Explore! Shanghai and the Bund

Shanghai, a city of more than 23.9 million people, is the second largest city in China. (Chongqing is the largest, with more than 32 million!) With a rich history of international trading, Shanghai is truly a modern city.

Our hotel is walking distance from the Bund; an area with dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River.

At the end of the 19th century, the Bund housed numerous banks and trading houses from the United Kingdom, France, US, Italy, Russia, Germany, Japan, Netherlands and Belgium, as well as the consulates of Russia and Britain.

Today, it is the hub of tourism in Shanghai. The wide walkway on the Huangpu River offers spectacular views of modern Shanghai architecture and the busy river traffic.

Skyscrapers dominate the horizon, with the Oriental Pearl Tower capturing the eye of every visitor.

At a height of 1,535 feet, the Tower is home to the local TV and radio stations. There are fifteen observation levels; the highest at 1,148 ft.

There is a revolving restaurant at the 876 ft level.

The Tower also contains exhibition facilities, restaurants and a shopping mall.

There is also a 20-room hotel called the Space Hotel between the two large spheres.

At night, the exterior lights change in color and design, creating a sight unmatched anywhere.

In the evening, a popular activity is to take a cruise on the Huangpu River, to enjoy the splendor that is Shanghai at night.

Our hotel is also walking distance to Nanjing Road, the neon splendored walking street that rivals the Ginza in Tokyo. It is “shopping heaven” with numerous upscale shops and restaurants. It is also a great place for people watching.