Where to Visit in China: Complete Guide
Considering a holiday to China but not sure where to start? We guide you through the most important choices to help you decid…
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Shanghai is China's economic powerhouse, but there are also historic districts and traces of European grandeur.
Situated at the Yangtze River Delta, we all know Shanghai as the powerhouse of the Chinese economy. Bold, futuristic and in a continual state of development, it is the country's biggest metropolis, with a collection of skyscrapers in the Pudong district that combine to create one of the world's most recognisable skylines. But in its heyday in the early 20th century, Shanghai was one of the most important trading ports in the world and enjoyed the nickname "Paris of the East", traces of which remain in the French Concession; a charming area of tree-lined streets filled with pretty European-style villas, fashionable boutiques, antique street markets and local cafes. The wonderful Yu Gardens are equally impressive, with a large rockery, magnificent tea house, temple and traditional bazaar and the old buildings of Xintiandi hark back to yesteryear.
On a Shanghai holiday you can also easily reach a number of ancient water towns, as well as the classical Chinese gardens of Suzhou on day trips.
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Gain an in-depth perspective on Shanghai's past and present in the company of our local experts.
Discover the picturesque streets of the historic French Concession, now home to laid-back cafes and trendy shops.
Browse the wonderful museums of People's Square and admire the sleek Grand Theatre and municipal buildings.
Historic Suzhou is a picturesque city of beautiful gardens, traditional Chinese pagodas and narrow canals.
Ideally located on the historic Bund waterfront, this luxury 5 star hotel radiates the grandeur of its days as the famed Shan…
A prestigious 5 star hotel with stunning views, Michelin-starred restaurants and a refined sense of style and sophistication…
A multi-award winning urban retreat, providing a haven of tranquillity in a bustling metropolis, with a Michelin star restaur…
An historic art deco style hotel, today serving as a luxury boutique hotel on the People's Square.
This renowned 5 star hotel is ideally located close to the Bund and the People's Square. It offers a choice of spacious and a…
A well-appointed 4 star hotel located in the heart of downtown Shanghai, offering modern facilities and a choice of dining.
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