InterContinental Shanghai Expo
Wake up early and jogging on the riverside terrace opposite to the hotel. Relax yourself and take a breath of fresh air, and after an hour you should feel quite revitalised. Then, take a taxi to Yuyuan Garden and taste some Chinese tea to completely detoxify your body. Sit and sip on the 2nd floor of the teahouse by the 9-curves bridge in Yuyuan Garden and watch life go by. Then you can walk along the old street, where Chinese art, souvenirs, paintings, paper cuttings, ancient seal carvings and other art are available amidst Ancient Chinese architecture. Have a true local experience by bargaining with vendors or get a carving of your Chinese name.
Xintiandi is an area of Shanghai that teems with life. You will find a full range of restaurants, bars and shops located in authentic 'Shikumen' architecture. You can enjoy lunch from a large and varied choice of restaurants in these wonderful old buildings. A 30 minutes walk from Xintiandi is the Shanghai Museum where you will find the history and treasures of China, a must for all visitors fond of Chinese history. Having seen the past, just go next door to see the extraordinary plans for this city's future at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre. It's spectacular to see the plans, and almost comforting, as this city is growing so fast that it sometimes feels like it has a life of its own.
Shanghai is an incredible but hectic city, so take the evening to relax. Enjoy a fantastic dinner in one of the restaurants on the Bund, take in the view of the Huangpu river and see the fiery sunset that somehow feels so appropriate; Shanghai is a city with so much energy you would believe it could burn out the sun. If you feel infatuated with this impressive stretch, take a cruise down the river, see the wonderful architecture from a distance and feel the city regenerating for tomorrow.
Shanghai World Financial Center
With Shanghai's Pudong New area, the Shanghai World Financial Center is positioned at the very heart of the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, an area with the potential to develop into a major Asian center of international finance. Soaring to a height of 492m with 101 above-ground floors. SWFC is the world's tallest mixed-use urban development project.
The Mercedes-Benz Arena boasts an 18,000 seating multi functional performance space. Using only the most current equipment available to the industry, the main arena can be partitioned and divided to host any number of shows and satisfy any lighting, sound, and seating arrangement request. Also available in visitors is the Mixing Room, an intimate and private theatre / club designed with state of the art technology to guarantee that shows deliver a unique experience to each guest. Below the arena is a 20,000 square meter combined interactive retail, entertainment, dining, and leisure area. Open everyday, visitors will enjoy shopping in of our many stores, browsing the Mercedes-Benz Showroom, or maybe ice skating on Shanghai’s largest public ice skating rink.
The Maglev Train is the fastest in the world and Shanghai is the only place which has one. It takes you eight and a half minutes from Shanghai Pudong Airport to the Long Yang Road Station, a distance of 30km with a high speed of 431km/h.