From yoga retreats to cultural jaunts and outdoor swims, we present six of the best days out which are no more than 90 minutes away from Shanghai. Click through our list below to find out more about each trip, how to get there and what to do when you arrive. Happy day tripping.
Break away from the West Lake trail with a Zen day at one of the prettiest and most serene places we've ever practised yoga. Afterwards take in the Qing-Dynasty style Cheng Huang Temple where the centre is housed and spend the day ambling through its tranquil hilltop forest. Read more
Skip Suzhou’s usual tourist trap gardens and canal tours and instead head for some more alternative areas of the city for a dose of culture. Read more
90 minutes away by train, Zhenjiang boasts the beautiful Jiaoshan Park, with a tranquil island in the middle of the Yangtze. Read more
Lounge on the picnic-perfect grassy areas, wander through the miniature wooded hill and sun yourself at this man-made beach in Songjiang district. Read more
Trek to Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum on the pretty Purple Mountain and then cool down with a swim in nearby Zixia Lake. Read more
Ride Chinese gondolas through the bamboo-lined waterways of Changshu’s marshy nature reserve. Read more