The largest city in China, Shanghai began as a fishing village 5000 years ago. While today it is a modern metropolis and one of the worlds most important ports, it retains its historic charm in the citys old section and along the Bund.
From opium wars to junks and barges, images of Shanghai flood the senses. The real Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers and art deco buildings, honking traffic and shopping crowds. But once you enter China's largest city, you'll find Eastern ways abound: TaiChi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alley ways of the Old Town,Yu Garden, the Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.