Shanghai to Suzhou: First time to China – Part 4

WildChina > Destinations > Shanghai to Suzhou: First time to China – Part 4

It was a grand time introducing our new friends to the wonders of China. For most of this Brazilian team of travel professionals, it was their very first time to the Middle Kingdom and we made sure they saw all the highlights in style. We hiked along the Great Wall, stared back at the stone-faced terracotta warriors, and floated down Guilin’s Li River between the Karst Mountains. For our final few days we explored one of the world’s most international cities, Shanghai, and then took a day trip from Shanghai to Suzhou to wander its famous gardens and canals.

We hope you enjoy reliving some travel memories with us:


A guided tour of the Shanghai museum gave a concise insight into 5000 years of Chinese history and culture.


shanghai-shopThe group took an outing to Tianzifang, one of Shanghai’s hippest neighborhoods, filled with independent art shops, restaurants and cafes.


shanghai-paper-cutsA Chinese paper-cutting artist sells his work along the streets in Tianzifang.


shanghai-xintiandiNot far away, the stylish Shanghai neighborhood of Xintiandi offered a selection of some of the city’s best restaurants, as well as a beautiful setting for enjoying an outdoor meal on a Spring day.



One of Shanghai’s most iconic views: the Pudong skyline. Twenty years ago, this view across the Huangpu River would have been farmland. Today, it’s one of the world’s largest economic hubs.


shanghai-hotel-roomOur guests got to enjoy this view from their hotel windows, with riverfront rooms at The Peninsula Shanghai


suzhou-selfieOn day two, the group woke up early and took a train from Shanghai to Suzhou. On China’s high-speed rail network, the 60 mile trip took only 30 minutes. It was worth a special photo.


suzhou-canalSuzhou is a city of canal networks, often called the Venice of the East.


suzhou-man-on-boatCanals are integrated into daily life in this city. Many in Suzhou use boats as a primary mode of transportation, or even live or work on the waterways.


suzhou-garden Suzhou is also famous for its studiously manicured gardens, once owned and maintained by some of China’s richest families.


Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Shanghai, and short side trip from Shanghai to Suzhou – these Brazilian travel professionals have seen the China highlights in (WildChina) style. We hope you’ve enjoyed traveling along with them! Contact a WildChina travel designer to plan your own journey to discover China:

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