CHINA in East Asia, is one of the world’s oldest civilisations, consisting of states and cultures dating back more than six millennia. It has the world’s longest continuously used written language system and is said to be the source of some of the world’s great inventions, including the compass, gunpowder, and printing. China is emerging as a major player in the superyacht industry with superyacht construction, international boat shows and world class marinas being developed.
Regular superyacht visitation is on the increase, as are marine facilities built for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, and there have been many built since. Shanghai is one of the most fascinating cities on the face of the Earth and home to over 13 million people. The streets are packed with people, cars and bicycles, weaving an extraordinary tapestry of humanity.
Yet, serenity can always be found – be it a class practicing Tai Chi in a park or the peaceful repose of the city’s fabled jade Buddha. This famous port on the Huangpu River has played a pivotal role in the tumultuous history of modern China. Originally, a chief treaty port inflicted by the West on Imperial China, Shanghai was famed for the Bund, an elegant section of riverbank lined with great mercantile houses and elegant mansions.
The city was also the cradle of the Chinese Communist Party, and it is here that the People’s Republic created its vast commercial and industrial bastion. Discover some of Shanghai’s legendary attractions, from exquisite temples and superb museums, to a stroll along the Bund with its elegant 19th century European architecture. The city is also your gateway to the Grand Canal and the famed cities of Wuxi and Suzhou