Code: SH16

Classic Shanghai One-Day Trip

Shanghai Bund
Route: Shanghai Museum - Yu Garden - the Bund - Night Cruise on Huangpu River

Take subway line 1, 2, or 8 to People's Square Station and leave from Exit 1. Then walk westwards for about 200 meters (220 yards) to find the entrance of the Shanghai Museum. After that, take bus no. 930 near the Exit 1 of People's Square Subway Station to Xinbeimen, and head southwards to visit the Yu Garden. When the visit is over, go down the Fuyou Road to the east to Zhongshan Road (E-2), and you will find the Shiliupu Dock on the opposite side of the road. Book the night cruise ticket there and then walk northwards to stroll around the Bund Area. When the night comes, go back to Shiliupu Dock to have a night cruise on the Huangpu River.
Highlights of this one-day independent Shanghai tour:
Shanghai Museum It is a comprehensive museum of the ancient Chinese art with over 120,000 pieces of rare historical items on display, including bronze wares, porcelains, paintings, calligraphy works and jade wares. Among them, potteries representing the Liangzhu Culture (3400 - 2250 BC) are the most precious treasure.
Yu Garden It is a private garden built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Although not very large in scale, you can still find pavilions, ponds, corridors, bridges, and rockeries exquisitely laid out in it, making the garden like an elegant bonsai in the middle of the bustling block.
The Bund It is one of the landmarks of the city and 52 western-style buildings of different architectural features are the essence of this attraction. Besides these western old buildings, you can also overlook the modern skyscrapers on the other side of the Huangpu River while wandering around.
Huangpu River Cruise Taking a Huangpu River Cruise must be a highlight of your one-day Shanghai backpacking tour. You might feel like being inside a time tunnel with high-rise buildings on one side and old-style mansions on the other side. You can receive great view during the cruise, especially at night when buildings on the two banks of the river are lightened up.
Yu Area
1. You are suggested to arrive at the Shanghai Museum early in the morning to avoid the possible long queue at the security checkpoint.
2. If you want to know the background knowledge of exhibits in Shanghai Museum, you can rent an audio guide at the lobby on the first floor. The rental is CNY 40 per set and you need to pay another CNY 400 or USD 50 as a deposit.
2. After visiting the Yu Garden, you may stop by the nearby City God Temple if interested. The surrounding blocks are prosperous brimming with shops selling various handicrafts and snacks. You may go shopping along the streets and have a taste of the local cuisines.

Yu Garden CNY 40 (Apr. 1 ~ Jun. 30 & Sept. 1 ~ Nov. 30)
CNY 30 (Jul. 1 ~ Aug. 31 & Dec. 1 ~ Mar. 31)
Huangpu River Night Cruise CNY 120
Fare for Bus no. 930 CNY 2
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Questions & Answers
Asked by ERIC FRANS from INDONESIA | Dec. 12, 2017 13:32Reply
What kind of attractions we can find in Hangzhou?
- What kind of transportation is convenience from Shanghai to Hangzhou? We are 6 people (incl 3 young children)
- Is Alibaba campus open for public? How to get there?
- Any other nice places in Hangzhou?

Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | Dec. 14, 2017 20:26

The recommended sightseeing places in Hangzhou are West Lake, Thousand Islets Lake, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Lingyin Temple, Qinghefang Ancient Street, etc. If your time is ample, you can also consider visiting one water town, such as Wuzhen Water Town or Xitang Water Town.

Taking high speed train is the most convenient way from Shanghai to Hangzhou. The ride only takes around an hour. As I know, Alibaba is not open for public. If you want to visit, you may try to contact them for details.
Asked by ABC from POLAND | Mar. 26, 2017 14:07Reply
Where I can buy tickets of Oriental Pearl TV Tower online in English version?
Answers (1)
Answered by Teresa | Mar. 31, 2017 03:09

There are many chinese website that sell the tickets of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, like taobao. I have no idea on English website. You can buy at the ticket counter directly when you go there.
Asked by Shanghai tourist from SGP | Jun. 19, 2016 06:59Reply
Any taxi in Shanghai that can allow 5 adults and 1 child to be onboard together?
Thank you vm
Answers (1)
Answered by John | Jun. 19, 2016 22:54

According to the regulation, the taxi is allowed to carry at most 5 adults including driver. Since you have 5 adults and 1 child, I suggest you taxi two taxis seperately.
Asked by Javier Norena | May. 02, 2016 16:31Reply
How can I book the Double Decker Bus Tour in Shanghai?
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Answered by Lau | May. 04, 2016 20:42

You can book the ticket with a travel agent in advance, or just hop-on the bus and buy the tickets on the bus.
Asked by Charles from MALAYSIA | Mar. 15, 2016 22:03Reply
I'm planning a trip to shanghai on soon
Please someone can suggest to me any good attraction area? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Karen | Mar. 16, 2016 00:45

How many days you will stay in Shanghai? I would like to suggest you take a one day city trip including Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Nanjing Road, etc. If you still have time, you may visit a water town or take high speed train to Suzhou for sightseeing.
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