Excursions

      Thursday, July 16th, 2020 is reserved for excursions. The excursions aim at showing participants and accompanying persons the scenery, the culture, and the history of Shanghai. The routes will be issued in the registration system at the same time, please choose by the instructions.


Description of Routes.pdf

Important Tips:

  1.  The basic cost of Culture Tour is included in the registration fee.

  2. There are 20 tour routes in total and each route includes transportation between the venue and tourist attractions, Chinese style casual lunch (dinner is not included in the night cruise tour), bottle water, tour guide, day-tour insurance and the admission fee (except to buildings in Lujiazui Financial Zone). Please choose according to your preference

  3. Each route is operated when over 45 persons signing. There is a maximum number of participants per route and we adopt to the principle of “first come first serve“.

  4. The description of routes is only for your reference and we hope to get your understanding of the possible adjustments caused by force majeure




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Route 1: A glance of universities in Shanghai

There are more than 60 Universities in Shanghai. Starting from East China Normal University (Putuo Campus), this tour will drive you going around several renowned ones. You will also pay an in-depth visit to Shanghai Center for Mathematical Sciences (one of the national research centers of mathematical sciences), located in the new campus of Fudan University.

 

Ø  Tour includes East China Normal University (Putuo Campus), and Shanghai University, Tongji University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Fudan University, and Shanghai Center for Mathematical Sciences, paying campus visit to some of the above universities.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 180. 



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Route 2: Xujiahui

Xujiahui is one of the main CBDs in Shanghai, named after a famous scientist Xu Guangqi (also known as Kwangke Seu) in Ming Dynasty. Xu cotranslated the first 6 books of Euclid’s Elements into Chinese with Matteo Ricci in early 17th century. Xujiahui has developed into a modernized area nowadays, while you can still find historical traces of its origin, e.g. Xu’s memorial park and tomb.

 

Ø  Tour includes Xujiahui CBD, Xu Guangqi’s Tomb, Xujiahui Cathedral, Shanghai Film Museum and Xuhui West Bund.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 180. 



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Route 3: Jing’an Temple and Jing’an Park

Built in 247 A.D, Jing’an Temple is one of the best known Buddhist temples in China as well as an urban tourist center. It is located at the west end of Nanjing Road, the most famous commercial street in Shanghai, seeking the tranquility of Buddhism in the noisy city. Just across the street, there is the Jing'an Park where you can enjoy the summer shade and pay a visit to Shanghai Natural History Museum.

 

Ø  Tour includes Jing’an Temple, Jing’an CBD, Jing’an Park, and Shanghai Natural History Museum.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 180.



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Route 4: Strolling along the waterfront of Shanghai

Huangpu River is the mother river of Shanghai. Walking along the west bank of the river, known as The Bund, you can see the site of Exotic Building Clusters, an old financial center in 1930s, is also a landmark witnessed Shanghai's centuries-old history. Nowadays, a modern financial center (Lujiazui Financial Zone) is standing at the opposite bank, representing the largest gathering place for skyscrapers in China.

 

Ø  Tour includes Lujiazui Financial Zone (Shanghai Center, Shanghai World Financial Center, Jinmao Building, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, admission fees to these buildings are at your own expense), strolling along the waterfront on both banks of the river, Peace Hotel, Hongkong Shanghai Banking Corporation, Huangpu Park and Fuzhou Road.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 450.




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Route 5: Shanghai Expo Memory

Built for the Shanghai World Expo 2010, China Art Museum is the new incarnation of the China Pavilion and one of the best-known art museums in Shanghai.

 

Ø  Tour includes 2010 Shanghai Expo site, China Art Museum (China Pavilion during the World Expo 2010) and Pudong waterfront.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 450.



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Route 6: Shanghai Museum and its adjacent blocks

Walking from Xintiandi, a community featuring a traditional Chinese architectural style called Shikumen, to Shanghai Museum, which is the second largest museum in China, then to People’s Square and Nanjing Road Pedestrian Walkway, you could have an experience of the historical changes in Shanghai even in China.

 

Ø  Tour includes Xintiandi, Shanghai Museum, People’s square, and Nanjing Road Pedestrian Walkway.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 450.

 


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Route 7: A Night Cruise on the Huangpu River

The Huangpu River, a branch of Yangtze River, is Shanghai's mother river symbolizing the city's spirit and eternal vitality. Both sides of the Huangpu River embody the essence of Shanghai's urban landscape. A Night Cruise on it would give you an unforgettable experience of this city.

 

Ø  Tour includes a 45 mins cruise on the Huangpu River to appreciate the night view of Shanghai. After the cruise, you are recommended to have a walk on the Bund.

Ø  Time: 17:30–21:00

Ø  Dinner is NOT included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 180.

 


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Route 8: City God Temple and the Bund

City God Temple (Chenghuang Miao in Chinese, “Chenghuang” in Taoism means the guardian of a city) is a main Taoism Temple in Shanghai that enjoys a high reputation by its long history and magnificent architecture. On the edge of City God Temple is Yuyuan Bazaar, famous for its traditional stores and goods.

The Bund is a famous waterfront on the west bank of Huangpu River and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai. Here, the charm of Shanghai as a bustling metropolis combining the century-old history and flourishing future is fully presented, making the Bund a must-see attraction.

 

Ø  Tour includes City God Temple, Yuyuan Bazaar, and the Bund area.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 450.

 


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Route 9: Historical building and their modern roles

1933 Old Millfun was once one of three largest slaughterhouses in the world. Nowadays, it has been transformed into a cluster of creative art precincts and has become the center of Shanghai’s fashion, design, shopping and entertainment with dramas and fashion shows given here. M 50 Creative Park, once was a national textile industrial park, now a cluster of cultural and creative industries with a number of artists’ studios, galleries, art colleges and other cultural and creative institutions.

 

Ø  Tour includes 1933 Old Millfun and M 50 Creative Park.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 270.

 


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Route 10: Double museum tour: from art to technology

Long Museum is the largest private art museum in Chinese mainland with rich collections combining traditional Chinese art and modern art. Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is a typical “Edutainment” site incorporating recreational visit and science popularization.

A walk on the Century Avenue Overpass enables you to enjoy spaciousness and tranquility in the bustling city and overlook the Shanghai Oriental Art Center and the green land in Century Park.

 

Ø  Tour includes Long Museum (Pu dong) and Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Century Avenue Overpass.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 180.



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 Route 11: Suzhou River and its banks

Suzhou River is the second largest river in Shanghai and finally enters Huangpu River, with a reputation of “natural bridge museum”. When you walk along the river bank, you can appreciate bridges and numerous excellent buildings in both western style and Shikumen style. During the walk, you can also see the battlefield sites and memorials of the Anti-Japanese War.

 

Ø  Tour includes the Bund, the Former Office Building of Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai Sihang Warehouse War Memorial Hall and Shanghai Post Museum.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 360. 



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Route 12: Shanghai in old times — a visit to Sinan Mansions

"Sinan Mansions" is the name of a community consisting of more than 50 garden villas on Sinan Road. Before the founding of the People's Republic of China, this area was a part of the French Concession and a microcosm of Shanghai's modern history. Located in a quiet and elegant place in the heart of Shanghai, the "Sinan Mansions" community is now commonly known as a hip area comprising a host of bars and cafes as well as some of the most luxurious residences. In addition, the former residences of many celebrities in modern Chinese history can be found in and around Sinan Mansions.

 

Ø  Tour includes Sinan Mansions and former residences of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, General Zhang Xueliang (Peter Chang) and Mr. Zhou Enlai, the first Premier of PRC. A visit to Jing’an Park and Shanghai Natural History Museum is also included.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 90.

 


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Route 13: Historical and Modern Architecture in Shanghai

Walking along Huaihai Road, one of the oldest commercial streets in Shanghai, you can see plenty of historical and modern architectures of very different styles and features. For example, Wukang Building (also known as Normandy Apartment), designed by Laszlo Hudek, a Slovakian architect resident in China, and built in 1920s, is the thinnest building in Shanghai.

Tianzifang Community has been transformed from retained residential buildings and factories to artsy bars, cafes, craft shops, design studios, galleries and boutiques.

 

Ø  Tour includes Huaihai Road, Wukang Building, and Tianzifang community.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 270.

 


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Route 14: A visit to Yuyuan Garden and Night Life at Yuyuan Bazaar

Yuyuan Garden is a classical garden ranking among the must-see attractions in Shanghai dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Yuyuan Garden is surrounded by Yuyuan Bazaar, a market famous for its traditional stores and goods. At night, appreciating night view on the Nine Bend Bridge in the bazaar is a unique experience of local lifestyle — colorful lights on both sides of the bridge are very attractive, while walking through the bridge is understood as a sign of happiness and peace.

 

Ø  Tour includes Yuyuan Garden and Yuyuan Bazaar, enjoying the night view of the ancient architectures, local shops and famous restaurants.

Ø  Time: 14:30–20:00

Ø  Simple dinner is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 270.

 


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Route 15: A visit to a cultural heritage site — Guangfulin

Guangfulin Relics, reputed as the "root of Shanghai", has a history of thousands of years and has undergone four archaeological excavations. In Guangfulin Cultural Relics Park, the ancient buildings are scattered. You will enjoy Taoism and Buddhist temples, pottery art exhibitions, and traditional Chinese academies and so on. The worthiest-visiting place in the park is the cultural exhibition, which shows Shanghai’s historical changes and folk customs and local life styles from ancient times to contemporary society. It attracts visitors home and abroad.

On the edge of the Guangfulin Cultural Relics Park is the Guangfulin Outskirt Park, where you can enjoy the sunshine, green space and wilderness.

 

Ø  Tour includes Guangfulin Cultural Relics Park and Guangfulin Outskirt Park.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 180.

 


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Route 16: Shanghai Lotus Festival at Guyi Garden

Located at Nanxiang Town, Guyi Garden was built during the Ming Dynasty. Covering an area of nearly 10 hectares, it was one of the most famous gardens of South China Style in Shanghai with beautiful natural scenery. Nanxiang Town is also famous for Mini Steamed Buns, a traditional Chinese snack.

 

Ø  Tour includes Lotus Festival in Guyi Garden, Nanxiang Town, and tasting the famous Mini Steamed Buns.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 90.

 


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Route 17: An old watertown – Zhujiajiao

With 1700 years’ history, Zhujiajiao with a reputation of “the oriental Venice” is one of most famous water towns in Shanghai and has thousands of architectures standing by the river built in Ming and Qing Dynasty, attracting domestic and foreign tourists with its elegance, tranquility and antiqueness.

 

Ø  Tour includes Zhujiajiao Old Watertown.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 90.

 



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Route 18: A combination of natural scenery and folk art

Fengjing is an old town in Jinshan District features antique flavor and amorous feelings of water land. The town has numerous rivers and more than 52 bridges, the oldest of which was built in Yuan Dynasty with 700 years’ history.

Farmers in Zhonghong Village of Fengjing Town take the varied folk customs and the bustling scenes of labor of villages in the lower reaches of Yangtze River as the themes of paintings, and create many “Jinshan Farmer Paintings” giving off the aroma of the earth in a simple style.

 

Ø  Tour includes Fengjing Town and Zhonghong Village.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 180.

 


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Route 19: Jewish Refugee Memorial and Zhoushan Road

The Jewish Refugee Memorial is to commemorate the history of Jewish refugees surviving in Shanghai during World War II. At least 18,000 European Jews fled to the city in the 1930s and 1940s after escaping from Nazi Germany. The memorial wall helps people remember the war and better understand the history and the efforts of Shanghai residents to protect Jewish refugees.

 

Ø  Tour includes the Jewish Refugee Memorial and Chapel, as well as Former Jewish Refugee Settlements on Zhoushan Road.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 90.

 


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Route 20: Sheshan National Holiday Resort and Shanghai Thames Town

Located in Songjiang District, which is the birthplace of the Shanghai's history and culture, Sheshan National Holiday Resort has unique natural views and cultural interest. You can also go to Shangahai Thames Town for quaint British charm.

 

Ø  Tour includes Sheshan National Holiday Resort and Shanghai Thames Town.

Ø  Time: 09:30–15:30

Ø  Lunch is included.

Ø  Maximum number of visitors: 90.