French Concession & Shikumen @ SHANGHAI
French concession & Shikumen @ SHANGHAI
Thanks to the western style of this area Shanghai earned the nickname of "Paris of the East".
We recommend starting the itinerary from the Cathay Cinema, a beautiful Art Deco style building located in the commercial heart of the city.
Keep south-east along the streets of South Maoming Rd, Nanchang Rd, Rujing Rd, Gaolan Rd until you reach Sinan Rd.
In these less crowded streets, you can feel the European charm of the old French Concession and discover some sought-after stores.
Arrived in Sinan Rd do not miss the Old Residence of Sun Yat Sen. Get to know about a man who has strongly influenced the history of modern China.
At the end of the visit proceed east, towards on Middle Fuxing Rd.
Go through Fuxing Park, a place that perfectly combines Chinese and French characters and a good spot to observe the habits of local inhabitants.
Continue on Middle Fuxing Rd and then turn left onto Madang Rd.
Before relaxing and delving into Xintiandì, be sure to visit two different landmarks of Shanghai's history.
The Shikumen Open House Museum pictures what was the architectural style and habits of the inhabitants of the city.
The Shikumen style in fact, combines Chinese and European elements, embodying the unique history of the city.
A little further onyou find the Site of the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party which preserves the testimonies of the founding of the CCP that happened right in this building of the French Concession.
Keep up towards Xintiandì. You will then understand why this old Shikumen-style complex is among the most elegant and fashionable places in all of China.
OUR TOUR GUIDES
You can choose from the drop-down menu if you want an expert guide who will show you all the wonders you will encounter during the suggested itinerary.
You will be entitled to 8 hours of service. If the itinerary chosen by you has a duration of less than 8 hours, you can add another PickItLocal itinerary in the same city among those available or just few other attractions, or ask your tour guide to assist you in visiting another point of interest or help you with your shopping.The cost of the service refers to a group, regardless of the number of participants (eg if you travel with friends your whole group pays only once)
You can choose from the drop-down menu if you want a transportation service of 4-seater private car, or 9-seater tourist bus or 30-seater tourist bus. You are entitled to 8 hours of service. If the itinerary you choose has a duration of less than 8 hours, you can add another PickItLocal itinerary in the same city among those available or just few other attractions, or ask to assist you in visiting another point of interest.The cost of the service refers to a group, regardless of the number of participants (eg if you travel with friends your whole group pays only once)It's a private service, so the mean of transportation you select can be solely used by your group. The parking and lunch costs of the driver are not included in the fee. The costs will be shown to you upon receipts and the amounts can be reimbursed directly to the driver.