Eastern China

Eastern China Travel Tips

3 Days in Hangzhou: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 96 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

Traditional vs Modern Shanghai

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As one of the world?s most dynamic, fast-paced metropolises, Shanghai is a city of startling juxtapositions and a vibrant meeting point of East and West, modern and traditional. The ever-changing ...  Read more

Eating in Shanghai

By Viator, December 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From ubiquitous dishes like stir-fried noodles and dim sum, to oddities like duck-blood soup and stinky tofu, eating in Shanghai is a vibrant and varied affair, and traveling foodies can?t fail to ...  Read more

3 Days in Shanghai: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 700 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 115 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

The French Concession

By Lydia , March 2013

Strolling through Shanghai ?s French Concession is akin to stepping back in time. A far cry from the fast pace and ultramodern look of most of Shanghai, the sleepy tree-lined streets of this old ...  Read more

Biking Around Shanghai

By Lydia , March 2013

With more than 23 million people, Shanghai is China?s largest city. While it?s possible to get to and from the city?s best sights by taxi or by taking the Metro, riding a bike allows you to explore ...  Read more

Romantic Things to Do in Shanghai

By Lydia , February 2013

With its stunning modern skyline, thriving riverfront neighborhoods, world class restaurants and variety of day trip options to quaint rural villages, Shanghai is one of Asia?s most romantic ...  Read more

Shanghai in Winter

By Lydia , January 2013

Shanghai winters might be cold and overcast, but they?re also largely tourist-free before and after the holidays. If you plan your visit during the annual Chinese New Year , you?ll get to ...  Read more

Chinese New Year in Shanghai

By Lydia , December 2012

Chinese New Year is China?s most important holiday and a fascinating time to be in Shanghai if you play your cards right. The history of the holiday, referred to as Spring Festival in China, dates ...  Read more

Jewish Culture in Shanghai

By Lydia , October 2012

If you were to go back in time to the early 1900s and walk certain sections of Shanghai , you?d likely see kosher butcher shops in place of noodle stands and newspapers and signage printed in ...  Read more

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