Unforgettable Shanghai

2018-11-02 11:18:00 Source:China Today Author:
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Bustling commercial streets, quiet and beautiful Shikumen, charming nightscapes, the charismatic blend of people, unique Shanghai style, and countless attractions and foods... after attending the China International Import Expo (CIIE), one can choose to stay in Shanghai for a week to be amazed by this unforgettable city.

Jinmao Skywalk, the world’s highest outdoor, handrail-free walkway.


Day 1 Shanghai Tower


You can choose a hotel on the scenic Bund, outside the window is the hustle and bustle surrounding the skyscrapers in Lujiazui. The most striking one is without a doubt – the Shanghai Tower, the tallest in China. Take the elevator straight up 546 meters to the top floor. This is a circular landscape platform that overlooks the city in 360 degrees. Standing here gives the feeling of touching the sky amidst the winds of change at one’s feet!

Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park.


Day 2 Jinmao Tower and Yu Garden


Kick the day off with a walk in the clouds. The Jinmao Skywalk is 340.6 meters above the ground and is the world’s highest outdoor, handrail-free walkway on a skyscraper. It is both exciting and shocking, and the pictures posted later on social networking apps never cease to cause a stir!


Tame that adrenaline high by visiting the Yu Garden to enjoy a quiet afternoon.


The Yu Garden is a classical style garden in the vein of regions south of the Yangtze River. Outside it is a shopping mall that combines shopping, food, and leisure. Of course, one should try the famous Nanxiang steamed buns with pork fillings. At most times there is a long queue outside. In addition to the traditional pork stuffing, there are also crab meat, crab roe, tricholoma matsutake, curry, spicy, and other flavors. Add some ginger and vinegar when you eat, and then order a bowl of egg soup.

Shanghai Disney Resort at night.


Day 3 & 4 Shanghai Disney Resort


There are seven theme parks in the entire set-up: Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Street, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove, Fantasyland, and Disney Pixar Toy Story Land.


You can also watch the Chinese version of the Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast. The costumes and stage effects are gorgeous. Of course, don’t miss the light show in the evening!


Staying at the Disneyland Hotel in the evening is a wise choice for shutterbugs. Architectural style, interior design, and decoration; the Disney style is everywhere, and the fantastic fairytale castle can be seen from the guest room!

A captivating scene from the immersive drama Sleep no More.


Day 5 Shanghai Village


Shanghai Village is adjacent to the Shanghai Disney Resort. There are more than 100 global brand outlets, such as Gucci, Hogan, Loewe, Armani, Coach, and Michael Kors. The big discounts draw crowds of shopaholics.


Lunch is best enjoyed in the restaurant next to the boulevard with a great view of the lake. The architecture combines the art deco style of Milan, Vienna, New York, and Paris in the 1920s, which is also a great place to take pictures.


After lunch, you can return to the downtown to appreciate a three-hour drama.


The immersive drama Sleep no More is adapted from Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth. It comes highly recommended and is definitely worth seeing. So high is the demand that tickets can only be purchased through reservation. What is special about this play is that viewers can witness the story from many different angles and witness the story from different perspectives simultaneously due to its immersive presentation.


Day 6 & 7 Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park


The park will be open on November 16, 2018.


It has more than 50,000 marine creatures such as beluga whales, penguins, killer whales, and polar bears. Those exciting rides and float parades are a must for all ages to experience.


There are enough amusements that it requires two days to fully take in the attractions. The night can be spent in the marine themed resort hotel where there are five ocean-themed rooms inspired by aquatic creatures such as the dolphin, penguin, clownfish, seahorse, and mermaid.


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