Located in East China along the Yangtze River and bordered on the east by the East China Sea, Shanghai is one of the most populated cities in the world and a booming cruise destination. This global city is a major financial center and influencer of culture, media, fashion, technology and transportation. Shanghai experiences four distant seasons, while still maintaining a humid subtropical climate. With some of the fastest economic expansions in the world, Shanghai is quickly becoming a modern day metropolis complete with skyscrapers, shopping malls and luxury hotels. However, Shanghai has not lost its unique history. As you walk the streets you will still find the old temples, customs and Chinese traditions that make Shanghai such a wonderful cruise port.
- Look down on the city from the Shanghai World Financial Center which is one of Shanghai’s tallest buildings with multiple viewing platforms and a glass floor.
- Take in the classic skyline on the waterfront known as “The Bund” where you can see the towering skyscrapers. As you stroll along the Bund you will encounter many local street vendors selling souvenirs. There are also many wonderful restaurants located on the Bund.
- Visit one of Shanghai’s most popular attractions, the Jade Buddha Temple, where you can pay homage to the Jade Buddha and learn about the Buddhist culture while on a tour.
- Stroll along Nanjing Road which offers upscale retail stores and some of the best shopping in the world.
- Completed during the Ming Dynasty, the Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden that was built for tranquility and happy times in their old age. With six main scenic areas consisting of pavilions, rockeries, ponds and halls – each with its own unique characteristics.