Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao Temple And Taobao City Market - Shanghai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Shanghai hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Get a taste of traditional Shanghai on this private guided tour. On this full-day sightseeing tour, visit Yuyuan garden, Jade buddha temple, Chenghuangmiao Temple and Taobao City Market. Discover the beauty and richness of Chinas history and culture as you explore these landmarks that capture the essence of classical China.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Begin your tour at Yuyuan garden, built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). Enjoy a respite from bustling city life as you stroll through the garden, admiring the pavilions, ponds and dragon-lined walls. Yuyuan garden translates to the ‘Garden of Contentment’ in English, and you will experience tranquility as you explore this 400-year-old classical Chinese garden. Inside of Yuyuan Garden, you will see Huxinting Teahouse, the oldest tea house in Shanghai.

Visit the Jade buddha temple to see the intricately carved jade Buddhas and ancient paintings. The temple was built in the architectural style of the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), characterized by symmetrical halls and courtyards, upturned eaves, and clay-tiled roofs. Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant.

Next, stop by the Chenghuangmiao Temple – the ‘Temple of the Town Deity.’ Back in ancient China, every city had its own temple to worship its local deity, who was believed to protect the townspeople. Today, the temple’s main courtyard is filled with local people worshiping the statues of a local military hero and the town god.

Finish your day shopping for mementos, vintage trinkets and gifts at Taobao City Market. Keep your eyes out for revolution-era porcelain statues, Chinese dishes, vases and old cameras. With 125 stalls to browse, the market offers a not-to-be-missed experience.

Inclusions

Private vehicle for hotel pickup and drop-off and sightseeing

Lunch

English-speaking private guide

Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple

Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Entry/Admission - Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)

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Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Dec-2017

    It was my first trip to China and as I was there for work I didn't have much time to explore and I knew if I went by myself I wouldn't see the things I should see. My guide picked me up at the hotel, spoke perfect English and knew the history of all of the places we visited. It was a wonderful day and a very professional tour. I was interested in seeing a traditional tea service as well so the guide took me to one. He also negotiated for me in the market and we also had a very nice lunch at an excellent restaurant. I highly recommend this tour for those who are short on time and want to see as much as possible.

  • 10-Mar-2015

    This tour was a wonderful overview of Hong Kong. The views , VIP transpiration and knowledge of the friendly guide made our experience wonderful. We highly recommend the sampan addition for some unique views of Hong Kong. Plenty of time at Stanley Market for shopping too!

  • 12-Apr-2013

    JUST AVERAGE