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Shanghai / China

World Financial Tower-Shanghai
French Concession
Bamboo Forest of Anji


72 Hours In Shanghai Tour

Day 1 in Shanghai

Pick up from your hotel and start the city tour to the Huangpu River is Puxi and on the other side of Pudong.  Puxi is in the west and Pudong in the east.  The most striking from the modern urban landscape is the Lujiazui area , in Pudong ,where the most symbolic of buildings are located.  Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Jin Mao Tower, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Shanghai Tower.   Visit the Tourism Tunnel, an underground tunnel with a light and sound show that is worth visiting.  Oriental Pearl Tower : it is 468 meters high and it was the highest structure in the city between 1994 and 2007. It is a radio and TV transmission antenna with fifteen observation platforms, among which the space capsule stands out at 350 meters.  It has a revolving restaurant, between the two spheres, and a great view of the city.  Head to the World Financial Center : it is the eighth tallest building in the world and has 492 meters. This is the most classic postcard of Shanghai and a complete transformation of the 80s when this area was barely developed.  The observatory has a glass floor and windows that offer 360º views.  See from outside the Jin Mao Tower : here everything revolves around the number of luck, the 8, because in Mandarin Chinese the eight sounds like the word “prosperity”. 88 floors and a jazz bar.  Tunnel Waitan : it is the tourist tunnel of 647 meters high that passes under the Huangpu River connecting the Bund with Lujiazui. A striking and bizarre site.   Drop off at your hotel.  Overnight at the hotel close to the Huangpu River

Day 2 (B) Shanghai

It is the day to walk through the Bund , an area with a lot of history. The landscape has buildings of the early twentieth century , on the banks of the river.  Here you can see both  the 20th and the 21st century in the same panoramic view, because Luhiazu’s profile is there, on the other side, if the weather is good or there is not much pollution.  Enjoy a walk around here or enjoy a nice cup coffee to take in the view of this historic area.  Continue to the Yuyuan Gardens .  The gardens were created in the late sixteenth century and occupy 20 thousand hectares.  Depending on the time of year, and opens between 8:30 am and 4:45 pm.  Continue to West Nanjing Road to visit the Jing’an Temple , originally from the 3rd century but rebuilt and very beautiful, located between skyscrapers.  Visit The tree lined boulevards of the elegant French Concession (started in 1849 until 1943)are home to cozy live-music venues and boutique wine bars. The Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum nearby has ceramics, wood carvings and embroidery on display, while Fuxing Park is a popular tai chi spot. , find a charming restaurant and see those contrasts between east and west.   Finally visit the Shanghai Museum a collection of ancient artifacts and considered a modern world class museum. The museum was founded in 1952 and was first open to the public in the former Shanghai Racecourse club house.  Return to your hotel.  For those you enjoy the colorful hustle and bustle of the night life then head to Nanjing Road for the night scene.  O/N hotel

Day 3 in Shanghai

If you have enough of the high-rises want to work off the delicious Chinese cuisine you had last night then then it’s time to put on your walking shoes and go further away from the center to the Bamboo Forest of Anji , which is an enjoyable experience by train also where the family Bruce Lee movie was filmed “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” , and there is also the Chongming Island Nature Reserve.  Enjoy a half tuk-tuk ride to reach the forest. There are some restaurants at the entrance and you can enjoy bamboo cuisine.  Inside you can get lost in beautiful landscapes and you can even climb a roller coaster for  to fly among the little trees.  Return to Shanghai by car drop off at your hotel.