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Indulge yourself in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai where old meets new and east and west collide offering the country’s best shopping, dining and entertainment.
Shanghai's beginning was humble. As a small fishing village on the banks of the Huangpu River, Shanghai was not a player on the Chinese political stage, nor was it an economic forerunner. With foreign intervention during the Opium Wars, Shanghai was named a treaty port and from there on, Shanghai grew into a financial and economic superpower.
In the early 20th century, Shanghai was the hot spot in China for international traders and expats, becoming a place of indulgence for the foreign and domestic visitor. After a period of stagnation during the rule of Mao Zedong, Shanghai again confirmed its place as the economic hub of China, as well as a city that is both culturally and ideologically open to the rest of the world.
Today, Shanghai is one of the most dynamic and cutting edge cities in the world. But it is definitely a city of two halves. The Old quarter is best explored with a walk along the colonial Bund, a stroll through the Old Town and a visit to the harmoniously designed Yu Garden. On the other side of the river you’ll find a taste of the new, with towering and futuristic buildings of the modern Pudong district, boasting some of the tallest buildings in the world. Here you’ll also find some of the best shopping and dining experiences in China.
A city of contrast, Shanghai is a must-see destination; a world away from the rest of China, yet a city that upholds everything China stands for.
No trip to Shanghai would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.
One of Shanghai's many busy highways, always full of trading ships, tourist boats and traditional sampans.
One of China's most esteemed and acclaimed museums housing comprehensive collection.
A beautiful strand of colonial-style Art Deco buildings that once housed the great banks and trading houses.
Shanghai's suburbs are dotted with tranquil water towns. Set along the canals that were once used to carry goods all over imperial China.
A prime example of a classical Chinese garden in the heart of downtown Shanghai.
Shanghai offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?
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