At the Yuyuan Gardens and Bazaar, the kids will enjoy buying trinkets, eating dumplings, and strolling in the Old Town atmosphere.
The Yu Yuan Gardens is a typical example of a classic Chinese garden with the basic four elements of a traditional Chinese garden: rocks, water, plants, and architecture. What the kids enjoyed the most though was haggling in the bazaar area after we were done strolling through the garden.
Some great views of Shanghai from the top sphere of Asia's tallest TV Tower. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the everchanging modern Shanghai skyline.
And from the water, the views are no less spectacular. A Huangpu River Cruise is probably the best place to witness the pulse and dynamism of Shanghai. During the day, you can see the activity bustling from the docks on a permanent "rush hour".
There's lots of riverfront activity for sure. Freighters cruise along barges, junks and sampans. We made the evening trip, with the added bonus of the city lights as backdrop.
An easy day trip to explore the contrast of the little picturesque towns just a short drive from the skyscrapers of Shanghai.
Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town in the western side of Shanghai. Chinese traditional water towns are notorious for their very old houses lined up along canals and the bridges criss-crossing them.
The Shanghai Maglev is the fastest train in the world in commercial operation. We rode this magnetically levitated marvel on our way to Shanghai's Pudong Airport... it took less than eight minutes!
And don't miss the chance of seeing one of the most spectacular Acrobatics Shows here in Shanghai, ERA Intersections of Time is full of fabulous acts and stunts that will astound you.
Check out these Shanghai Maps which will show you these places locations and help you plan accordingly.
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And if you're really pressed for time and want to do it all, check out these Shanghai One Day Tours and Activities that can be pre-arranged before your arrival in Shanghai.
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