Duration 9 1/4 hrs
This full-day tour introduces you to Shanghai, the largest metropolis in China with a population of over 17 million. A city in rapid transition, Shanghai is a mosaic of dynamic modern skyscrapers, mixed with stately stone buildings representing architectural styles from a bygone era. Shanghai is brassy, bold and beautiful, all at once.
A drive through the city takes you to the Jade Buddha Temple, famed for its exquisite and priceless white jade Buddha, brought from Burma in the late 19th century by a Chinese monk. The working temple also houses large numbers of ancient carvings, paintings and precious Buddhist cultural relics.
Visit the renowned Shanghai Museum, housing over 110,000 historical objects and 430,000 reference pieces. Its collection of bronze-ware from Shang and Zhou Dynasties, dating back as far as 3,500 years, enjoy international fame. Enjoy the well laid out displays of ceramics, calligraphy, paintings, sculptures, furniture, jade, coins and minority nationalities' art.
After lunch at a local restaurant, stop in the Old Town, the vibrant marketplace surrounding the 16th century Yu Yuan Gardens. Your guided walking tour will explore the crowded, narrow alleys of the Old Town, as well as the classic Ming Dynasty Yu Yuan Garden. Built in the 16th Century in a private residential area, it was opened to the public in 1961 and is a must visit while in the city.
Drive to the Pudong New District, passing the futuristic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Shanghai World Finance Center and the incredible Jin Mao Building. Stop for a photo opportunity at the foot of the TV Tower and enjoy a short walk on the Riverside Boulevard for a sweeping view of the Bund and its many styled buildings.
- Adult from: $129.00 USD
- Child from: $89.00 USD