Combining contortions, lion dancing, bowl and plate spinning, fire breathing and various unicycle and kung-fu tricks, Chinese acrobatics is a wildly entertaining art form dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty. Witness an amazing performance by one of Shanghai’s leading acrobatic troupes, followed by an evening tour of The Bund’s glamorous European-style facades, the French Concession’s Art Deco elegance and Xintiandi’s chic renovated shikumen dining, shopping and entertainment zone.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Depart from hotel
7:30-9:00 p.m. Chinese Acrobatics Show
Chinese Acrobats are world-renowned for their skills and ability to entertain. Watch these trained professionals engage in amazing stunts like contortionism, tight-rope walking, extreme kung fu, plate balancing and fire breathing.
One of Shanghai’s most recognizable destinations, the Bund is known for its impressive collection of foreign concession-era Art Deco and neoclassical architecture featuring a unique combination of Western and Chinese characteristics. The Bund also affords an excellent view across the Huangpu River of Pudong’s towering skyline, creating a stunning contrast between past and present faces of Shanghai.
Enjoy a stroll through one of Shanghai’s most notorious and architecturally unique neighborhoods, theFrench Concession. Made famous during the Nationalist era of 1920s and ’30s, the concession’s winding streets, villa residences and Deco facades continue to intrigue. Afterward, proceed toXintiandi, a trendy land, lined with bars, restaurants and world-class shops and boutiques, housed in renovated traditional Shanghai-style lane houses (shikumen) featuring a unique blend of European and Chinese design.
10:00-11:00 p.m. Return to hotel