Shanghai is one of the most fascinating cities on the face of the Earth, home to over 13 million people. The streets are packed with people, cars and bicycles, weaving an extraordinary tapestry of humanity. Yet, serenity can always be found — be it a class practicing Tai Chi in a park or the peaceful repose of the city's fabled jade Buddha.
This fabled port on the Huangpu River has played a pivotal role in the tumultuous history of modern China. Originally, a chief treaty port inflicted by the West on Imperial China, Shanghai was famed for the Bund, an elegant section of riverbank lined with great mercantile houses and elegant mansions. The city was also the cradle of the Chinese Communist Party, and it is here that the People's Republic created its vast commercial and industrial bastion.
Discover some of Shanghai's legendary attractions, from exquisite temples and superb museums, to a stroll along the Bund with its elegant 19th century European architecture. The city is also your gateway to the Grand Canal and the famed cities of Wuxi and Suzhou.
Shanghai's premier shopping district features the most Western-style shops in all of China.
Jade Buddha Temple
The temple is home to an exquisite and priceless white jade Buddha brought from Burma in the late 19th century.
This 400-year-old garden in Wuxi is a superb example of Ming Dynasty landscape architecture, complete to its miniature pagoda.
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