Local information and activities 

Below is a simple guide of what is available in Shanghai. Please contact the concierge at the Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai for further details.

Evening Huangpu River Cruise & Bund City Lights

The Bund is the cultural section of Shanghai that best represents the blending of ancient and modern influences. This renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. The word Bund is of Anglo-Indian origin meaning "embankment on the waterfront," and you'll experience the definition literally with a feeling of space and openness that you won´t find anywhere else in Shanghai.

You can start your tour with an evening cruise on the Huangpu River, which divides the Bund into two sections, Pu Dong and Pu Xi, which mean "east of river" and "west of river”. Local people honor the Huangpu as Mother River, and as you view the lights and spectacles from the deck of your evening cruise, you will understand why.

After the cruise, enjoy a walk along the Bund to the historically famous Peace Hotel, which was at the center of Shanghai's nightlife in the 1920s and 30s. Then you will take a trolley tour to enjoy the magnificent night view of Nanjing Road

Prices: RMB100.00 per person

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Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus Tour in Shanghai

Enjoy magnificent views from the open-top double decker bus as the tour commentary brings Shanghai’s 1,000 year story to life. Taking in history, beautiful tree lined streets, magnificent colonial style buildings and soaring skyscrapers.

The carefully designed bus line takes you to all the famous landmarks; from the Jade Buddha temple to the Oriental Pearl Television Tower, from People’s Square to the Bund, Shanghai’s world famous waterfront. Open-top buses run regularly and you are able to hop on and off at a variety of interesting places.

Your 24 hour ticket provides access to both of the tour routes. Together they enable you to experience the cultural heritage and stunning architecture that makes Shanghai such a fascinating city.

Please sit back, relax, and let Big Bus deliver the perfect introduction to Shanghai.

Prices: US$50.00 per person

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Oriental Pearl TV Tower a landmark of Shanghai

Oriental Pearl TV Tower was the first highest building in Asia and the third highest building in the world surpassed only by towers in Toronto of Canada and Moscow of Russia. It consists of 11 spheres of different sizes at different levels supported by three nine-meter-wide slanting stanchions, creating a beauty of "large and small pearls dropping onto a jade plate”.

Erecting between the Yangpu Bridge in the northeast and the Nanpu Bridge in the southwest, Oriental Pearl has created a scene of "two dragons playing with pearls". Standing at the square under the tower, it is just amazing and marvelous at the great of this unique architecture.

Prices: RMB100.00 ~ 200.00 per person

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Shanghai World Financial Center Observatory

The Shanghai World Financial Center is surrounded by natural beauty at ground level, soaring high into the sky. Here there is always something fresh and exciting to discover, in a place that is both safe and enjoyable.

On the 100th Observatory, 472 meters from the ground at a length of about 55 meters is the tourist days Pavilion, which is the world's highest sightseeing hall. In addition, the 94-layer also designed an area of 750 square meters, interior clear height of 8 meters sightseeing hall. Panorama city of Shanghai as the background, sightseeing and tourist days Pavilion hall will give you an image of the whole city.

Prices: RMB150.00 per person

Address: No.100, Century Ave., Pudong New Area

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Yu Garden

Yuyuan Garden or Yu Garden of Shanghai is a pearl of classical gardens in southern area of the Yangtze River built in 1559 in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with a history of more than 400 years. It is a private garden of Pan family. As the name implies, Yu means pleasing and peace in Chinese. The founder Pan Yunduan invited the famous designer to build this garden for his parents as the tranquil place to spend their remaining years in comfort and happiness.

Opened up to the public in 1961, Yuyuan Garden was included in the important heritage sites under state protection in 1982. During the celebration for 440 years anniversary in 1999, the former general secretary Jiang Zemin inscribed a title for the garden as Famed Garden by the Sea, which is now standing in the garden for admiring. The British Queen Elizabeth II, the US President Clinton, the German President Herzog, the Japanese Prime Minister Murayama, and other chiefs and honorable guests from other countries also visited Yuyuan garden during their stay in Shanghai, China.

Main attractions in Yu Yuan Garden:

Sansui Hall

Once named "Leshou Hall", the Sansui Hall was constructed with five spacious rooms in Qing Dynasty style to entertain his guests. Later it served as a kind of celebration and announcement of imperial edicts.

Big Rockery

The Grand Rockery, made by Zhang Nanyan, a famous rockery artist in Ming Dynasty, is regarded as the best treasure of the Yu Garden and the best rockery in South China.

Elegant Jade Rock

The Exquisite Jade Rock standing before the Yuhua Hall is one of the three most famous rocks in China. The other two are "Ruiyun Rock" in Liu garden, Suzhou and "Zhouyun Rock" in Hangzhou flower nursery. Elegantly shaped, the Exquisite Jade Rock is about 4 meters high. It is a piece of featuring rock from Lake Tai in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. It is featured by its wrinkled appearance, slender shape, transparent nature, and lots of holes due to the erosion by water.

Stone City

It is a stone exhibition show holding a great number of stone sculptures and engravings. It is loved by tourists for its visual arts and human values.

Prices: RMB40.00

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Tianzifang, also named Taikang Lu, is a residential building. It is transformed and furnished by old houses. Comparing with new modern buildings jungle, in Tianzifang you can find the special architecture of old Shanghai city. There are bars, cafes, craft shops, studios, galleries, boutiques.

Walking down the narrow lane of Tianzi fang, you will be forgiven for wondering if you were really in cosmopolitan Shanghai. These days, many artists and local designers have set up boutiques and laid-back cafés that have been drawing crowds of yuppies, fashionistas, designers and expatriates.

Address: 210 Taikang Road

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As a re-creation born out of the sprawls of Shikumen housing, which is the architectural symbol of Shanghai in the 20th century, Shanghai Xintiandi, “The City’s Living-Room” is a place to unwind and relax after a long day.

Xintiandi retains the antique walls, tiles and exterior of the Shikumen housing of old Shanghai. On the other hand, its interior embodies a totally different world of international gallery, bars and cafes, boutiques or theme restaurants. When you walk into Xintiandi, you will get the taste both of Shanghai in the 1920's and the sonic modern lifestyle of urbanites of the 21st century.

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South Bund Fabric Market

South Bund Fabric Market, which is originally known as the Dongjiadu Fabric Market, is a three storey building full of fabric shops and tailors.

Walking into the South Bund Fabric Market, you may find yourself lost in a maze of hundreds of fabric stalls. There are dozens of stalls selling all colors and materials like silk, cashmere, satin and cotton.

Address: 399 Lujiabang Road

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Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street

China's premier shopping street, 3.4-mile-long Nanjing Road, starts at the Bund in the east and ends in the west at Jing'an Temple. It is a must-see metropolitan destination.

Go walking in the street, do not just shop, please do not forget to take a closer look at the city shop Bai Yi, Hua Lian, Shanghai Fashion Company and the first food stores. This "big four", all of the Nanjing Road in the past and today, have repeatedly reflected in the present, tradition and modernity intertwined for 100 years. This has added another Street Kind of charm. One of the oldest shopping stores is Wing On Department Store, which was established in 1918. The time-honored five-story emporium presents the elegance of classical European architectures.

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Prices correct on December 2012

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