Day Tour of Shanghai Highlights

Day Tour of Shanghai Highlights
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$80
Duration: 8 hours
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Shanghai is a thriving business metropolis. It is an exciting city, and a very popular destination in China. This tour introduces you to the top must see highlights of Shanghai. You will visit: Jade Buddha Temple, former French concession area, People's Square, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Yu Garden, bazaar market, Bund, and more.

At 9:30am, your local tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby. You firstly will visit Jade Buddha Temple where enshrines two pieces of Jade Buddha statues. On the way to former French concession area, you will see Shanghai Shikumen residential houses as well as European villas which were built in 19th & early 20th century. A walking tour is a must do that enables you to discover lots of stories hidden behind the villas.

People's Square as the downtown of Shanghai can not be missed, The Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is highly recommended to visit (closed Mondays). It displays pictures and mini models of old Shanghai, and the giant model on its 4th floor is the highlight of the exhibition hall. You will learn much more of the city than you expect.

Lunch is not included in this tour, but your tour guide will recommend you a local dining place if you like.

In the afternoon, you will visit one of the best preserved Chinese gardens - Yu Garden. It was built in 1559 by a wealthy officer for his parents to live for the rest of their life. The name of garden "Yu" means "pleasure". Outside the garden is the bazaar market, where you can get all kinds of Chinese souvenirs. Bargain hard is necessary.

You end up the full day tour on the Bund on famous Zhongshan Road. It is the landmark of Shanghai with more than 50 original international architectures along the Bund in Puxi and new skyscrapers standing up in Pudong new financial area. You can be dropped back at your hotel at your request.

Shanghai is a thriving business metropolis. It is an exciting city, and a very popular destination in China. This tour introduces you to the top must see highlights of Shanghai. You will visit: Jade Buddha Temple, former French concession area, People's Square, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Yu Garden, bazaar market, Bund, and more.