Shanghai, China

Grand View Garden and Jinze

with Janny C.

Janny C.

The Grand View Garden is a replica of Da Guan Yuan, is a large landscaped interior garden for a magnificent imperial family in the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber, built within the compounds of the Rongguo Mansion. From there we could learn about this famous novel as it is the setting for much of the story.
Just 15 minutes drive from the Grand View Garden, Jinze is an age-old town in the southern region of the Yangtze River. Because it has not yet commercially developed so it is the best hidden place to enjoy a quiet time in a lovely day. It flourished in the Song Dynasty and furthered its prosperity in the Yuan Dynasty. During the Song Dynasty, it boasted sin temples, one tower, thirteen workshops, and forty-two bridges. Its stone bridges are believed to be the most densely constructed in the south of the Yangtze River. The extant bridges now include Rainbow bridge, Wangang Bridge, Puji Bridge, Yingxia Bridge, Tianhuangge Bridge, Ruyi Bridge and Bridge for freeing captive fish.

Program is 8hrs. Guide will meet you at your hotel. Kindly note, food cost is not included in this price (these costs are usually minimal), it makes the tour more flexible and you can get the chance to try different kind of genuine Chinese food. Our guides are always happy to recommend. Note that the guide will join you for meals and we ask that you pay for the guide.

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Janny C.

We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. The owner of Shanghai Pathway – a Shanghai based tour agency that offers Unique Day Trips, Walking Tours and Chinese Culture Experiences. Janny Chyn has been featured in media outlets including the Courier, CNNgo, Tripadvisor and TimeOut. Living in Shanghai, she realized how difficult it was for visitors to experience and discover the real Shanghai. This ultimately compelled her to establish her tour company as a platform to engage learning and understanding through culture activities such as day trip, walking tour, cooking classes, food tours, and lectures. In addition to designing and hosting various tours and events, Janny also provided travel planning, logistical support, and full-service concierge services to large client groups and corporate clients. She is a business consultant, artist, tea master and student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has extensively traveled around the world and spends time researching Chinese history and heritage traditions. Janny has also successfully worked with corporate clients: Google, JP Morgan, The Macmillan Group, Henkel, World Fuel Services, Rabobank, Shanghai Centre, Spirax Sarco, Slow Food, The Travel Yogi, Saint Mary's College of California, Ctrip, Malosa Medical, Ranpak, Concordia International School, SEA, AWCS, etc. Full profile Leave a Review

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