Shanghai on Budget

On October 14, 2011, in Cool Places, Shanghai, by Jack Li

If you love to save money and travel then make sure that ‘The Bund’ is on your Shanghai tour. Since Shanghai is China largest city there is lots to do if you are on a budget for example ‘The Bund’. So when you are on your Shanghai Flight make sure you have planned on seeing […]

If you love to save money and travel then make sure that ‘The Bund’ is on your Shanghai tour. Since Shanghai is China largest city there is lots to do if you are on a budget for example ‘The Bund’. So when you are on your Shanghai Flight make sure you have planned on seeing The Bund and Huangpu River. It is low in cost and is remarkable.

Facts on Shanghai, its population size is 23,019,148. It is located on Huangpu River making it a port city. It was first set up as a fishing and textile town, but then got popular after the signing of the 1842, Treaty of Nanking.  Western from all over started to move in. They set up banks and trading houses. The city became to be known for it thriving commercial and financial center. Shanghai was chosen in 1990 to lead China’s reform which resulted in development boom.

There are some reasons why you need to see the Bund. Number one is also the most important reason and that is because it does not cost anything to see. The second reason is the fact that it has 26 buildings that are all different in architectural styles. Some of these architectural differences included Gothic, Baroque, Classicism and Romanesque. Third reason is to see the ‘lovers wall’ that is located there. It is said that the ‘lovers wall’ was once the most romantic corner in Shanghai.  So when you visit you can stand on the wall next to the railings and feel the romantic atmosphere. It is also a great location to take pictures of the bund.

When you go to Bund make sure you keep an eye out for some of the statues that are located there. Some of these statues include one of Chen Yi who was the first communist mayor of Shanghai. Another one can be located on the other side of the Bund. This one is a Monument to the People’s Heroes. It was built in memory of those who died during the revolutionary struggle. There are a few more statues, so when you go see how many you can see and find out why they were placed there.

The Best part of the Bund is the night view. Each building is lit up differently making it look magical. The night view is another way for the viewer to see how many different architectural styles there are. Also having the river light up by the lights also makes it a great picture opportunity.

Even if you are on a budget you can still plan on going on a China tour. You just need to know what to do and one of those activities is seeing the Bund in Shanghai. It will let you see the modern China in a new light. You will not be sorry if you take  your time to go and see the Bund.

Shanghai Travel Information

On December 3, 2010, in Must-sees, Restaurants & Food, Shanghai, by Jack Li

Recent decades have seen the rapid development of Shanghai; and currently, as a popular destination of china travel, Shanghai has attracted millions of tourists all over the world. And in my point of view, most foreign visitors are more interested in the great changes which have been happened in Shanghai, so, in the following passage, […]

Recent decades have seen the rapid development of Shanghai; and currently, as a popular destination of china travel, Shanghai has attracted millions of tourists all over the world. And in my point of view, most foreign visitors are more interested in the great changes which have been happened in Shanghai, so, in the following passage, I will share some information about Travel to Shanghai, to explore the old and new Shanghai image.

In the 18th century, Shanghai, which is located in the entrance of Yangtze River, had received many foreign business and immigrants who brought new life styles, and other different things here. With these new ideas, and the favorable policies, Shanghai had great changes over these years. Now, Shanghai is the metropolis, and popular tourism city in the world.

The most famous attractions in Shanghai include The Bund, The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the famous snack street, etc. The Bund is the classic image of Shanghai and the city’s main attraction. Sweeping along the western side of the Huangpu River, the majestic buildings date back to Shanghai’s grandest days. Many banks and financial companies built impressive offices here in the early 20th century when Shanghai was the financial capital of Asia. The city side of The Bund is packed with classic architecture. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower located in Pudong, stands a staggering 468 meters (1535ft) making it the tallest tower in Asia. Tourists can go to several observatory decks and in clear weather can get a superb view of The Bund and Shanghai, as well as Sheshan, Chongming Island and the Huangpu River in the distance.

You will be totally wrong if you think that Shanghai only has the metropolis view, however, Shanghai has a totally different view on water village and unique snacks. The picturesque Zhu Jia Jiao is a classic water village, over 400 years old with a signature five-arch bridge spanning the Cao Gang River. Zhu Jia Jiao was an important town for local trade, shipping goods in and out of its manmade canals to the river. After about 40 minutes drive from the city, you will arrive at Zhujiajiao-the Ancient Water Town. Its main street is lined with quaint shops and restaurants serving local favorites. You can stroll the maze of paths and bridges, and take a boat ride to view the residences of this nicely-preserved water village. Actually, there are many other attractions in Shanghai, and also famous restaurants. Shanghai is China’s biggest port city, since ancient time, it was thronged by traders from all over the world and was densely populated with both Chinese and foreigners. Different cultures can find their positions or even blend with each other here. Generally speaking, restaurants in Shanghai feature the various kinds of dishes, like Beijing food, Yangzhou food, Wuxi food, Cantonese food, Hangzhou food, and Shanghai’s local dishes. Moreover, you can find famous dishes from many countries, such as western cafes, American food, Japanese food, Indian food, Korean food, and more. One of the famous Shanghai snacks is Crab-brown Flaky Pastry. It is crispy, delicious, aromatic and as brown as the color of a cooked crab. The fillings include green onions, pork, crab meat, shrimp, sugar, mashed beans, and jujube paste. All these snacks are delicious and you can have a try.

Shanghai can provide you more amazing things than you can imagine, hanging out on the local snack streets, sitting on the quiet boat and enjoy the peaceful life of local people. I hope you can have a pleasant trip in Shanghai, and for your convenience, you can go to www.chinatraveldepot.com for more information on China Tours.

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Hot Trips in China

On December 3, 2010, in Cool Places, Must-sees, Shanghai, by Jack Li

It is widely accepted that China Tours are one of the best options for travelers all over the world. However, for most of the newcomers, first thing they need to take into account is the how to plan your trips, do you have any reliable information about the destinations you are going to, or at […]

It is widely accepted that China Tours are one of the best options for travelers all over the world. However, for most of the newcomers, first thing they need to take into account is the how to plan your trips, do you have any reliable information about the destinations you are going to, or at least you can find out the exact information you need. Well, as for these problems, I have some tips and want to share with you, and may it will helpful to your china travel.

Mystery of the Silk Road

This itinerary includes a few cities, including Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, etc. By this itinerary, you can experience both historic wonders and natural marvels, especially from ancient Silk Road Visit the legendary royal palace and museum, such as the Forbidden City, the ancient life size Terra-Cotta Warrior Corps, the Bund on Huangpu River and view the modern constructions at Shanghai. In the following article, I will introduce the hot attractions one by one.

The Mogao Grottoes, also known as the Caves of A Thousand Buddhas, are set into a cliff wall of the Singing Sand Mountains about 25km southeast of Dunhuang, the oasis city in the Gobi desert. The 3 or 4 tier grottoes extend 1.6 kilometers. According to historical records, the Mogao Grottoes were carved in 366 AD. There are 492 grottoes in existence with some 45,000 square meters of murals, and 415 painted clay figures. It represents the height of Buddhist art and the world’s richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures.

The Grape Valley is at the western foot of the Flaming Mountains, between the township of Turpan and the mountains. Grape Valley and the nearby city of Turpan are an oasis in the Turpan Depression which is one of the hottest place on earth (locally called the oven). The valley is dense with grape vines and various fruit trees. Despite the extreme heat, especially during the summer when the temperature can reach over 45 ° during in Turpan, the Grape Valley, an eight kilometer long and half a kilometer wide oasis remains cool and humid. Historically the grape, melon and many other fruit growing and wine production in and around Turpan goes back over 2,000 years.

The 7 story Great Wild Goose Pagoda was built in 652AD. It is a striking elegant building and is the symbol of Xi’an. The famous Buddhist monk Xuan Zang returned from a 17 year pilgrimage and the square pagoda was built to house the 600 or so Buddhist texts that he had collected in India. Shaanxi History Museum Opened to the public in 1992, this modern museum at state level has a collection of 110,000 pieces of historic relics and is rated as one of the best museums in China

The Bund is the classic image of Shanghai and the city’s main attraction. Sweeping along the western side of the Huangpu River, the majestic buildings date back to Shanghai’s grandest days. Many banks and financial companies built impressive offices here in the early 20th century when Shanghai was the financial capital of Asia. The city side of The Bund is packed with classic architecture. Buildings to look out for include the old Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, the Customs House and its landmark clock, the Bank of China and the Peace Hotel.

Well, this is what the whole itinerary is about, and for more information you can click on www.chinatraveldepot.com , you can have a general view on China tours, so, why not book your China Flights and explore yourself?

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Fly to Shanghai and Enjoy Yourselves

On November 12, 2010, in Shanghai, Tips & Ideas, Transportation, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Book Shanghai Flights and explore Shanghai, surely you will have wonderful experience here. Shanghai, nowadays, has been well-known by tourists all over the world; during their china travel one  city which can not be missed is Shanghai. Shanghai is located in the east of China and faces the China East Sea. With the marine transport […]

Book Shanghai Flights and explore Shanghai, surely you will have wonderful experience here. Shanghai, nowadays, has been well-known by tourists all over the world; during their china travel one  city which can not be missed is Shanghai.

Shanghai is located in the east of China and faces the China East Sea. With the marine transport and air transport, Shanghai has received millions of travelers. What’s more, being the largest city in China, Shanghai is the economic, financial, trading, and shipping center of China mainland. Owing to the fact that Shanghai has a profound modern urban culture and many historical monuments, it is now reputed as an international metropolis. In the next few years, Shanghai is committed to becoming an international financial center and shipping center.  Shanghai has international airports, such as Pudong International Airport. Many international airlines have flights to Shanghai, such as Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Continental Airlines, and so on. Therefore, it is very convenient to travel to Shanghai by air.

Top attractions

The Bund is the classic image of Shanghai and the city’s main attraction. Sweeping along the western side of the Huangpu River, the majestic buildings date back to Shanghai’s grandest days. Many banks and financial companies built impressive offices here in the early 20th century when Shanghai was the financial capital of Asia. The city side of The Bund is packed with classic architecture. Buildings to look out for include the old Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, the Customs House and its landmark clock, the Bank of China and the Peace Hotel.

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower located in Pudong, stands a staggering 468 meters making it the tallest tower in Asia. Tourists can go to several observatory decks and in clear weather can get a superb view of The Bund and Shanghai, as well as Sheshan, Chongming Island and the Huangpu River in the distance. The tower also has a hotel, revolving restaurant, karaoke parlors and bars.

 

Yuyuan Garden is a traditional Chinese park complete with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. This small park is located in the heart of Shanghai’s old Chinese quarter and links to Yuyuan Market. Built in 1559, in the Suzhou style by a high official in honor of his father, the garden has maintained its classic beauty over the centuries. The Pavilion of Spring in the northeast section of the park is famous for being the headquarters of the anti-imperialist “Little Sword Society”, who in 1853 led an uprising against Qing rule and occupied Shanghai for 17 months. Weapons, coins and other objects used by the society are now housed in an exhibition hall.

Actually, there are many other attractions in Shanghai, and also famous restaurants. Shanghai is China’s biggest port city, since ancient time, it was thronged by traders from all over the world and was densely populated with both Chinese and foreigners. Different cultures can find their positions or even blend with each other here. Generally speaking, restaurants in Shanghai feature the various kinds of dishes, like Beijing food, Yangzhou food, Wuxi food, Catonese food, Hangzhou food, and Shanghai’s local dishes. Moreover, you can find famous dishes from many countries, such as western cafes, American food, Japanese food, Indian food, Korean food, and more.One of the famous Shanghai snacks is Crab-brown Flaky Pastry. It is crispy, delicious, aromatic and as brown as the color of a cooked crab. The fillings include green onions, pork, crab meat, shrimp, sugar, mashed beans, and jujube paste. All these snacks are delicious and you can have a try.

So, Travel to Shanghai and explore here yourselves.

Amazing Tour in China

On October 13, 2010, in Great Wall, Places of Interest, Terracotta Warriors, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

For every foreign visitor who wants to china travel, the best option is the Multi-City Tour, so that you can have a more general impression ofChina Tours. However, how to find your best trip routes? Here, I will give you some suggestions about it. Wonderful! You can choose your travel routes according to different themes, […]

For every foreign visitor who wants to china travel, the best option is the Multi-City Tour, so that you can have a more general impression ofChina Tours. However, how to find your best trip routes? Here, I will give you some suggestions about it.

Wonderful! You can choose your travel routes according to different themes, such as Sightseeing Tours, and several options are showed to you: Beijing—Xi’an—Shanghai.

Along this route, you can enjoy both the most renowned Chinese gardens and historical sights with interest and passion. From Terracotta Warriors for the first Chinese emperor to the imperial Forbidden City to the last emperor, from the most developed city of Shanghai with skyscrapers and bars to the tranquil countryside. This is the one just for you.

The highlights of this package tour are followed: the ancient China civilization and modern progress Review glories at Olympic Park, the ancient life size Terra-Cotta Warrior Corps Feel modern development in Shanghai… And more details are followed:

Great Wall

As a symbol of ancient Chinese civilization, The Great Wall of China has stood for more than 2,000 years. The Great Wall of China was built in stages from the 5th century BC up to the 16th century AD as protection against northern nomadic tribes. Stretching from the coast of the Bohai Bay in the east and ending at the Jiayu Pass in the west, it snakes along the back of mountains, deserts and valleys for 6,350km (3900 miles). It is said to be 1 of the only 2 human engineering projects visible by astronauts from space with the naked eye. Built of huge granite slabs and special sized bricks, the Great Wall at Badaling 75km (47 miles) north of Beijing is most typical part of the Wall during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). There the wall is wide enough for 5 horsemen to ride abreast or 10 men to walk side by side. And there is a famous saying in China, which is: you are not a hero until you get up to the Great Wall on your own effort. So nowadays, the Great Wall is one of the first attractions that foreign tourists will visit.

Terracotta Army

The vaults or pits containing Qin Shihuang’s Terracotta Army are located about 40 km east of Xian. This army of more than 6,000 life size terracotta warriors, with horses and chariots lined up facing east and ready for battle, is one of the world’s most remarkable archaeological findings. The terracotta warriors were made for Qin Shihuang, a great emperor in ancient China and also known as The First Emperor and with his mausoleum laying only 1.5km away it is assumed the army was made to accompany him on his journeys after death. This attraction will give you another view of the prospect of ancient China.

The Bund

The Bund is the classic image of Shanghai and the city’s main attraction. Sweeping along the western side of the Huangpu River, the majestic buildings date back to Shanghai’s grandest days. Many banks and financial companies built impressive offices here in the early 20th century when Shanghai was the financial capital of Asia. The city side of The Bund is packed with classic architecture. Buildings to look out for include the old Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, the Customs House and its landmark clock, the Bank of China and the Peace Hotel. By the way, you can enjoy the World Exposition which is held in Shanghai now.

OK, here is just one of suggestions for you, and if you want to learn more information, you can go to the website on chinatraveldepot.com, or if you just want to Travel to Beijing, you can find whatever you want here. Good luck.

 

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