Shanghai Old StreetWith a length of 825 meters, its eastern section extends to Renmin Road and western section to Henan Road. The unique geographical location and special landscapes along the street make it highly boast for its business value. The architectural style and layout from east to west display the evolvement of the historical culture in Shanghai from Yangtze River cruises late Ming Dynasty to the early Republic up to the Western culture. All business along the street features the traditional character and fold culture.
The street is divided into two sections: Eastern section and Western Section. By decoration and alteration, the eastern section keeps the features of residence between the late Qing Dynasty and early Republic with checked windows, shop front of wooden boards, balustrades and swing doors, roofs qualified with upturned eaves and China business travel protruding corners, laced drain-pipes and horse-shape wall tops. It gathers a variety of shops such as florists, shoe and clothing retailers, noodle restaurant and specialty dealers selling Chinese tea and snacks. The house in western section is the copy of the Ming and Qing Dynasty giving prominence to the folk custom of old residence in Shanghai with black tiles and white-washed walls, red columns and upturned eaves.
The street recurs many hundred-year old stores including Tonghanchun, Laotongsheng, W uliangcai, Wanyouquan, Qiutianbao, Teahouse of Old Shanghai, Deshun Western Food Restaurant, Chunfeng Deyi Restaurant, Xishi Bean Curd House, Dingniangzi Cloth Store, Rongshun Restaurant, Baoyintang, etc. The newly-opened Danfeng Teahouse, Clinic of Renowned Traditional Chinese medical doctors as well as Shanghai tours others of traditional characteristics make a panorama of all trades and business in Shanghai. Shanghai Old Street is an ideal place to experience the taste of the Old Shanghai. It is the best place to bring you back to old Shanghai of the early period of 20 century.
The Guyi Garden comprises a number of tourist attractions, such as Yiye Hall, Frolicking Goose Pond, Pine and Crane Garden, Green and Clear Garden, Mandarin Duck Lake and Nanxiang Wall, in addition to the architectural structures of the Ming Dynasty, antithetical couplets, poems and pebble paths, which represent the ancient, unsophisticated, elegant and fine style, hence a saying: "Suzhou has the best gardens in the country, and Shanghai is proud of Guyi Garden in Nanxiang."The beautiful pebble Yangtze River cruises paths, poems, antithetical couplets and the ancient architectural style represent the fine, elegant and ancient style that was typically found in the gardens of the past eras.
This popular classic Guyi Park is laid out surrounding the Frolicking Goose Pond surrounding which are various streams, winding paths, pavilions, terraces and chambers. The garden is also home to two Ynxiang Pagodas that can be traced back to 1400 years in the past. These are the oldest pagodas in the city and are Shanghai tours highly popular.
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Shanghai enjoys a good reputation in Chinese gourmet circles, and numerous restaurants have sprung up here specializing in almost all of China’s regional cuisines, like Beijing cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, Cantonese cuisine, Suzhou Cuisine as well as Shanghai local dishes. In addition, even more exotic flavors from all over the world are available here, and one could say that all kinds of Yangtze River cruises fast food in China first appear in Shanghai. Here the highly recommended restaurants are 1221 Restaurant, New Bund Restaurant, Taihu Boat Cuisine as well as Shanghai Classical Hotel, etc.
Pear candy has been around for over 2,300 years, since the Tang Dynasty. The Prime Minister Weizhen's mother got sick, and was afraid to take medicine. Her son did not know what to do. One of the emperor's doctors decided to help. He took herbal medicine and condensed it. He then mixed it with pear juice and sugar. This mixture being sweet and delicious made it easy for the mother to take. From then on, the doctor used this technique to cure people of their chills or cough. It was used exclusively by the Shanghai tours Imperial household for over one hundred years until the technique leaked out to the general public. This medicine is still being produced, and because it is so delicious, it is called candy. The ingredients in Pear Candy have remained relatively unchanged for over 2,000 years. The candy today is still used to relieve cough and asthma, act as expectorant and work up people's appetites. The Shanghai Pear Candy Store is the exclusive retailer for Pear Candy. It is located in the Yu Garden Shopping Center.
For traditional Shanghai cuisine, visitors are recommended to visit the Maylinge Restaurant, the Zun Pin Shao Cai Gong Fang Restaurant (near Jing An Temple), and the Paul Restaurant. Their most popular dishes are: Braised Yellow Croaker with Potherb Mustard, Pork Chop with Sour Plum and Puree of Lima-beans. In these restaurants, visitors can experience Shanghai tour real Shanghai local dishes.
Vegetarian Stuffed Buns
Vegetarian Stuffed BunThe vegetarian stuffed bun is the specialty of certain the Yu Garden and Old City God's Temple area snack restaurants. The bun itself is a light white bread. It is stuffed with finely chopped green vegetables, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and marinated bean curd with sesame oil and sugar as the condiments. It's quite appetizing in color, aroma Yangtze River cruises and taste. You can find these in other parts of China, but the Shanghai has its own variety. Enjoy!
With the shape of a pigeon egg, this dumpling weighs about one tenth of a liang (5 grams). It is made of glutinous-rice paste with a filling of a mixture of sugar, osmanthus, and mint, and is eaten in the summer months. It is soft and fine, and tastes sweet and flowery-flavored.This delicacy is served exclusively at the Shangri-la tour Osmanthus Hall opposite the Zigzag Bridge at the Yu Yuan Bazaar.
Dumplings Coated in Mashed Beans
Mashed red beans are used as covering of this dumpling delicacy. Its filling may be pork, red beans, or sesame seeds. It is delicious and refreshing, and is easy to carry if home consumption is desired. You will find this Shanghai tours delicacy among the most famous dumplings served at Qiaojiashan Snack House at the corner of Xiangyang and Yongjia roads.
The second path through the complex begins at the south end with the Study (Xue) Gate, through which only scholars who had passed the national examination could traditionally pass. This is followed by the Yangtze River cruises Etiquette (Yi) Gate, which traditionally required proper clothing in order to pass through.
On the north side of the Yi Gate, visitors pass the Listening to Rain Hall on the right, then approach the large Ming Lun Hall in the center of the complex. Originally a lecture hall, this is now used as a museum of root carvings. The study path terminates at the northern end with the Zun Jing Pavilion, originally a library Shanghai tour containing volumes of the Confucian Classics. It now houses a museum of Ling Bi stones from Anhui Province.
The path on the east side of the compound does not have its own gate. It begins at the south with the three-story Kui Xing Pagoda, the oldest structure at Wen Miao Temple (1730; restored 1855). An attractive hexagonal structure rising 66 feet (20 m) high, the pagoda is set within a small garden. North of this is a reflecting pool with Ling Bi stones, behind which is educational tours in China Ruxue Shu, a former classroom for Confucian studies that now houses a museum of over 400 teapots. Ceremonies are held here each year on Confucius' birthday, September 28.
Sheshan National Forest Park
It is rated as one of the first AAAA tourism sites by the National Tourism Administration. It has four tourism sites: East Sheshan Park, West Sheshan Park, Tianmashan (Heaven Horse Mountain) Park, and Yangtze River cruises Xiaokunshan Park.
East Sheshan Park
Animals and plants abound here. There are wild sika deer, pangolin scales and about 100 kinds of birds. Besides, there are about 2,000 types of plants such as cinnamomum camphoras and moso bamboos.The main attractions here are the Bird Center, the Butterfly Garden, the Plant Fossil Forest and the Wonder Stone Cave. There is also a funicular Shanghai tour package for entertainment, which is called 'Sledge on Mock Skiing Land'. There is also a 22.4-meter-high (about 73 feet) tower on the south peak which is a wonderful place for tea drinking and sightseeing.
West Sheshan Park
There are also many attractions on the West Sheshan Mountain. The Church of Our Lady of Sheshan is the biggest church in Southeast Asia as well as the landmark architecture of Sheshan Mountain. The Sheshan Observatory is one of the earliest and largest observatories in China. The Astronomy Museum is a National Science Education Base. The Seismographic Station is one of China tour the earliest institutes for earthquake research. The tower on the hillside is also one of the famous historic monuments of Sheshan Mountain. The newly built Bamboo Park is a place for entertainment, extreme sports and body building.
Performance Name Time Content Animals welcome 8:30-9:30 Monkey walking a tightrope, Qunhou juggling, wrestling a bear Sea lion show 10:00,15:15 Drink the water jump, water ballet, inverted Shanghai tour package head the ball Greyhound racing performance in Happy Valley 14:15 Running dog Greyhound racing performance in Happy Valley Large Square Performing Arts Beasts Mountain Arena Welcome beasts, peacock, Western Qingqi, the Silk Road Camel, heroic cheetah, lion dog Wife, elephants performed.
Note: Animals welcome weekends only; temperatures above 35 degrees and the match was canceled Gree dogs, the other as usual.
South Africa Wildlife: October 6, 1998, after China and South Africa established diplomatic relations, the Shanghai Wild Animal Park welcomed a group of special guests - South African wildlife. 9 150 of these animals arrived in Shanghai, China, plane ride, including Shanghai tours the 34 giraffe, there are other white rhino, eland, white oryx, springbok, blue wildebeest, black wildebeest and lions in South Africa and so on.
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We visited the zoo on the quietest day, the day after the moon festival holiday, so from a non crowded visit it was relaxing, interesting and loved riding the elephant and cuddling the baby chimp and other monkey there, the show was really good, we loved the bears that walked on there back feet. Make sure you take yourself some lunch. The lemur island was very special we found Yangtze River cruises a group of babies and had so much fun with them feeding them some seeds we got from the hotel where we were staying. The day we went they didnt feed the tigers live chickens but still awesome having them come up and being feed centimetres from your face. You can hire a bike but it was easy to walk around, we spent all day there and would recommend to any age group.
We have been going to the wild animal park for more than 9 years now.When we first went, it was very exciting as we rented a small bus to take us through the gates. My wife bought several live over Shanghai travel guide priced chickens so she could feed the lions and tigers. The bus had no safety and the animals almost came through the doors and windows. We shocked many customers and co-workers as they sat petrified. Now they have buses with large steel bars on the windows, seats in the middle and a special chute for feeding the wild animals. The large bars for safety make it rather difficult to get any good action photos and the large covered chute blocks out any vantage points for taking photos.
Safety is the concern now and can still be exciting for the first time visitors, but not Shanghai tour package as great as it once was.
The best attraction for kids would probably be Happy Valley, which is a very large amusement park. Happy Valley is divided into seven zones with different themes: "Happy Hour", "Gold Mine Town", "Ants Kingdom", "Typhoon Bay", "Sunshine Beach", "Shanghai Bund", "Sunshine". Each of them offer a lot of entertaining items. Among them there are several roller coasters. And the largest one "Wooden Coaster-Fireball" is quite impressive. In such a large amusement park, most Yangtze River cruises children will easily find many happy hours.
Although Happy Valley is a great place for kids, it is at the rim of Shanghai and far from almost everywhere else in Shanghai. It would take at least an hour to reach Happy Valley from the center of Shanghai. If you don't feel like going so far, there are still several great places where you could take your kids. Shanghai Ocean Aquarium in Lu Jia Zui is Shanghai tours one of the largest aquarium in Asia. With the 14,000 rare creatures of more than 300 kinds, it cerntainly will give your kids several happy hours.
There is another aquarium in Shanghai, which is Aquaria 21 in the west of Shanghai. It is located at the bottom of a small lake in Chang Feng Park. While Aquaria 21 is a little smaller than Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, it has an interesting selection of animals, including almost 200 sharks! There are no large sharks among them, but what's good is that you could actually go down and swim with them. Maybe it is too scary for Shanghai tour young kids. But at least waching so many should be a sight!
“Since the opening of Disneyland in Anaheim nearly 60 years ago, we have sought to establish strong partnerships with businesses that are well-respected leaders in their Yangtze River cruises industries and the communities in which they operate. We are continuing that legacy with this agreement and we are thrilled that our first major alliance partnership for the Shanghai Disney Resort is with such an esteemed partner as ICBC,” said Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
Part of this partnership will include ICBC sponsorship of the “Garden of the Twelve Friends.” This is a part of the Garden of Imagination, an 11 acre area in front of the castle that will include attractions and gardens. This will be Shanghai tours in the center of the park.
“The ‘Garden of the Twelve Friends’ is an excellent example of how we are creating experiences and attractions that are designed with our Chinese guests in mind, and rooted Shanghai tour in Disney characters and storytelling,” Staggs continued.
Located in the southern reaches of Xuhui district, Shanghai botanical gardens is tucked away from the main strips of the city. For those in desperate need of refuge from the noise and bustling Yangtze River cruises pace of Shanghai, the botanical gardens guarantee a spot where visitors can enjoy much needed peace and quiet.
15RMB is the entrance fee to the park, but for 40RMB an "all-access ticket" makes all areas available including the “Tropicanium” conservatory. Situated in the northeast section of the park, this giant greenhouse is an authentic taste of the tropics, complete with mosquitoes! The greenhouse’s interior is so warm that a rather impromptu and Shanghai tour package rapid stripping off of clothing often takes place just inside the entrance, much to the amusement of the Chinese staff. For true tranquility, find Penjing Garden which offers a place to perch, to reflect, or to snooze whilst enjoying the Bonsai trees.
Price: Restricted admission costs 15 RMB or about 2.40 USD. Admission to see whole garden including the Bonsai Garden and other a few other special sections costs 40 RMB or more than 6 USD. Entry to the Bonsai Garden costs about 7 RMB or a little more than a dollar USD. Students may get an 8% discount ticket; and a tour group of over 30 persons get an 8% discount Shanghai tour too. Entering the main gate is free for people who are older than 70, and they get a discount for entering other areas.
As the only ancient town forming part of greater Shanghai, with a history spanning over one thousand years, Qibao is more than just a living fossil of ancient Chinese conurbation and urban planning. The town was built in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126) and grew into a prosperous business center during Ming (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911). Qibao is Yangtze River cruises the Chinese for 'seven treasures' and there are two popular theories about its derivation. The more reliable one says that the name originates from the Qibao Temple, famed for its good reputation. It was this that contributed to the growth of business and culture of the previously unknown town.
The other theory seems more popular among the local people who tell folk tales about seven treasures. These were an iron Buddha made in Ming Dynasty, a bronze bell also dating from the Ming Dynasty but said to have mysteriously appeared from nowhere, a Gold Script Lotus Sutra written by an imperial concubine of the 10th century, a one-thousand-year-old China business travel Chinese catalpa tree, a jade axe, a gold cockerel and a pair of jade chopsticks. Actually of these seven treasures, the existence of only first four can be verified while only the Scripture and the bell have survived to this day.
As the only ancient town forming part of greater Shanghai, with a history spanning over one thousand years, Qibao is more than just a living fossil of ancient Chinese conurbation and urban planning. The town was built in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126) and grew into a prosperous business center during Ming (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911). Qibao is the Yangtze River cruises Chinese for 'seven treasures' and there are two popular theories about its derivation. The more reliable one says that the name originates from the Qibao Temple, famed for its good reputation. It was this that contributed to the growth of business and culture of the previously unknown town.
The old street in the heart of the tiny town is the epitome of old Shanghai. The street has been restored to its original look which is consisted of two sections, southern and western Shangri-la adventure lesser streets. The southern part filled with traditional restaurants serving various tasty snacks is a paradise for gourmets (měi shí jiā 美食家). Old shops selling art crafts, antiques and calligraphy (shū fǎ 书法) works occupy the western part. In this part visitors will find the Qibao Pharmaceutical stores (yào diàn 药店), a-thousand-year-old shop, some fine tea houses, and Shadow Play Opera theaters. The small town is a good place to explore Shanghai's grand past. When traveling there, watch out for the authentic flavors.
Qibao Shadow Play (pí yǐng xì 皮影戏)
Qibao Shadow Play Shadow Plays were once a feature of Shanghai culture but it was a man named Mao Gengyu from Qibao Town who first introduced this art to Shanghai area. The Qibao Shadow Play performs mainly entertainments based on widely-known historical events with the local dialect, thus giving the shows a truly local character. The plays are performed using colorful drawings and business travel to China expressive music to illustrate the emotions of the characters.
A temple in the most unexpected of locations. You have to pay to enter, and surprisingly, once you are inside the temple walls it does seem to become quieter and more relaxing. The temple itself has really interesting architecture. It is also a working temple where prayers and offerings are made. There is a penny wish tower in the middle of the Yangtze River cruises temple square. Take your tin hat as much fun is had doing penny toss.
Very surprising location for such a temple: in the middle of the skyscrapers. Nice for a calm moment and away from the rush of the city. Unfortunately there was quite some construction work going on when i was there, limiting what ine could see.Anyhow a worthwhile visit and not too expensive with 30￥ per person.This active Buddhist temple is worth a visit. I was impressed with the beauty of the temple. It is located in central Shanghai and very easy to get there. Jiang'an Temple is a Shanghai tour package must see and I highly recommend a visit to it.
This is a beautiful temple surrounded by towering buildings, billboards, and Jing'an Park. I couldn't stop taking pictures of the architecture, especially against the very blue skies (as mentioned by another reviewer). I originally planned to take a quick 30 minute walk, but ended up staying over an hour taking in the great energy. Went early morning on a weekday, so it was not crazy busy. The entrance fee was 30 RMB. Inside you had the Pagoda and access to the bell towers and a couple halls. There is limited access to many areas, including those occupied by the monks. You will also see Buddhists come and pray. I sat down for a good 20 minutes, just taking in the experience. Very calm, which is amazing as its walking distance from a busy interaction and the high end shops on Nanjing Lu. If you are in the area and have a couple minutes to spare, hop over to the Jing'an Park (small, but enjoyed watching the elderly dance and play with their grandchildren). Overall, I loved China tour the experience.
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The name of the bridge, Lupu, is an abbreviation of the two districts of Shanghai which it links, one of which is now defunct. The north bank of the river used to be administered by Luwan District, which is now part of Huangpu District. The south bank of the river is administered by Pudong New Area. This follows the naming convention of the three earlier bridges business travel to China across the Huangpu River, namely the Nanpu (Nanshi-Pudong), Yangpu (Yangpu-Pudong), and Xupu (Xuhui-Pudong) Bridges.
The Lupu Bridge is a through arch bridge over the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China, connecting the city's Luwan and Pudong districts. It is the world's second longest steel arch bridge, after the Chaotianmen Bridge in Chongqing. The bridge, which cost 2.5 billion yuan (US$302 million), has a total length of 3,900 m (12,795 ft) and opened on June China tours 28, 2003. Its main span of 550 metres (1,804 ft) over the Huangpu River is 32 metres (105 ft) longer than the previous record holder for the longest arch bridge, the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia. It is located adjacent to the former Expo 2010 site and served as the centrepiece of the world exposition in Shanghai.
On the north side of the square, another museum awaits: the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art. Its sleek contemporary design creates a fine contrast with a lily pond flanked by paths and shady Shanghai tour package pavilions. To its northeast is the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, where optimistic projections of boundless—yet carefully managed and controlled—growth take the form of an enormous scale model of future Shanghai and a 360-degree computer-generated city starring a manic animated flying pixie guide.
On the southern side, the Shanghai Museum houses a quality collection of artifacts, from ancient jades to classical calligraphy and paintings in a building loosely designed on the model of a bronze-age cooking vessel.Regardless, after a few hours wandering on the square, you can discuss urban planning, contemporary art, Chinese park etiquette or whatever else suits your fancy over a bite of food and a drink at great indoor-outdoor restaurants like Kathleen's 5 and Barbarossa or, if you're on a budget, at one of the cheap food stalls China tour lining the east and northwest edges of the square.
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