What to do in Shanghai?

Start your day in typical Chinese style by inviting your conference attendees to a morning tai chi class in Shanghai. Because who says you can't hold your fringe programme BEFORE your business event?

Tai chi in Shanghai

Many Chinese opt to start their day on the city's waterfront promenade The Bund. Be it in one of the many nearby parks or on the banks of the Huangpu River. Everywhere you turn, you will see people following their early morning exercise regime. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that seeks perfection in slow, deliberate motion. Appearances are deceptive – it is no less strenuous than cycling or running, because slow and smooth movements require a lot of practice. Bow stances and waving hands like clouds – try it out for yourself! An instructor will help you acquire the basic movements, focus and inner calm.

Practising this traditional sport against the backdrop of the Pudong skyscrapers is a memorable experience. Maybe the business district is the destination for your next business trip or conference? Get your day underway with active recreation and boost your energy levels and inner calm with tai chi in Shanghai.