In the 19th century, Shanghai was only a small fishery town. However, due to its good harbor position, Shanghai developed rapidly and became one of the foreign trading ports of China. From 1990, after reform and open policy, Shanghai started to progress vigorously, and since then has become China’s biggest economic center and the world’s biggest trading harbor.
Visit Shanghai’s finest sights in our one day program.
Yu Yuan Garden
One of Shanghai’s most precious green oases. Constructed in the 16th century, this green oasis can be described as one of Shanghai’s most valuable sights. It combines all the aspects of a classical Chinese garden – water, architecture, vegetation and rocks, creating a typical South Chinese garden style. See beautiful traditional buildings, ponds and pagodas on a walk through the garden, take a seat somewhere and learn about the history and stories surrounding Yu Yuan Garden.
One of the main reasons for Shanghai’s current importance to China and the world is its foreign trade, established in the middle of 19th century. In the treaty of Nanjing in 1842, Shanghai was selected as one of five cities open to foreign countries. Since then, the favourably located Bund has been the center of Shanghai’s flourishing growth. The old colonial buildings at the riverside of Huangu River give witness to Shanghai’s most uprising days, giving the Bund’s boulevard a more international flair than elsewhere in China. Nowadays the 52 romanesque, gothic, renaissance or baroque revival buildings are used by banks, famous hotels or consulates.
Tian Zi Fang
As a former part of the French concession area, Tian Zi Fang is one of Shanghai’s most preserved quarters of Shanghai. The charming small streets and alleyways hide lots of cafes and small shops selling handcrafted goods, making the neighbourhood a delightful experience for seeking out souvenirs or Chinese art. The local inhabitants of Tian Zi Fang are very proud of the calming and laid back atmosphere here.
Shanghai local snacks and Shanghai cuisine
As food has a very high importance in the Chinese culture, Shanghai offers a wide range of typical dishes. Besides many seafood dishes, the typical Hu cuisine, as the local cuisine is also referred to, also offers pork and chicken dishes. A special delicacy is Xiaolongbao, a special kind of dumpling, filled with meat and soup, and often served as a snack. For some popular restaurants, you will see throngs of Chinese people waiting, sometimes for hours, for a chance to sample these delicious local dishes.
Boat trip along the Bund
Witness the most spectacular view of Shanghai, where the old colonial-era buildings of the Bund and skyscrapers of the upcoming Pudong district create an unforgettable contrast of past and present.
- 31st July 2017
- 630 RMB
(Roughly 92 USD / 86 EUR / 92CHF, depending on the current exchange rate)
Note 01: The price in foreign currency depends on the currency rate to RMB.
Note 02: Adviser: For every 7 students, one adviser (teacher) goes free.
Note 03: One day exploration program in Shanghai. We will inform you of the meeting point and specific timings of the day in advance.
Included during the program
- All visits & agenda arrangement
- Two meals
- All entrance fees
Not included in the price:
- Transportation to the meeting point on the morning of August 2