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Shanghai is undoubtedly a highlight of a tour of China, and the coastal city has plenty of appeal for people from all walks of life. However, its size can certainly seem overwhelming, and paring down your itinerary from a long list of popular tourist draws is a daunting task. A good place to start is by determining which spots can't be missed, and according to The Associated Press, there are few destinations in particular that fit the bill.
The Bund, a beautiful stretch of the city that runs along the banks of the Huangpu River, is a good place to start. Walking through this region brings you face to face with the commercial center of Shanghai, and it is home to many of the city's most elegant buildings. Among its most famous residents is the HSBC Building, which has been a fixture in Shanghai since it was completed in the 1920s. According to the AP, the pedestrian walkway that spans a flood barrier built in the 1990s offers the best views of the river and the city skyline.
Aside from skyscrapers, Shanghai is also home to a number of impressive urban parks, including the picturesque Fuxing Park. Located in the People's Square, this urban oasis is more than just a lush escape from the bustling city streets. The park is often filled with activity including dancers, mah-jong players and groups of people practicing tai chi. Even just a quick walk through Fuxing Park will give you an idea of why it's such a popular destination.
Before bidding farewell to Shanghai, you should make a point to visit the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. At more than 1,100 feet tall, the top floor offers spectacular views of the city, which will certainly leave a lasting impression.
(Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi)
Come face-to-fin with one of the deep blue sea’s most mysterious creatures as you extend a hand to feed the sting rays that circle your boat in the crystal waters that surround stunning Langkawi.
As your small motorboat slides onto the sandy bank of a deserted beach and your attentive guides set up a gourmet seaside picnic, all that’s left to do is allow the turquoise waters of this remote paradise wash away your stresses.
(Bangkok, Chiang Mai)
The rhythmic rock of your elephant companion will put you at ease as you take in the sights and sounds of Chiang Mai’s pristine rainforest atop Thailand’s most famous native animal.
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