Discover what being a DreamTrips™ Member is all about on this Welcome DreamTrip to Shanghai, China. Visit the 1,700-year-old town of Zhujiajiao, and take in its well-preserved ancient buildings, rock bridges, alleyways and canals – this ancient water town is considered Shanghai’s Venice. Interesting sights include Kezhi Garden, North Street, a Qing Dynasty post office and Yuanjin Buddhist Temple. After lunch, stop at the Bund, a popular waterfront that offers scenic views of skyscrapers and the river. Before dinner, stroll through the Chenghuang Temple market area full of vendor stalls, tea shops and street food sellers.
What we love:
• Zhujiajiao is nicknamed “Pearl Stream,” thanks to a shining pearl that’s part of the decoration on an iconic stone arch bridge.
• The architectural styles of the buildings that line the Bund range from baroque revival to art deco.
• The Chenghuang Temple, or “City God Temple,” is a Taoist temple and comprises several palaces, halls and gardens.
The Holiday Inn Shanghai Hongqiao is located along the western outskirts of the city and sits within easy driving distance of popular sightseeing destinations. Enjoy freshly caught Cantonese seafood, steak and more at the hotel’s on-site international-style restaurant and relax with a cocktail in the Lobby Lounge.