In the western part of Shanghai, a very modern and flourishing city, there is a venerable and famous Buddhist temple, Jade Buddha Temple. In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.
The Shanghai Museum is mainly a museum for ancient arts. At present it is divided into ten sections. These are: ancient Chinese bronzes, sculpture, ceramics, jades, seals, calligraphy, coin and currency, paintings, Ming and Qing-dynasty furniture, and crafts of China’s national minorities. In addition to these ten permanent exhibitions, the museum often holds small-scale exhibitions and also exhibits articles from elsewhere on a short-term basis. The Museum also exhibits its material in museums both within China and abroad.
Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. It was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for Pan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.
Shanghai Old Street, historically called Miaoqian Dajie, is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits. It owes its special social attractions and rich commercial background to the fact that the earliest bank, gold shop, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house of the city were all to be found here.
Pick up from your hotel lobby at 9:00am in Shanghai. First visit Jade Buddha Temple by car. Jade Buddha Temple, is the most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai. It is an active temple with over 70 monks. The outside of the temple is recognized by the bright yellow walls. (sightseeing 1hour)
Then drive to People's Square to visit Shanghai Museum. The museum has the selection of over 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times, which includes bronze ware, calligraphy, paintings, pottery, porcelain, jade ware, stone carvings, ancient coins, silk embroidery, dyed fabrics, ivory sculptures, ethnic crafts etc.(sightseeing 40minutes)
After lunch, move on Finally visit to Yu Garden. The Yu Gardens are a classical landscape in the Southern Chinese style with a history of more than 400 years. And move on to Shanghai City God Temple. It is a attractive place and shopping corner for visitors. It is a well-known Taoist temple in that area and is a must-see attraction when visiting Shanghai.
Walking to Shanghai Old Street, which is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits. It owes its special social attractions and rich commercial background to the fact that the earliest bank, gold shop, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house of the city were all to be found here.
End of the day tour and transferred back to your hotel in Shanghai.
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