Have you ever thought about joining in a short journey in China without worrying about visa problems? Now we provide you with a Shanghai visa free tour. Since 2016, several cities in China have approved a 144-Hour Transit Visa Exemption policy, and Shanghai is one of these cities. So during the 144 hours, you can enjoy a perfect 72 hours Shanghai Visa Free tour to tour Shanghai, an international metropolis in China. In the three days, you can not only tour several world-famous modern attractions, including Shanghai Center, Nanjing Road, and the Bund, but also visit some sightseeing with a long history, such as Jing’an Temple, Yu Garden, and Zhujiajiao Water Town. Although this journey is short, it will allow you to feel the rapid development of Shanghai while admiring the long history of this city. We believe that you will love this Shanghai Visa Free tour. All you have to do is to join us and enjoy your journey in Shanghai.
When you arrive in Shanghai, your China visa free tour will start. First, you will be picked up by your local tour guide, and then you will be transferred to the hotel. This Shanghai visa free tour includes a two-day journey, so please have a good rest for the coming journey.
Since you have come to Shanghai, let me give you a brief introduction to this international metropolis. As one of the economic centers of China, Shanghai has developed rapidly since the reform and opening up. For example, many skyscrapers and commercial streets such as Shanghai Center and Nanjing Road have emerged during these years. However, at the same time, Shanghai is also a city with a long history. Jing’an Temple, Yu Garden, and some other attractions will make you admire the long history of this city. So now I believe you must be looking forward to your journey in Shanghai!
How did you sleep last night? Today is your first day in Shanghai, and your journey will officially start. According to our previous introduction, Shanghai is not only an international metropolis with rapid development but also a city with a long history. So this morning, we will tour two attractions with a long history. After breakfast, we will first go to Jing’an Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Shanghai. It is said that Jing’an Temple was first built in 247. And it has a total area of 22,000 square meters. As for the layout of this temple, the front part of it is the temple, and the back part of it is the tower. When you come to this temple, you should visit the Precious Hall of the Great Hero, one of the main buildings of this temple. The hall is about 26 meters high and has 46 wooden pillars with a diameter of 0.72 to 0.8 meters. When you walk into it, you will see a 15-ton statue of Sakyamuni Buddha made of pure silver, which is spectacular. In addition, there is a 1,000-square-meter Tibetan scripture library underground, which stores 130,000 stone-carved scriptures. So we believe that when you come here, you will admire the magnificence of this temple.
Then the tour guide will take you to Yu Garden (closed on Monday). It was a representative private garden built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and it is also a typical garden in southern China. Nowadays, it covers an area of about 20,000 square meters. When you stroll in this garden, you will see many famous buildings with distinctive features, such as big rockery, Taihu stone, and Dragon wall. Among them, Taihu stone is about 2.3 meters high and is located in the middle of the veranda. It is also called “beauty waist” because of its beautiful appearance. So when you get there, you can see for yourself whether it is beautiful as its name.
This afternoon, we will take you to visit three modern attractions of Shanghai. After lunch, we will first go to Shanghai Tower, which is also one of the landmarks of Shanghai. It is 632 meters high and has a total construction area of 578,000 square meters, with 127 floors above ground and five floors underground. Looking at such a high building, you may wonder if there will be any safety problems. The answer is that there is no need to worry about its safety. Because the foundation of Shanghai Center is 88 meters deep, with 980 foundation pillars. This building can even resist a magnitude 16 typhoon and a magnitude 8 earthquake.
Next, you will go to Nanjing Road, one of the most famous commercial streets in Shanghai. This road is one of the earliest and most prosperous areas in Shanghai, with more than 700 shops on both sides of the street. With the deepening of reform and opening-up policy, merchants from all over the world have come here to start their businesses, making this road the “first street in China”. In addition, when you walk on this street, you will find M&M’S World Store, with an area of 1700 square meters. And you can even see the longest M&M candy wall in the world here. We believe that the fun atmosphere here will make you feel younger and full of energy.
Then we will tour the Bund, one of the most popular attractions of Shanghai. The Bund is 1.5 kilometers long and has 52 classical revival buildings with different styles, which are known as the Bund World Architecture Exhibition Group. It is an important historical site and representative building in modern China. In addition, there are also many landmark buildings such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, Jinmao Tower, Shanghai Tower, and Asia building. Among them, Asia Building is where the headquarter of China Pacific Insurance Company is located. It is fair to say that while carrying the history of Shanghai, the Bund has also witnessed the rapid development of Shanghai, which represents the city of Shanghai to some extent.
After breakfast, we will take you to Zhujiajiao Water Town, which is 49 kilometers west of the center of Shanghai, and it will take you about 1 hour to drive there. The total area of it is 136.85 square kilometers. The scenery here is beautiful, and it is one of the four famous historical and cultural towns in Shanghai. At the same time, it also has a historical atmosphere. And in this town, you will see a famous bridge named Fangsheng bridge, which is also the largest five-hole big stone bridge in southern China. And there is a story about this bridge. It is said that a monk named Xing Chao did good deeds for the people. Once during the bridge repair process, the bridge piles could not be driven down. A fairy disguised as a beggar, spat out some Jujube kernels and turned them into reed beaches to help the bridge piles stand up. So to thank this fairy, this bridge was set as a place to free captive animals, which gradually became a tradition in the Ming and Qing (1636-1912) Dynasties. After that, every year on the first day of the lunar calendar, the local monks held a grand ceremony on the top of the bridge to release live fish into the river to show respect for life.
After visiting Zhujiajiao Water Town, we will escort you to the airport. So this short but beautiful journey is coming to an end, we believe that these three days have made you fall in love with this city. Looking forward to our next meeting.
Author: Zhang Yufan
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We started with a few days in Beijing & ended in Shanghai, from where we visited the Forbidden City and Great Wall. In between we visited Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Panda Base, Shanghai Disneyland.
We had a wonderful holiday in China which will remain long in the memory. China is a breathtakingly beautiful country full of splendid temples and palaces, mountains and rivers, peaceful rural scenes and bustling shopping streets.