Shanghai, China – Vacation Packages
Today’s Shanghai weaves the infamous seaport legacy of its past together with impressive new 21st-century architecture and grand 4 and 5 star hotels and shopping complexes. It is an intriguing, fast-paced city, where East meets West. No other city in the world is quite like it. Shanghai is an enigmatic city filled with modern contradictions still struggling to come to terms with its turbulent history. It’s New China – where an Imperial past wrestles with the Communist present and a neo-Capitalist future. It’s an intoxicating fusion. While Shanghai is China’s largest city, with 14 million people, it manages to remain both densely populated and highly sophisticated and exhilarating. Long known as a paradise for adventurers in pre-1949 days, Shanghai now opens its arms as one of the most exciting cities in the world. Shoppers can bargain with merchants in designer boutiques day and night along Nanjing Road, the Fifth Avenue of China.
Shanghai enjoys an international reputation for excellent cuisine – more than 10,000 specialty dishes can be found here. You have a wide range of dining choices in some of the finest restaurants in China, or can opt for eating on the streets from one of many vendors that instantly appear at meal times. At night, Shanghai comes alive with entertainment, including theater, opera, acrobats, discos, karaoke clubs, and upscale lounges-the city’s pulse equals the excitement of New York, London or Paris. You can even take an overnight cruise around the harbor, an excellent way to capture the spectacular view of the Bund at night and the “new” Shanghai skyline, with its impressive futuristic 1,510 foot TV tower.
Why go to Shanghai, China?
- How’s this for beauty: Shanghai’s the “Paris of China”, and the “Pearl of the Orient”.
- Experience a colorful past and the city’s thriving new presence in China
- The “Pearl of the Orient” promises exotic delights and adventure
- Shanghai is your gateway to eastern China
- Explore the 3,900-mile Yangtze river from its mouth in Shanghai
For more on Shanghai, check out the Shanghai Travel Guide on BootsnAll.