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3 Days in Shanghai: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 602 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Since 1990 Shanghai has grown at a startling rate, to become the largest center of commerce and business in central China and largest cargo port in the world. The city is a huge draw for tourists, ...  Read more

Acrobatics Shows in Shanghai

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 93 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Shanghai arguably has the best nightlife in China, but it’s not limited to bars and clubs. One of the most unique after-dark experiences you can have while in the city is catching an acrobatics show. ...  Read more

Tea Houses

By Viator, February 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Teahouses are everywhere in Shanghai–certainly no surprise given that tea is an integral part of the history, culture and daily life in China. Today, the teahouse serves as a meeting place for people ...  Read more

Day Trips from Hangzhou

By Viator, October 2013

Tours & Tickets

Hangzhou, nicknamed Heaven on Earth and the source of inspiration for numerous poets, writers and artists over the centuries, is considered by many to be China’s most beautiful city. If you prefer ...  Read more

Nightlife in Hangzhou

By Viator, September 2013

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Hangzhou, considered to be one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in China, also has one of China’s best nightlife scenes out of Shanghai. Bars, cafes, nightclubs and KTVs stay open through ...  Read more

Things to Do with Kids in Shanghai

By Viator, August 2013

Tours & Tickets

It might not seem so at first glance, but if you look carefully, Shanghai is a surprisingly family friendly destination with a lot to keep kids of all ages entertained. Here are ten ideas for things ...  Read more

Day Trips from Shanghai

By Viator, July 2012

4 star rating: Recommended 492 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Day trips are a great way to see beyond the city that you're visiting and experience a multitude of sights in one day. This is especially true in such a big country like China. Day trips from ...  Read more

Experience Tea Drinking at a Traditional Tea Village

By Viator, May 2012

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 90 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There simply is no better way to gain an understanding of the intricate Chinese tea culture than to spend a day in a traditional Chinese tea village. Though tea shops are seemingly scattered around ...  Read more

Visiting Hangzhou’s Temples and Pagodas

By Viator, May 2012

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 90 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Despite being a modern city of over six million people, Hangzhou still prominently features a large number of ancient style temples and pagodas where visitors may feel as if they’re passing time in ...  Read more

Seeing an Impression West Lake Show

By Viator, May 2012

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Mystifying audiences since 2007 the Impression West Lake show is arguably the most popular and well-known evening show in the entire city of Hangzhou. Staged on Yuehu Lake—a smaller yet natural part ...  Read more

3 Days in Hangzhou: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2012

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 92 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Often visited as a day trip from nearby Shanghai, Hangzhou has much more to see and do than is possible to fit into one day. So enchanting are the waters of West Lake (Xi Hu) and the peaks of the ...  Read more

Ten Scenes of the West Lake

By Viator, April 2012

Tours & Tickets

The Ten Scenes of the West Lake are arguably the most popular attractions in the entire city of Hangzhou. This series of ten naturally occurring scenes take place at various parts of West Lake and ...  Read more

Year of the Dragon Celebrations

By Shanghai Expert: ...  , China, January 2012

The dragon year is here! The new year decorations have been put up all over China , nowhere more so than the Old Town Bazaar of Shanghai . There have been statues about dragon stories...  ...  Read more

Tang Bao in Shanghai

By Shanghai Expert: ...  , China, November 2011

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating

Tang Bao can refer to XiaoLongBao in Shanghai, but more often as the name of a big soup-filled dumpling. It is a bun with soup inside. You do not find much stuffing like the common meat/vegetable ...  Read more

Mid-lake Pavilion in Shanghai Old Town

By Shanghai Expert: ...  , China, November 2011

Mid-lake pavilion has been a tea house since 1885 in the Qing dynasty. The building was originally a pavilion inside the Yuyuan garden, and later turned into a meeting place for cloth business men ...  Read more

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