai. Every day it is thronged by
more than 1 million visitors.
The Bund (Wai Tan)
·The picturesque Bund, extending for 1.5 km on the shore of the HuangpuRiver, is an emblem of Shanghai. A total of 52 tall buildings
of various heights tower over the river along the western side of the Bund,
looking like a museum of modem world architecture. The wide riverfront
promenade along the eastern side of the Bund provides a captivating view of
Shanghai. When lights are turned on
between and , the Bund has the best
nocturnal scene to offer.