When early summer comes, a short tour at the weekend to avoid the heat and hustles of the city become popular among those people working and living in Shanghai. Many people may choose a short tour at those neighboring cities like Hangzhou and Suzhou. These cities do have great views, but may still be crowded as they are tourist cities. For a relaxed and fresh tour at Shanghai adjacent areas, here is a list of top destinations.
Hengsha Island is one of the located in the east end of Yangtze River mouth. It adjoins Chongming Island in the north and Changxing Island in the west.
Fengjing Ancient Town
Fengjing Ancient Town is a famous historical and cultural town. It is located in southwest of Shanghai. This is a typical Jiangnan style water town.
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town is another town around Shanghai City. It is located in suburban of Shanghai. Reputed as “Venice of Shanghai”, Zhujiajiao town has charming scenery of water, river, bridge and ancient houses.
Shanghai Dongtan Wetland Park
Shanghai Dongtan Wetland Park is located in Chongming District. It covers a land about 250 square kilometers.