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Daytrips from Shanghai

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Daytrips from Shanghai
Shanghai is a perfect base from which to explore nearby water villages for a glimpse of "Old China" and to get away from the pace of the modern city. Tour a silk factory and stroll among the gardens of Suzhou. For nature lovers and bird-watchers, Chongming Island is a must and can be explored on foot or by bicycle.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town also known as the "pearl stream." Best known for its bridges, built during Ming and Qing Dynasties, the various spans are built of wood, marble and stone.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Suzhou
Suzhou

Suzhou is a major city on the lower Yangtze known for its canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens.  These gardens were built and owned by wealthy families and emperors hundreds of years ago, and make for a pleasant place to wander during nice weather. Suzhou is also a major center for silk production and manufacturing, and a tour of a silk factory here provides an interesting... More

Suzhou is a major city on the lower Yangtze known for its canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens.  These gardens were built and owned by wealthy families and emperors hundreds of years ago, and make for a pleasant place to wander during nice weather. Suzhou is also a major center for silk production and manufacturing, and a tour of a silk factory here provides an interesting and educational glimpse of this Chinese textile industry. Suzhou is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Less

Hangzhou
Hangzhou

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province and one of the seven ancient capitals of China. It was described by Italian traveler Marco Polo as the finest and most luxurious city in the world. The West Lake scenic area contains over 60 cultural relic sites and several attractions of natural beauty, and a cruise on the lake is a good option to view several sites. Hangzhou is also a good... More

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province and one of the seven ancient capitals of China. It was described by Italian traveler Marco Polo as the finest and most luxurious city in the world. The West Lake scenic area contains over 60 cultural relic sites and several attractions of natural beauty, and a cruise on the lake is a good option to view several sites. Hangzhou is also a good place to visit a tea plantation. Less

Qibao Old Street
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Qibao Old Street

Qibao Old Street offers a glimpse of traditional China, with buildings that have been refurbished offering museums, shops, restaurants, gardens, and tea houses.

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Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve
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Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve

The island of Chongming offers China's only wetland park and a migratory bird reserve. Raised boardwalks provide the opportunity for exploring the marshlands by foot or bicycle.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours

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