THE MODERN AND COSMOPOLITAN HEART OF CHINA
Shanghai is the beating heart of modern China. Known as the “Paris of the East,” this vibrant city fuses Oriental style with cosmopolitan chic.
Experience the older side of the city on a stroll through the Old Town and Yu Gardens, a well-preserved example of a traditional Chinese garden. Here the feng shui aspects of design are all-important as the water, trees and historic buildings blend in perfect harmony.
Shanghai’s colonial past is elegantly displayed along the picturesque Bund. A walk along the waterfront past historic buildings housing banks, hotels and the customs house offers an intriguing contrast to the opposite viewpoint where modern skyscrapers of the Pudong district dominate the skyline. The balance of old and new is best appreciated on an evening cruise upon the Huangpu River.
Shanghai is undoubtedly the shopping highlight of China with its vast array of clothes, gifts and souvenirs. Concierge personal guides are ready to assist clients with any shopping expedition. Alternatively, travelers may visit the renowned Shanghai Museum which houses over 120,000 historic relics or enjoy a more modern experience with a ride on the super-fast Maglev train which reaches speeds of 268 mph.