Visiting Shanghai with your family could be a fun trip, because Shanghai, the most dynamic city of China, offers much to do for both kids and adults. Compare with other tourist cities of China, Shanghai is the best play where the tradition meets the modern most perfectly, and where you can both trace back to the hundred years ago as well as experience the most fashion parts of the city.
The bund might be the only place that you can visit twice in a day but still get fresh impressions. In a day tour to the Bund, you can get a clear view of the exotic building clusters in the Bund, and view the amazing skyline of this metropolis. In a night to the Bund, you will see the dynamic parts of the old buildings, as well as this city. A colorful kaleidoscope of flashing lights and the neon light shows presenting the charm of this ever-bright city. And a night cruising on the Huangpu River is a fun and relaxing experience for all ages appreciating the beauty of both side of the River.
Never think to explore the old parts of Shanghai will be boring, because what you will see in an ancient site of Shanghai is a seamless combination of how the local keeping their lives with the old buildings. A visit to TianZiFang or the Old French Concession, you will see how the locals lead their present lives with those old fashioned buildings. Walking through the narrow alleys or cycling around the area could be fun for kids, and they may find some interesting little shops at the corner. Also, enjoy a tea time with your family in Xintiandi, a old-fashion area with modern cafés, lounges and malls will bring you a mixture feeling about this city, fashion but classic, oriental but also western style.
Children are always animal-lovers. While visiting Shanghai, the most modern city of China, there are still some natural attractions for kids to see the animals, such as Shanghai Ocean Park (the Asia’s largest aquarium), Shanghai Wild Animal Park (where you can take a special bus tour to see the wild animals), and Shanghai Natural Wild-insect Kingdom (near the Oriental Rearl Tower for all things creepy and crawly).
You will appreciate the amazing skyline of Shanghai at the Bund, and do you ever think to reach the top of this city? For family travelers with kids, especially with teenagers, go higher to view the city from the top is really an exciting experience. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Builing are the three tallest building of Shanghai, where you can have a breathtaking panorama view of the city with the Bund, the Huangpu River and the modern skyscrapers.
For kids, traveling is a good way to learn about the different culture and the world. Since your family visit Shanghai with kids, you will spend a study time with your children, learning more about this oriental city together. An essential visit to Yu Garden offers you the chance to appreciate the classic elegant garden in the South of China. While taking a trip to the Shanghai Museum, or Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, both the adults and the kids will get a better mind of how this city has been developing from a little county to the top metropolis of China.
Near Shanghai city, there are some small water towns, like Zhujiajiao Old Town and Fengjing Old Town, where you can taste the traditional local snacks, view the oriental picturesque view of the small water Towns, and experience the leisurely life-pace of the locals.
Shopping for some local features souvenirs or cheap stuff at Yuyuan Bazaar or Nanjing Road may be fun for both boys and girls above 10 yrs, since they are the age with greatest curiosity. Also a Chinese Acrobatics Show at night will delighted them as well.
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