Get Close to The Bund in Your Shanghai Travel-Shanghai Tours
Posted Oct 17 2013 6:23am
And although the city lacks China tours any real historical or tourist attractions (much of old Shanghai’s architecture has been demolished), it still offers plenty of charm and reasons for visitors to stick around. But not all of the old European charm is lost—just take a short stroll down the Bund to catch a glimpse of old Shanghai when it was known as the “Paris of the East” and the “Pearl of the Orient.”
In another ironic historical twist, these old buildings—once despised relics of foreign imperialism—are today protected as city monuments and are Shanghai’s most travel to Shangri-la famous tourist attractions.
old shanghai posterLike the days of old, Shanghai is a city of extremes — a dynamic city known not only for business, shopping, nightlife, and sophistication, but also for vice (it was also once known as the “Whore of the Orient”). Which Yangtze River cruises reminds me, watch out for scam artists, especially along the main tourist drag of Nanjing Road (see Scams).
Though relatively expensive like Beijing, Shanghai does have an efficient underground metro system, lots of cheap eats, and growing supply of budget accommodation. Visitors will also benefit from an upgraded tourist infrastructure and supply of hotels Shanghai tours from the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.