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Private Day Tour to Wuxi Lingshan Grand Buddha and Tai Lake

1. Private Day Tour to Wuxi Lingshan Grand Buddha and Tai Lake

In the morning, your private tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 8:00am. After a 3-hour drive, you will arrive at the Lingshan Grand Buddha, which is the number one attraction in Wuxi. It stands 88 meters tall and is the tallest bronze Buddha in the world. You will develop a comprehensive understanding about Buddhism and you can admire the Nine Dragons Bathing Shakyamuni and Ode to Auspice in Brahma Palace. Visit the Five Mudra Mandala and touch the largest Buddha's hand, which is said to bring you good fortune and longevity. Then you will have a vegetarian buffet lunch in the temple. After the spiritual tour, it is time to relax your body and mind with breathtaking natural scenery. You will have a walk along the northern bank of Taihu Lake. Taihu Lake is another of Wuxi’s Icons and is the third largest freshwater lake in China. You will then return to your hotel after the walk.

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Shanghai: Herb Market, Taoist Temple and Tai Chi Bike Tour

2. Shanghai: Herb Market, Taoist Temple and Tai Chi Bike Tour

Explore traditional sites of Chinese medicine and religion on a 4-hour bike tour in Shanghai. Pass by many scenic spots, and practice Tai Chi in a famous park. Begin your tour at the meeting point with your local, English-speaking guide. Visit a centuries-old Taoist Temple that has been in existence since the time of the Ming Dynasty, and gain insight into ancient Chinese philosophy and native religion. Then, follow your guide to the largest traditional Chinese herbal medicine market in the country. Explore the theory and application of Chinese medicine, discover how the herbs are prescribed, and come to understand that the goal of treatment is to bring the body back into balance. Finally, take the chance to practice Tai Chi in an ancient park with a master of this martial art. Work on developing your inner power and harmony through the concentration, coordination, and relaxation of your mind, energy, and body. Throughout your tour, your guide will point out well-known, scenic sites, such as antique markets and the White Cloud Temple, as well as a street popular with foodies.

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Shanghai: Private Tour of The Bund with Jewish Ghetto

3. Shanghai: Private Tour of The Bund with Jewish Ghetto

After meeting your guide at the fixed meeting point or being picked up at the hotel, start this 4-hour private tour with the first stop - Huoshan Park. It was the cemetery for the Jewish refugees during WWII, where former Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin parents were buried. Now you can find monuments to memorize the history and locals using it for civic purposes. then, your guide will walk you to the former JDC office. During the War, the Committee helped thousands of Jewish survive from the Nazi persecution and now the building becomes residence for locals. Passing through the back lanes where you can see the real-life of Shanghainese, you'll then reach the Jewish Refugees Museum. Here, you will see various documents, photographs, films, and personal items documenting the lives of some of the more than 30,000 Jewish residents of the Restricted Sector for Stateless Refugees, better known as the Hongkou Ghetto, during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai. Your guide will tell you the forgotten stories of Jewish migration to China. At last, you will visit the Bund where you will pay a visit to the well-known Peace hotel, the former Cathy hotel, once were the tallest and most luxurious building in the Far East. Then, stroll along the famous Bund riverside to enjoy the splendid view of the old and New Shanghai while learning the history from your knowledgeable guide for the different buildings along the Old Shanghai side. You can find the legendary Jardine Matheson Building and HSBC Building here. Your tour will conclude here.

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Full Day Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum & Heritage Bike Tour

4. Full Day Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum & Heritage Bike Tour

Enhance your visit to Shanghai with a tour that illustrates the invaluable influence Jews had on shaping Shanghai's culture and economy. Jews played an important role in the city's development from the 1850s to the 1950s, and this excursion immerses you in this period of history. Delve into the Jewish heritage of Shanghai as you explore the city via bicycle with an expert guide. Explore in the open air and get active while scoping out sites such as Huoshan Park, the Jewish Refugees Museum, the Jewish Ghetto, and the former Jewish Club. After meeting up at the office located at Japanese Concession, pedal out into the city with your guide leading the way. Uncover the story of Judaism in Shanghai as you stop at a series of landmarks that offer insights into Jewish life and culture. Stop at the small but quaint Huoshan Park, home to the sole memorial plaque to Shanghai's Jewish community. Then, pay a visit to the Jewish Refugees Museum, founded on the site of the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue. Here, peruse an array of artifacts documenting the lives of the refugees who fled to the city during WWII to escape the horror of the Holocaust. To learn more about how Jewish families spent their leisure time, tour the former Jewish Club, which offered music performances among other activities. Along the way, your guide offers their insights, giving you in-depth knowledge about each site. Spend the day exploring the city from this fascinating perspective, and then conclude your tour back at the starting point with a greater appreciation for Shanghai's Jewish history.

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What people are saying about Shanghai

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It is a excellent way to discover Shanghai and my guide May was charming and spoke good English. I loved the park! The main problem was the bike. Heavy and high. You also have to get used to the Shanghai driving especially the cycles

Great fun and many many insights about every day life in Shanghai.

Very charming guide, full with energy, good knowledge