Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao Temple and Taobao City Market

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Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao Temple and Taobao City Market information and booking

9 hours
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Get a taste of traditional Shanghai on this private guided tour. On this full-day sightseeing tour, visit Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Chenghuangmiao Temple and Taobao City Market. Discover the beauty and richness of China’s history and culture as you explore these landmarks that capture the essence of classical China.

Begin your tour at Yuyuan Garden, built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). Enjoy a respite from bustling city life as you stroll through the garden, admiring the pavilions, ponds and dragon-lined walls. Yuyuan Garden translates to the ‘Garden of Contentment’ in English, and you will experience tranquility as you explore this 400-year-old classical Chinese garden. Inside of Yuyuan Garden, you will see Huxinting Teahouse, the oldest tea house in Shanghai.Visit the Jade Buddha Temple to see the intricately carved jade Buddhas and ancient paintings. The temple was built in the architectural style of the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), characterized by symmetrical halls and courtyards, upturned eaves, and clay-tiled roofs. Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Next, stop by the Chenghuangmiao Temple – the ‘Temple of the Town Deity.’ Back in ancient China, every city had its own temple to worship its local deity, who was believed to protect the townspeople. Today, the temple’s main courtyard is filled with local people worshiping the statues of a local military hero and the town god.Finish your day shopping for mementos, vintage trinkets and gifts at Taobao City Market. Keep your eyes out for revolution-era porcelain statues, Chinese dishes, vases and old cameras. With 125 stalls to browse, the market offers a not-to-be-missed experience.

What's included

  • Private vehicle for hotel pickup and drop-off and sightseeing
  • Entrance fee to yuyuan garden, jade buddha temple and chenghuamiao temple
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking private guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)