The Bund :
The word"Bund"was derived from Anglo-Indian word meaning quay, it is where the European, American and Japanese trading houses, clubs, consulates and banks had their headquarters in 1920s and 1930s, the stretch of neo-classical buildings along the bund left from then have been renovated by the government and are beautiful illuminated at night. The bund is about a mile long and it has become Shanghai's fulcrum.
Located in the Old Town of Shanghai and laid out in 1559 AD by a powerful Ming official, Yu Garden recreates a beautiful landscape of pagodas, pavilions, rockeries, fountains, ancient trees and precious flowers, making it a fine example of Ming garden design.
Outside the Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market is a crowded, bustling and touristy market with different snacks and trinkets.
If your clients have more time, there are some secondary choices of sights in Shanghai:
Jade Buddha Temple is named after its two exquisite milk-white jade Buddha statues brought back to China from Burma (Myanmar) by a Chinese monk Huigen in 1882. The statues were brought to Shanghai in 1918 after the temple was completed.
The temple is one of Shanghai's few active Buddhist temples attracting large numbers of local people and tourists, it is a spiritual oasis in the midst of a modern metropolis. During the Spring Festival (usually falls in January or February), about 20,000 Chinese Buddhists come to worship.
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower stands opposite to the Bund in the Pudong area by the bank of Huangpu River, with 468-meter height, it is the highest TV Tower in Asia and the third highest one in the world, where on the sightseeing - seeing floor, you can get a bird's-eye view of Shanghai.
Completely in 1999, Jin Mao Building has 88 floors above ground and 3 floors underground with a total height of 420.5m. It is the highest one in China and the third highest in the world. From floor 53 to 87, is the highest hotel in the world, Grand Hyatt. It takes only 45 seconds for you to go up to the sightseeing hall which is the largest sightseeing hall in China on the 88th floor, where you can have a stunning view both outside and inside through the hotel's atrium.
Zhujiajiao old town is a well-preserved and fan-shaped old town with hundreds of years of history around the shore of vast Dingshan Lake, one of the largest commercial centers on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911AD), where you can see thousands of buildings in Ming and Qing style standing along the river, 36 old stone bridges connecting nine streets in the old town to form a unique and beautiful waterscapes.
Of course, there are more places in Shanghai for people to pay a visit such as: Shanghai Municipal History Museum, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, French Concession, etc. contact us for more details.