Being ready at 9:00 am, your guide will meet you while holding a name-board at your Shanghai downtown hotel lobby. The exact pickup time will be reconfirmed one day ahead of the travel date. The itinerary of this tour covers Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai History Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market and Shanghai Old Street. You will be sent back to your downtown hotel when the tour is over.
Your hotel in Shanghai downtown area
Around 09:00 (Also flexible if you advise)
This tour contains the sites that best present the city’s specialty in one day. If you like historical things and desire a relaxing tour, this would suit you well. It’s a no-shopping tour which avoids to waste your time on stopping sites, and ensures you a free travel pace. You will greatly widen your horizon about a large collection of historical relics from different dynasties, and stroll in the ancient temple and garden to feel respective atmosphere featured by diverse meaning.
Our local tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby at 9:00 am, meanwhile holding a name-board, and then start the anticipated day tour with the hundreds-year-old Jade Buddha Temple. The temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. And it is the best place to experience Buddhist culture in Shanghai City.
Then you will move on to visit Shanghai History Museum at People’s Square. Established in 1952, the Shanghai Museum has a collection of more than 12,000 rare cultural pieces from the Old Stone Age to modern times, and exhibits Shanghai’s past and developments.
After lunch, let’s continue the sightseeing in sought-after Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden which was originally built for Pan’s parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. Now it attracts hundreds and thousands of visitors to enjoy its elegant beauty. Nearby Yuyuan Market is a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood that abounds with traditional architecture and shops selling local snacks and various souvenirs. Finally you will also pay a visit to the Shanghai Old Street to learn the past of this magic city.
At the end of today’s tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Shanghai downtown.