Private/Small Group Half Day in Old Shanghai include jade Buddha temple
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Private/Small Group Half Day in Old Shanghai include jade Buddha temple

4 h
Small Group
Half Day
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Stop At: Yuyuan Old Street, Houjia Road, Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001 China

Travel in climate-controlled comfort with your local and knowledgeable English-speaking guide from the pier area and visit the Yuyuan Garden Bazaar. See classic buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties as you walk among the bustling areas such as the zigzag bridge and pavilion.

Take part in a memorable tea ceremony and taste the various teas at an old tea house. China is widely known as the hometown of tea, with a tea history of 4000 years. The tea ceremony originates in China, though, flourished in Japan. the Chinese tea ceremony reflects the central idea of Taoism, Confucian and Buddhism; which is, the peace.

Then take a break and make your way to a local restaurant for the taste of delicious and traditional Shanghai dim sum food for brunch/lunch.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China

Continue your day and visit the Jade Buddha Temple, a sacred 19th-century structure built during the Qing Dynasty and see the two elegant Jade Buddha statues. Marvel at the majestic architecture of the temple and listen as your guide explains the captivating history of the construction. The Jade Buddha Temple is a Buddhist temple and as with many modern Chinese Buddhist temples, the current temple draws from both the Pure Land and Chan traditions of Mahayana Buddhism. It was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Myanmar by sea.

Finish your tour by reaching the Jade center to learn the difference between jadeite and nephrite and how the jade is closely linked with Chinese culture. Chinese jade refers to the jade mined or carved in China from the Neolithic onward. It is the primary hard stone of Chinese sculpture and although deep and bright green jadeite is better known in Europe, for most of China's history, jade has come in a variety of colors and white "mutton-fat" nephrite was the most highly praised and prized. Most Chinese jade today is extracted from the northwestern province of Xinjiang. If something catches your eye, this is the perfect opportunity to purchase a beautiful souvenir of your day in Shanghai.

Duration: 2 hours

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  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Private guide service (door to door)
  • Jade Buddha Temple entrance tickets
  • Chinese Tea Ceremony
  • Entry/Admission - Yuyuan Old Street
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Other expenses in the tour (e.g. drinks, snacks, etc)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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