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Jade Buddha Temple & Old City Day Tour

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On this guided trek through Shanghai, admire the Jade Buddha Temple, founded during the Qing dynasty, and visit the Yu Garden. Get a chance to taste tea at the city's oldest tea house, shop for traditional souvenirs and visit the Shanghai Confucian Temple in the bustling Old City.

This full-day tour starts as you meet your guide in the foyer of your hotel. Your first stop is at the Jade Buddha Temple, founded in 1882 under the reign of the Guangxu Emperor during the Qing dynasty. In this peaceful temple and centre of meditation, admire two jade Buddha statues imported from Burma and a marble reclining Buddha statue from Singapore.

Next, visit the Shanghai Confucian Temple, also known as Shanghai Wen Miao. Honouring one of ancient China's most important thinkers, it is also a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the buzzing Old City. If you like, visit the market located outside the temple and buy some souvenirs to take home.

After lunch, enjoy a tea ceremony at the oldest tea house in Shanghai. If you thought tea tasting was a simple process, just watch the intricate work involved in making the tea – a process that differs for each type of tea. The last stop is at the Yu Garden, the city’s most famous example of the traditional gardens historically kept by wealthy families in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

After exploring the Yu Garden, spend time wandering through the markets and bazaars of Shanghai's Old City. This is a perfect opportunity to shop for souvenirs and soak up the atmosphere of the city before taking a convenient transfer back to your hotel.

On this guided trek through Shanghai, admire the Jade Buddha Temple, founded during the Qing dynasty, and visit the Yu Garden. Get a chance to taste tea at the city's oldest tea house, shop for traditional souvenirs and visit the Shanghai Confucian Temple in the bustling Old City.

This full-day tour starts as you meet your guide in the foyer of your hotel. Your first stop is at the Jade Buddha Temple, founded in 1882 under the reign of the Guangxu Emperor during the Qing dynasty. In this peaceful temple and centre of meditation, admire two jade Buddha statues imported from Burma and a marble reclining Buddha statue from Singapore.

Next, visit the Shanghai Confucian Temple, also known as Shanghai Wen Miao. Honouring one of ancient China's most important thinkers, it is also a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the buzzing Old City. If you like, visit the market located outside the temple and buy some souvenirs to take home.

After lunch, enjoy a tea ceremony at the oldest tea house in Shanghai. If you thought tea tasting was a simple process, just watch the intricate work involved in making the tea – a process that differs for each type of tea. The last stop is at the Yu Garden, the city’s most famous example of the traditional gardens historically kept by wealthy families in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

After exploring the Yu Garden, spend time wandering through the markets and bazaars of Shanghai's Old City. This is a perfect opportunity to shop for souvenirs and soak up the atmosphere of the city before taking a convenient transfer back to your hotel.

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Jade Buddha Temple & Old City Day Tour

Activity Location

Shanghai

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Shanghai City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Shanghai


Highlights

  • Guided excursion & visiting impressive Jade Buddha Temple

  • Confucian Temple, honouring one of China's important thinkers

  • Chance to try aromatic local tea at city's oldest tea house

  • Picturesque Yu Garden—a verdant creation of the Ming dynasty

  • Delightful shopping opportunity at the famous bazaar market


Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Shanghai city centre hotels

  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Lunch

  • Entrance fees


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary. Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Shanghai hotels.


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