The steel spheres of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower of Shanghai dominate the city skyline, 11km away. Travel to the rotating restaurant and sightseeing deck for high views of the Yangtze River, or browse the lower sphere's museum and futuristic space city.
Cascading waterfalls and trickling streams lead you to distinguished Chinese pavilions and classical structures guarded by mythical figures at Yuyuan Gardens, 20 minutes' drive away. Explore the rockeries, ponds and vibrant fauna in tranquil surroundings.
Head for the neon lights to join the throng of shoppers at up-and-coming Wujiaochang on Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan's doorstep. An egg-shaped transparent roof covers the sunken Wanda Plaza where you'll discover tea houses, restaurants, bars and boutiques.
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Strolling along the picturesque western bank of Huangpu River, 8km away, to admire The Bund's rich cluster of Gothic, Baroque and Art-Deco architecture. Pause at Sassoon House for toe-tapping live jazz and admire the ceiling mosaics at the HSBC Building.
Cross a zigzag bridge to reach Huxinting Teahouse, with its large pavilion in the midst of an artificial lake, 10km from Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan. Tea connoisseurs will show you the age-old rituals of tea sampling as a woodwind band entertains.