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December 7, 2010 1:41 PM Subscribe
What touristy things can be done in Shanghai and Beijing in January?
posted by OompaLoompa to travel & transportation around Shanghai, China (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My company CEO and VP are taking an extended trip to Shanghai in January, with a two-day detour to Bejing for fun.
I've been tasked with researching a list of tourist attractions they can visit when they aren't working. They're both male, and about 25 or 30 years apart in age, but both healthy and fans of sports, dining and the arts. Aside from the biggies like shopping in Shanghai and visiting the Forbidden City and Great Wall in Beijing, what would you recommend, oh hive mind?
They'll have a local friend with them part of the time, but neither speaks Mandarin, so I also may need to hire them a guide or translator.
Any recommendations for sights or tourism agencies is most welcome! Most of my own travel experiences tends toward the "on-a-shoestring" variety, so I almost don't even know where to begin when cost isn't much of a concern.