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City Hotel Shanghai is in city center, Shanghai (Puxi), close to Shanghai Exhibition Center, Jing An Temple, and French Concession. Also nearby are People's Square and Shanghai Museum.

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1. Moller Villa

The Shanghai Moller Villa Mansion is one of Shanghai's most prominent and noticeable buildings. And it is just cross the street of City Hotel!

tour1History: This mansion was completed in 1936byaSwedish shipping mogul named Eric Moller. The building was mostly Scandinavian style with tour1-routesome fascinating Chinese features. It is now a boutique hotel and you can walk in anytime you like.

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Xintiandi (新天地)

Xin Tian Di is a former old city area of Shanghai’s French Quarter - a re-creation born out of the sprawls of Shikumen housing, which is the architectural symbol of Shanghai in the 20th century, Shanghai Xintiandi is an urban tourist attraction imbued with the city’s historical tour2-1and cultural legacies. Shanghai Xintiandi’s Shikumen attraction was created by converting residential blocks into a multifunctional dining, retail and entertainment center flowing with restaurants, boutiques, cafes and bars of an international standard. The Shikumen buildings within Shanghai Xintiandi retain the antique walls, tiles and exterior of the Shikumen housing of old Shanghai, while the internal spaces have been designed and decorated to suit the up tempo lifestyle of the 21st century urbanites, with infinite details that exude the casual elegance of modern city living. Shanghai Xintiandi is where “yesterday meets tomorrow in Shanghai today.”

The Shui On Group raised the new idea of Shikumen conversion as early as in 1997: To abandon the residential function of Shikumen, and promote its role tour2-2as a business district, turning the centennial antique quarter into a world full of vitality, vigor and cultural prestige. Breaking ground in 1999, the entire project had an expected budget of US$150 million. The first stage, Xintiandi Plaza, was completed in late 2001. Today, Xintiandi Plaza has already become a new Shanghai landmark. Containing 30,000 square metres and with a gross floor area of 60,000 square metres, the blocks of Shikumen buildings, with their preserved original walls and tiles, give tourists a unique feel of walking the bustling Shanghai tour2-3streets of the 1920s and 30s. Inside every building — which may house a stylish international gallery, a trendy haute boutique, a theme restaurant, a fashionable cafe or a bar — everything is designed to keep pace with an exciting, modern lifestyle that is becoming vastly synonymous with the city of Shanghai. The marvelous Shikumen courtyard outside and the gleaming modernity inside strike a curious but charming contrast, shuttling customers between the past and the present.

tour2-4What’s more, the assortment of street performances, the exciting promotions and first-rate events place Shanghai Xintiandi at the top of Shanghai’s places to be, with its urban vitality and celebration of life. Shanghai Xintiandi has rewritten the history of Shikumen, salvaging it from decay and revitalizing it with a new modernity. Today Shanghai Xintiandi has become the place of choice for local people, visitors from the mainland, and tourists from abroad who long to sample this glorious city’s past and its dramatic metamorphosis into a metropolis booming with international promise.

tour2-route Location:
Around the crossroad of Middle Huaihai Road and South Huangpi Road

Walking distance: About 20 minutes

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3.Tianzifang (田子坊

Tianzifang is also a tourist shopping and cafe area in Shanghai in the Old French Quarter. Unlike the better known Xintiandi area nearby, the area retains an “organic and original” feel because the area hasn’t been markedly reconstructed in recent years. Instead you’ll see buildings, alleys and streets of the old French Quarter tour3with later Chinese additions piled on.
Lane 210, Taikang Road, Luwan District,Shanghai

Walking distance:
About 20 minutes

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Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum houses over 120,000 pieces of cultural relics in twelve categories, including Chinese bronze, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy, and artifacts. It is especially well-known for its collection of bronze pieces.Museum.jpg
201 Renmin Avenue, Shanghai

Walking Distance: 20-30 minutes

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5.The Bund

For a century the Bund has been one of the most recognizable architectural symbols and pride of Shanghai. When the first British company opened an office at the Bund in 1846, it became the epitome of elegance. Now many attractive newconstructions have been erected in addition to the historical buildings.tour5-1tour5-2

Extends from Jinling Road in the south to the Waibaidu Bridge over the Suzhou Creek in the north, on the western bank of the Huangpu River, a tributary of the Yangtze River.
Walking Distance
: 30-40 minutes

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