Most images or photos of Shanghai city that you may have
seen probably are of the stupendous skyline of the city, right along the river
Huangpu, all taken from various angles left, right or centre. If you’ve ever
wondered how that was possible, then you’re going to enjoy the sights on this
tour. Join us for a tour on the Bund or Waitan, a waterfront area right
opposite those skyscrapers and you’ll be amazed by the scenery on this side of
the river too. This tour is ideal not just for a destination orientation but also to learn about the local culture. Get an insight into local life in one of China's most iconic cities.
The Bund is fantastic walkway along the river Huangpu that
is nearly 1.5kms long, and the most famous place in Shanghai. With buildings
from the 19th and early 20th century, at the Bund you can
see the changes in Shanghai that developed over more than a 100 years. The buildings from the era of British settlements
are still as aesthetic as ever, and the area is often the backdrop for many a
wedding photo shoot.
As we walk along the Bund, you will spot a large
domed-building beside the Big Ben-inspired Clock Tower. This marks the centre
of the Bund. The domed-building once housed the banking giants HSBC, but is now
home to another local bank. The Clock Tower is fully functional even today, and
chimes the tune of a regional Communist song every fifteen minutes. You might
also want to ask our host what New York Wall Street’s bull statue is doing at
the Bund in Shanghai.
Towards the latter part of the tour, we take you across the
road, to Shanghai’s most popular street – Nanjing Road. Pedestrianised for a
stretch of nearly 2kms, this area offers movies, shopping, hotels, restaurants
– everything you could ask for to enjoy a whole day’s outing. We give you a
glimpse into this, especially through some unique street snacks like skewered
meat/tofu on sticks, frozen yogurt, waffle cone ice creams with a variety of
toppings, sticky rice treats and the famous Rabbit candy.
Groups of small sizes will enjoy this tour
soaking in the fascinating sights of Shanghai’s Bund and Nanjing Road, and
seeing the mouth-watering and unique food choices at the shops there.