1 day tour Classic Shanghai with Pudong Financial Area, Bund, Nanjing Road, French Concession and Yuyuan Garden with the Shanghai Old Streets.
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The Bund – or Waitan – is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area centers on a section of Zhongshan Road within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River in the eastern part of Huangpu District. The area along the river faces the modern skyscrapers of Lujiazui in the Pudong District. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.
The Shanghai French Concession was a foreign concession in Shanghai, China from 1849 until 1943, which progressively expanded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The concession came to an end in 1943 when the Vichy French government signed it over to the pro-Japanese puppet government in Nanking. For much of the 20th century, the area covered by the former French Concession remained the premier residential and retail district of Shanghai, and was also one of the centres of Catholicism in China. Despite re-development over the last few decades, the area retains a distinct character, and is a popular tourist destination.
Pudong is a district of Shanghai located east of the Huangpu River across from the historic city center of Shanghai in Puxi. The name refers to its historic position as “The East Bank” of the Huangpu River, which flows through central Shanghai. The traditional area of Pudong is now home to many of Shanghai’s best-known buildings, such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center, and the Shanghai Tower.
Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai, China. It abuts the Yuyuan Tourist Mart. Yu Garden was first built in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty by Pan Yunduan as a comfort for his father, the minister Pan En, in his old age. A centerpiece is the Exquisite Jade Rock, a porous 3.3-m, 5-ton boulder. Rumours about its origin include the story that it was meant for the imperial palace in Beijing, but was salvaged after the boat sank off Shanghai.
Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world’s busiest shopping streets. The street is named after the city of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province neighbouring Shanghai.
In the morning we start visiting the Pudong Financial Center. You can choose one tower you like to visit: Shanghai Financial Tower, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Tower or Jin Mao Tower. After Pudong we are visiting the Yuyuan Garden and the Shanghai Old Streets.
There are several places in the Shanghai Old Street for having lunch. We can recommend you a lot of small restaurants.
In the afternoon we are visiting the Bund and the Nanjing road before we are going to the french concession.