4 Cities to Start Your Discovery of New China

With over 600 cities, China is no doubt one of the largest countries on earth. If you’re not sure where to start your journey, keep reading.

Think China is all about Beijing and The Great Wall? Think again! As one of the four great ancient civilisations of the world, the evolution of the Red Dragon takes you on a journey that’s a unique blend of ancient culture and modern skylines.

Offering nature, traditional architecture, nightlife and more – here are four cities to kickstart your discovery of New China!


Shanghai Bund

Wondering where to start? Zoom in onto Shanghai! Better known as the gateway to China, Shanghai is the country’s largest economic and trade center. The city oozes an atmosphere of modernity and vitality. Standing at the frontline of China’s economic development and with its prosperous cosmopolitan features, the Pudong area is guaranteed to wow visitors.

What’s most interesting is Shanghai retains China’s last vestige of its colonial past, creating this special blend of East and West. Of the city’s key highlights, we recommend your top must-visit attractions include the Bund’s symbolic colonial architecture, Yuyuan Garden, Zhujiajiao Water Town and the city’s gorgeous nightlife.

After a long day out exploring, treat your tired feet to a nice soak at Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai. With state-of-the-art facilities to meet the demanding lifestyle of road warriors today, Modena by Fraser Putuo Shanghai is also only four stops away from Jingan Temple, connecting inter-city travellers via the Metro Station Line 7 and Shanghai Train Station. How’s that for comfort and convenience in a cosmopolitan city?

Binhai, Tianjin

Bird's eye view of Binhai Tianjin

Down by the west coast of Bohai Sea, you’ll find Binhai – one of Tianjin’s newly established districts. International tourists worldwide are increasingly learning about this city via their global cruising route’s port of call at Tanggu, the centre of Binhai.

Fresh and functional, Binhai paves the way for New China with its nine industrial districts. If you’re sent there on business, you should visit their new specialised areas of commerce such as the Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area, Binhai Tourism Zoen, Zhongxin Eco City and more. On your days off, explore the historical relics, natural scenery, temples, churches, assembly halls and commemorative sites of the Chinese revolution of Tianjin just a short ride away!

Feeling unsure about this new city? Don’t worry, pack away and be welcomed to Binhai with us at Fraser Place Binhai, Tianjin.

If you prefer being nearer Tianjin’s main entertainment area, check out Fraser Place Tianjin. Located close to the historic Nankai district and Olympic Center Stadium, you’ll find the XiQing Economic Development District, Ao Cheng Entertainment Area and Tianjin Water Park within a 15-minute walk. How’s that for business-leisure convenience!


Explore Shenzhen architecture and streets

Shopping, museums and theme parks – Shenzhen is one of the largest global manufacturing hubs with much to offer families, independent travellers and bleisure travellers alike. It’s also a great place to discover the city’s rich history, food, art and adventure.

Start your trip with a visit to the Window of the World, a theme park that allows you to traverse the globe with its miniature versions of wonders of the world. Then go on to Chinese Town East and Minsk World’s Military Theme Park before wandering around Pedestrian Street. Satisfy the tech geek in you by exploring Huaqiangbei Wholesale Market. Top off your Shenzhen experience by visiting the Dameisha and Xiaomeisha beaches

After a long day exploring one of China’s most vibrant cities, relax and re-energise at the chic Capri by Fraser, Shenzhen / China, a design-led hotel-residence. For travellers who want to indulge, the elegant Fraser Suites Shenzhen is where you can work hard and relax in luxury. Coupled with Fraser Place Shekou, Shenzhen overlooking the scenic Shenzhen Bay, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to unwind!

Take a peek at the stylish living spaces of Capri by Fraser, Shenzhen / China, which is also Frasers Hospitality’s first Capri by Fraser hotel-residence in China.


Discover the coast of Dalian

Did you know? Dalian held the title of China’s Best Tourist City by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation in 2007! Also known as the Northern Pearl, Dalian is one of the most popular cities in China attracting several domestic and international travellers, especially from Japan, Korea and Russia.

Unlike historical Beijing or Xi’an, you will find the city’s laid-back allure through its beautiful beaches and museums. Immerse in its gorgeous modern ambience and pack your itinerary with places like Tiger Beach, Xinhai Beach, Bang Chui Dao Island, Laobutan Scenic Park, Zhongshan square, and more!

Come explore the sights and sounds of Dalian with your family and friends! Start planning your trip now and stay with us at the newly opened Fraser Suites Dalian.

There you have it – your gateway into New China. Ever travelled to these cities? Or perhaps you’ve been to other unique Chinese cities? Share your experiences with us in the comments below!


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