First of all you turn up at the ticket desk which is located in a subway tunnel underneath the bund. It isn't that well marked and we wouldn't have heard of the sightseeing tunnel if we hadn't looked it up. We had actually walked past the entrance the day before and didn't even notice it. It's not particularly attractive subway tunnel, it feels as though you are heading down to the general subway tunnel for a normal train. You get to the ticket desk expecting to just hand over some money for a one way or return ticket. But you are greeted with an overdecorated ticket office with signs all over the place with a load of different prices. Essentially you can choose a single or one way ticket, or you can choose a package of seeing one or a few attractions such as the pearl tower etc packaged in with the single or one way ticket. The sightseeing tunnel is a useful way to get across the bund without having to wait for the ferry or walk across the closest bridge. They have to price it higher because otherwise the people using the ferry would overload the sightseeing tunnel and use that as a way to travel across to the other side. You head to the sightseeing tunnel which again isn't that well signposted, you head to the side of the subway tunnel and then show your ticket and around and into an escalator. The sightseeing tunnel itself is rather corny but an experience there is a series of cheesy animations and cheesy music as the tram ventures under the river. The tram is sort of like a small capsule and there are three to five of them that run from one side of the river to the other. It's quite a useful way to get across the river because the ferry is a longer wait and is quite crowded.
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