Although Shanghai is one of China’s most developed cities, its history as a water village and later on as a major coastal town and port is still evident throughout the city. This tour will take you to the Jade Buddha temple, the Shanghai Confucian temple, introduce you to a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and have lunch, afterwards will take you through the Yu Garden and the Old Town to enjoy the bazaars.
Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Shanghai city center and start your exciting full-day tour.
First we will bring you to the Jade Buddha Temple, founded in 1882 under the reign of Emperor Guangxu. The two jade Buddha statues inside the Temple were imported into Shanghai from Burma by sea during the Qing Dynasty. Now there is also a marble reclining Buddha statue donated from Singapore. The temple is peaceful, and is a center of meditation.
Then we will visit the Shanghai Confucian Temple, which is also known as Shanghai Wen Miao. This temple doesn’t only honor one of ancient China’s most important thinkers, but is also a refuge from the buzzing Old Town. There is a market located right outside the temple if you want to purchase some souvenirs to take home.
After having a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch, you will enjoy a tea ceremony at the oldest tea house in Shanghai. If you think tea tasting is easy, just watch the intricate processes involved in making the tea – a process that differs for each type of tea.
The last stop of this tour is the Yuyuan Garden, the city’s most famous example of the traditional gardens as historically kept by wealthy families in the Ming & Qing Dynasties. After exploring the Yuyuan Garden, spend time wandering through the markets and bazaars of Shanghai’s Old Town. This is the perfect opportunity to get souvenir shopping done while soaking up the atmosphere of old Shanghai.
After this activity, the tour ends and we will bring you back to your hotel.
Tour Starts at 08:30am, Ends at 05:00pm
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