- Day Trips
As China's largest, most prosperous city, Shanghai rivals New York in its dynamic energy. The city must be on the list of any traveler to China.
The Yuyuan (Happy) Garden, was created during the Ming Dynasty. The artistic beauty of the garden's architecture makes it a highlight. The Huangpu River passes through Shanghai, dividing it into two sections. Huangpu River Cruises take travelers alongside the restored architecture of Shanghai's former British colonial heartland, the city's history revisited.
Visitors are fascinated with acrobats performing nightly in an acrobatics show. The internationally famous troupe's entertainment is a popular way to spend an evening. Juggling, chair-stacking, plate-spinning acts and gravity-defying contortionists appear on stage.
Private tours of Shanghai can be arranged for visiting groups. A friendly local tour guide helps them discover the contrasts this city offers: the birds-eye view of Pudong from the top of the World Financial Center, through Old Shanghai.
Touring to Suzhou provides a beautiful day of sightseeing. It is one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze basin established around 600 B.C.E. Suzhou changed little during the cultural revolution and the Net Master Garden, Grand Canal, and silk spinning factory are all worth a visit.
The town of Wuxi, known as the "Little Shanghai" deserves a visit as well. The Wu Culture originated here. Significant in the national rice market, the culture stayed in the region of the South Yangtze River.