The Thrilling and Interesting Activities in Shanghai

Posted on December 21, 2011 Posted by Eric

Shanghai offers a huge variety of recreational pursuits that visitors can partake in. Ranging from amusement parks to river cruises, the place grabs the attention of thousands and compels many people to take cheap flights to Shanghai to have the most memorable time of their lives. Bowling and golfing are perhaps two of the most popular leisure activities amongst the visitors, expats, and locals. The city features more than 100 different golf courses and bowling centres all over the region. For more fun and entertainment, below are described some of the most adventurous and amusing activities, you must opt for.

The most popular and pleasurable entertainment in Shanghai is to enjoy waterfront sceneries. The famous one is river cruise that sails across Huangpu River and it should be placed on the top of the list. You will be enchanted to have the glance of picturesque landscapes, once you start an excursion. On one side Pudong’s glitzy, cutting-edge skyline charms like never before and on the other side The Bund mesmerizes with a sense of nostalgia this provides the most interesting and bewitching contrast of old and new Shanghai. The shortest excursion will take about 30 minutes and the longest one that take you to the mouth of the Yangtze River where it merges with the sea, completes its trip in about 3 hours.

Jin Jiang Amusement Park is another tempting attraction of Shanghai that is declared to be the first large-scale specialised amusement park and covers some 103,000 square metres. It features plenty of thrilling rides that are imported from overseas. The park is also equipped with many other recreational activities like cafes, restaurants and retail shops. The most popular and adventurous rides are UFO simulator, a fighter plane, a space shuttle, a layered merry-go-round and giant Ferris wheel. The sprawling 347-acre family friendly park, Shiji Gongyuan (Century Park) is situated in the southern part of Century Boulevard, and its landscape and design is totally impressive. It is categorized by 7 different sections that feature paddleboats, fishing gear, a huge lake in the centre, a bird sanctuary, a man-made cobblestone beach and a mini-golf course. Don’t bring your own bicycles choose from tandem bicycles, standard two-wheel bicycles that are perfect for manicured walkways.

Go-Karting is one of the most favorite and famous excursion in Shanghai that is extremely gaining fame throughout the world. Disc Kart has perhaps the best indoor racing arena of the city that is highly equipped with modern technical timing system. The karts are provided with powerful Honda engines and the track is also very much spacious. You must also head towards Shanghai International Circuit Kartworld, that provides FIA Grade-A go-karting facilities including a 1.2 kilometre race track. There are 18 challenging corners and is known to be the most challenging go-karting circuits of China. Don’t miss the chance to hit the magnificent bowling arenas (Cypress, Equatorial, Hua Ting, and Regal ) and do try golf (Shanghai International Golf and Country Club) , Kite flying and Rock Climbing (Ozark Rock-Climbing Centre and Shanghai Stadium Rock-Climb Sports Centre).

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