One Day Tour - Shanghai
This tour is available daily and the start time can be adjusted at your request. Our tours typically start between 7am and 8:30am with your tour guide picking you up in the lobby of your hotel. At the end of the day we'll return you to your hotel.
We'll start out day exploring the Yuyuan Garden. The garden was built in 1559, it was the largest and most prestigious in Shanghai. It is full of South China's delicate flavours and uses the water as a background for the garden. You'll find yourself immersed in the quiet and calm of the garden's natural stone and beautiful Pavilions. We'll spend approximately 2 hours in the garden and the surrounding area.
Next we'll visit the Jade Buddha Temple which was built in 1882 to house two jade Buddha statues - the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha. Both are carved with whole white jade. The sparkling and crystal-clear white jade gives the Buddhas the beauty of sanctity and make them more vivid. The original temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928.
Before visiting the Bund, we'll have lunch at a local restaurant. The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai and it home to dozens of historical buildings. Originally the Bund was the headquarters of most of the major financial institutions operating in China. We'll spend approximately 30 minutes exploring the Bund before visiting the neighbouring Old French Concession for approximately 1 hour.
The Old French Concession is an area that was previously inhabited by the French starting in 1849. It is famous for it's gorgeous tree-lined avenues and variety of cafes, restaurants, art galleries and antiques stores. It is a wonderful place to take a relaxing walk.
Next we'll visit Xin Tian Di where the old and new meet. It embodies the comfortable and convenient life of the 21st century, having all conveniences such as elevators, central air-conditioning and internet. Its boutiques keep pace with international fashion. The Shikumen buildings of old Shanghai remain and tell beautiful stories about the history and culture of the city.
Xin Tian Di has become the best place for visitors to appreciate the history and modern life of Shanghai. We'll spend approximately 30 minutes exploring this area.
For a more detailed description of the sites around Shanghai, please see our Shanghai Attractions page.
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The listed prices are the total price for a one day tour. Items included and excluded in the tour package are listed directly above.
Jade Buddha Temple