This exotic journey begins on the outskirts of Shanghai in Zhujiajiao, an incredibly scenic water village with historical landmarks. Boarding a traditional canal boat, you'll encounter an aged temple, garden, and bridge before taking lunch in the city center. Thereafter, you'll visit the renowned Bund waterfront prior to seeing the Peace Hotel, a centerpiece for nightlife during the 1930s. Finally, the Shanghai Silk Museum will showcase production of silk and present wearables for sale. This is an ideal adventure for the active traveler interested in a quality Shanghai excursion.
Found nearly 1,700 years ago, Zhujiajiao is a village unlike any other. Like many of its 60,000 inhabitants, you'll travel (with an English- speaking guide) via canal boat, seeing some of the 36 stone bridges and ancient buildings, like a Qing Dynasty post office still lining its riverbanks today. Views of the stunning Kezhi Garden and solemn yet ornate Yuanjin Buddhist Temple will be proudly presented.
Following lunch (additional cost), you return to the city center and trek the culturally significant Bund waterfront. With nearly three miles of waterfront buildings dating to the 1930s and 40s, the Bund was home to many international financial and commercial centers. Today, it is a popular area for tourists and locals alike to walk about, shop, and appreciate the architectural history.
Next, you'll encounter the famed Peace Hotel, overlooking the Huangpu River. Originally built by Victor Sassoon in 1929, it was the first skyscraper in Asia and home to many festive jazz events prior to the advent of communism.
Soon after, you'll reach the Jiangnan Silk Museum to learn and see how the famous fabric is produced. Upon hearing silk history and seeing the craftwork, there is an opportunity to purchase authentic silk goods.
Reserve this amazing Shanghai tour today, as it is sure to amaze.