With its vertiginous sky scrapers and sleek, contemporary veneer, Shanghai epitomizes modern China. Culture, world-class shopping and a vibrant dining scene collide in this fast-paced metropolis, best explored by strolling the Bund, marvelling at Pudong’s glittering skyline. Beyond Shanghai you’ll find Suzhou’s exquisite imperial gardens, and the undulating hills and sacred West Lake of Hangzhou.
Immerse yourself in the urban glamour of Shanghai and discover a melting pot of east-meets-west culture, where cutting edge architecture rubs shoulders with art-deco design and traditional Shanghainese homes. In stark contrast, the elegant ‘water cities’ of Wuzhen and Fengjing offer a glimpse into the silk trade of the Qing Dynasty with their ancient stone bridges and network of canals. Discover the tranquillity of Hangzhou’s West Lake, sip tea amidst the plantations of Longjing, and encounter the medieval villages and forested peaks of Huangshan, perhaps one of China’s most ethereally beautiful locations.