After enjoying the crazy yet wonderful sites of Shanghai’s city centre, day 2 sees you stepping outside the bustle of the city centre and exploring the more tranquil sites Shanghai has to offer.
Day 2: Shanghai. Step Outside the City
Zhujiajiao – Water Town (morning/afternoon)
A well-known ancient water town, Zhujiajiao is a great way to get a feeling for country China without having to venture too far outside the city. Full of bridges, alley ways and market style shops it is easy to spend a couple hours here, especially if you choose have lunch here -which I would recommend. A must do is to take a boat ride through the water town. This will set you back CNY 30-80 depending on how many places you wish to see.
Yu Garden (afternoon)
A famous classical garden located in the heart of Shanghai, this gorgeous garden is full of unique pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters. It is a busy garden, so you will be rubbing shoulders with many people, but as it dates back to the Ming Dynasty it is a great place to enjoy some beauty in the bustling city. Entry to the garden will cost you ¥30-40 depending on what time of you year you visit.
French Concession – Go for a walk (afternoon)
If you have a little time to spare the French Concession is a great place to go for a walk and see something a little different. This area is full of interesting fusion of Chinese and European architecture. It is very central making it easy to get too and full of little boutiques and various cuisines.
Bund River – Boat ride (night)
A Bund River cruise is the perfect way to end your time in Shanghai. The views, lights and atmosphere is something truly wonderful. There are a variety of companies offering river cruises from a ferry tour that will cost you set you back around CNY 100 per person to a full 2.5 hour night tour -including transport from your hotel and back- will set you back around USD$78.
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