Welcome to The Bund & People's Square


Running perpendicular from the waterfront is East Nanjing Rd – a maelstrom of shoppers, department stores and neon lights – which eventually runs into the city’s heart, People’s Square (人民广场). The de facto centre of town, this large open space is studded with museums and fenced in by skyscrapers.


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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

Founded in around 600 B.C., Suzhou is one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze basin and is known for its beautiful gardens. With its interconnected waterways and beautiful environment, the city is often referred to as the Venice of the East. Suzhou was one of the few cities in China to escape the ravages of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and its famous gardens survived almost intact. Upon arrival in Suzhou, your first stop is the Net Master Garden, the town's best example of a model Ming Dynasty garden. The gardens embody the harmonious principles of Chinese garden construction, which dictate that gardens should re-create a microcosm of the universe in a confined space. After enjoying Suzhou's gardens, you'll view the town's ancient city wall and Grand Canal. You'll also take a tour of a silk-spinning factory to see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century. After lunch, it's time to visit the water village of Zhouzhuang and board a Chinese-style gondola to cruise the town's beautiful waterways. Zhouzhuang's simple, well-preserved architecture dates back more than 900 years. The majority of residences were built in the Ming and Qing dynasties, and nearly 100 classic courtyards and 60 carved-brick archways are still in use. In this water village, locals live their life on the waterways, continuing to carry out everyday activities on the water, from washing clothes to shopping from vendors in boats.

$78.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Shanghai Day Tour with Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund, Lunch

Your tour begins with Jade Buddha Temple. Built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1875-1909), it contains a priceless collection of jade statues from Burma. The temple is constructed in the magnificent architectural style of the Song Dynasty. Currently the temple houses the Shanghai Buddhist Institute.Next stop is Fresh Water Pearl Gallery. You'll see the process of pearl cultivation and you may be the lucky participant to be presented with a single pearl. People Square, in the heart of the city is a vast green area surrounded by great buildings on all sides. Here you have the opportunity to feed the doves to pray for the world peace.Shanghai Museum is a highlight of the tour. The museum design is in keeping with Feng Shui principles. It houses a great permanent collection and hosts various exhibitions with over 120,000 pieces thst showcase the 5000 years of China's history. We recommend you rent an audio phone (USD 5) to make the most of your 1.5 hours' visit.After lunch, visit the enchanting Yuyuan Garden and Shanghai Old Street. The garden includes many halls, springs and other buildings of interest. The visit brings you back to Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644).Continue to the Bund on Shanghai's waterfront. The Bund is Shanghai's most famous landmark and a symbol of old and new Shanghai. Four kilometers long, it has long been one of the most important areas of Shanghai. In the 1930s, the Bund was host to the city's financial and commercial centers. At the silk factory, see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century. There is also the option to to purchase the silk at low prices. After a drive along the former French Concession District, characterized by beautiful, tree-lined streets wander through Shanghai's hottest new entertainment district, Xin Tian Di. The brick buildings on these two-square blocks have been preserved and transformed into trendy clubs, restaurants and boutiques.

$67 Tours & Sightseeing

Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai

Meet your guide at the Huangpi Nan Road metro station and depart on foot for the Xintiandi area of Shanghai. Start with a taste of notable soup dumplings and learn from your guide about their construction, including the savory meat filling and flavorful broth. Afterward, its a 15-minute walk to Yunnan Road, where you'll sit down alongside local residents catching up with their friends at three traditional restaurants and one dessert shop. On the way, notice French lane apartments of the French Concession give way to Chinese stone houses, called shikumen, and observe daily life among the street vendors, office workers, and mahjong players.Sample authentic Shanghainese dishes, such as parched chicken, red-braised pork, scallion oil noodles, roasted duck, candied lotus rice, and spring rolls. Between food stops, you're offered green or black tea while your guide shares insights and anecdotes about Shanghai.

$55 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

In the morning, your tour guide will meet you at your desired starting point in the city center, typically your hotel lobby, at your desired time, usually at 9:30am. Then you will start this full day cultural and historical tour. Then you will start this within 8-hour city highlight tour. First, you will visit an iconic building in the financial center of Shanghai and rise to the observation deck to have a panoramic birds eye view of the whole city. Choose from the historic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the landmark and unique Shanghai World Financial Center, the lucky JinMao Tower or the Shanghai Tower (the newest and highest building in China).From here you will visit the Bund Area where we will enjoy 100-year old architecture and enjoy exciting views across the Huangpu River or Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao). This area was controlled by the British during the concessions period. Next, you'll visit the Confucius Temple, the top university in the history of Shanghai. It was built in 1291 and the only place to pay respects to Confucius in the city. From here, you will then go to a century-old local restaurant to have traditional steamed buns and local dishes based on you preferences. In the afternoon, you'll visit Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden in southern China which is over 400 years old built in Ming Dynasty, the area around the garden has been the downtown of the city  for several hundred years. After Yuyuan Garden, you'll visit the close-by happy shopping kingdom where you can find unique souvenirs such as pearls, jade, tea and silk as well as inexpensive Chinese ornamental items. Then you'll have late afternoon Tang Dynasty Tea ceremony where you'll sample a variety of local tea flavors. To end of the day, you'll visit one more place - the Former Concession Area to enjoy the atmosphere of east meets west or the new popular place,it is completely make your tour a relaxing end.  Your will be send back to your hotel or somewhere in the city center you prefer when the tour is finished. Note: This tour comes in two options that you can choose from when you book this tour. One option is the tour only where you'll experience Shanghai's metro and taxis (transportation at own expense). The other option includes a private car and driver. For tours with more than four people, only the private car service option is available since it can be difficult getting taxis for large groups.

$79.80 Tours & Sightseeing

Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise and Dinner

Your tour guide and private driver will meet you at your hotel lobby in the evening, and take you directly to the Oriental Pearl Cruise Terminal where you will enjoy a relaxing river cruise ride on the mother river of Shanghai - Huangpu River. Standing on the top deck of the cruise, and have a glimpse of Shanghai’s past and look into the bright future of the city. Your cruise offers a great view of the grand colonial buildings along west side of the Bund, such as the famous Peace hotel, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and etc.. Turn towards east side, you will see the skyscrapers of shanghai, like Oriental Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Center, and Shanghai Tower (the tallest building in China). After your lovely cruise ride, follow your tour guide to a local popular Xinjiang restaurant to enjoy a halal dinner on Nanjing Road. Xinjiang cuisine is famous in China, and you must try Dapanji (big plate chicken), lamb kebabs, Xinjiang yogurt, and naan(a kind of Xinjiang pancake). Dapanji is the most famous dish, and it's nicely flavored in spices as well as the chopped potato and green paper. It is usually served with hand stretched noodles. The kebabs are tasty. If you don't like lamb, you can choose chicken wings or other skewers. The yogurt here is quite unique, and it's surely a good match when you have spicy food. The restaurant offers evening entertainment from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, and there is cultural dancing and belly dancing you can watch. If you are lucky, the dancers will ask you to dance together with them. After your dinner, your guide will send you back to your hotel. If you wish to be dropped-off in other places in the city, such as Xintiandi, your guide will take you there.

$80 Tours & Sightseeing

Shanghai Evening Food-Tasting Small-Group Tour

Greet your English-speaking guide in central Shanghai, and set off on foot to explore the city’s evening food scene. One of our favorite things about eating in Shanghai is access to authentic food from all over the country. Thanks to its pull as China's financial capital, Shanghai attracts millions of migrants who bring their local culinary traditions and ingredients, along with their hopes of striking it rich, to this wonderful city. You’ll head through alleyways to these family-owned restaurants that offer the best dishes from their hometowns. While visiting 4 seated food stops, plus the city’s best street food stall, you will learn about the neighborhood’s shocking history set amongst art deco era villas. You’ll also get up close and personal with your food. Whether it’s cracking into spicy rabbit head or checking out the roasted meats headed for your table, you’ll love this feast for the eyes and the mouth. You’ll start the night by sampling the world’s oldest “sandwich”, a pork belly and freshly-baked pita combination that has been perfected by chefs in Xi’an for over 2,000 years. You’ll then taste southern China’s impressive roast meats and fried noodle dishes. We’ll also sample specialty seafood and bamboo dishes from the “Land of Fish & Rice”, Shanghai’s surrounding region, paired with a Shanghainese dessert that was poached from the French. We then get our taste buds tingling with Sichuan’s famous mouth-numbing peppercorn, before finishing our tour with some of Shanghai's best soup dumplings. And we’ll wash it all down with locals beers and spirits, huangjiu and baijiu. With such a wide variety of China’s culinary riches in one evning, you’ve never had anything quite like this before! Note: click "View Additional Info" for the New Meeting Point image