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Day1 8:30am Transfer from the lobby of the hotel to PuDong Area Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden,

Shanghai Scenery on Huangpu River

The Oriental Pearl Radio and Television Tower stands in Pudong Park in the new and developing Lujiazui district on the banks of the Huangpu River. The tower was once the highest building in the city but now, although it's spire reaches higher than the Jinmao Building, it pales in insignificance compared to its mammoth neighbor.

The design for the Tower incorporates eleven spheres (or "pearls") and three gigantic columns linking the green grass below to the blue sky above. There are six high speed passenger elevators (although there are usually queues) inside the column taking visitors up to the viewing platform which affords great views over the city. One of the most impressive aspects of the building is the lighting. A computer controlled system alternates the light on the tower dependent on the weather conditions.

Although the Tower has now been surpassed in terms of height and design, many Chinese still see it as a fantastic symbol of the new Shanghai. Photographs and Postcards of the Building when it was first completed illustrate the gargantuan changes that have taken place in a short space of time here.

The Yuyuan gardens are situated not far from the Bund in the southwestern side of the city. The Yuyuan is certainly tacky- a kind of China meets Disney with an added twist- but nevertheless well worth a visit. The Gardens themselves were completed in 1577 by the Pan family in Shanghai. The original Gardens were destroyed twice in the 1800s and have now been restored. They are usually pretty busy but, are worth looking at if you can either come during the week or are prepared to face the masses. The gardens cover a significant space and include a few halls, springs and other buildings of interest. The area surrounding the Gardens makes up the Old City God's Temple Area and was known in colonial times as the "Chinese City". Today, the area directly around Yuyuan has been "renovated" somewhat tastelessly and is a mass of tourist shops and naff decorations. The Queen of England visited here recently and took tea in the famous Huxinting Tea House. The tea house is something of an institution around these parts and while quaint and interesting, is extortionately over-priced.

Day2 8:30am Transfer in the lobby of the hotel Jade Buddha Temple, HuaiHai Road, Xin Tian Di Plaza Transfer back to the hotel

The Jade Buddha Temple (Yufo Si) was built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1875-1909) and burned down in the early 20th century. In 1918, Jade Buddha Temple was rebuilt on Anyuan Road. The construction of the temple is in the magnificent architectural style of the Song Dynasty. The temple is composed of several compounds such as the Halls of Heavenly Kings, the Main Hall, the Hall of the Sleeping Buddha and the Hall of the Jade Buddha. There are monks currently living in the Temple and the Temple houses the Shanghai Buddhist Institute. Here many ancient statues, paintings, a complete set of Buddhist scriptures (printed in the Qing Dynasty), and over 7000 other rare scriptures are kept.

The Yuyuan gardens are situated not far from the Bund in the southwestern side of the city. The Yuyuan is certainly tacky- a kind of China meets Disney with an added twist- but nevertheless well worth a visit. The Gardens themselves were completed in 1577 by the Pan family in Shanghai. The original Gardens were destroyed twice in the 1800s and have now been restored. They are usually pretty busy but, are worth looking at if you can either come during the week or are prepared to face the masses. The gardens cover a significant space and include a few halls, springs and other buildings of interest. The area surrounding the Gardens makes up the Old City God's Temple Area and was known in colonial times as the "Chinese City". Today, the area directly around Yuyuan has been "renovated" somewhat tastelessly and is a mass of tourist shops and naff decorations. The Queen of England visited here recently and took tea in the famous Huxinting Tea House. The tea house is something of an institution around these parts and while quaint and interesting, is extortionately over-priced.

 
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Day1 8:30am Transfer from the lobby of the hotel to PuDong Area Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai Scenery on

Huangpu River

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, an important base in Shanghai for science education and spiritual civilization construction, is dedicated to science education with "Nature o Mankind o Technology" as its theme. For the purpose of promoting scientific and cultural quality of the whole citizens and sharpening the comprehensive competitive edges of Shanghai city, the museum has integrated participation with demonstration, education with scientific research, cooperation with exchange, collection with production, leisure with tourism, so as to popularize the scientific and technological education for the visitors by means of knowledge integration and learning through play, who will enjoy edification of the modern technology and scientific spirit through various amusing activities in the Museum.

Day2 8:30am Transfer in the lobby of the hotel Zhu Jia Jiao Transfer back to the hotel

Shanghai's Venice Located in a suburb of Shanghai city, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town well-known throughout the country, with a history of more than 1700 years. Covering an area of 47 square kilometers, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Endowed with another elegant name - "Pearl Stream" - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquillity.

Bridges in the town It is said that to visit Zhujiajaio without seeing the bridges means that you have not really been to Zhujiajiao at all! Bridges in the town are distinctive and old, built during Ming and Qing Dynasties. The old town is thoroughly connected by 36 delicate spans in different shapes and styles, from wooden to stone to marble.

Fangsheng Bridge (Setting-fish-free Bridge) is the longest, largest and tallest stone bridge, with five openings both in Zhujiajiao and in the Shanghai region. This bridge was built in 1571. On the bridge stands a stone tablet named Dragon Gate Stone, which is engraved with 8 coiling dragons encircling a shining pearl. On top of the bridge are 4 lifelike stone lions.

 
  Package

ransportation Service: Land transfer with Buick GL8 or Coaster TOYOTA

Meal: Provide three high-class delicious meals

Ticket:

Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Shanghai Scenery on Huangpu River

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Zhu Jia Jiao

Professional tour guide in English Service:

Hotel \ Unit-price \Travel Recommendation Ⅰ Recommendation Ⅱ
More than four stars hotel 2800(Inc ABF) 2880(Inc ABF)
Not include the hotel 1800(Inc ABF) 1880(Inc ABF)
Remarks: 1.The Price only for the group include or above 5 persons.
               2. If the quantity of the group below 5 persons, then the group's all-in cost (Unit-Price ×5pax) will be shared out equally by the actually quantity of the persons.

Person to contact: Peggy Zhang Peipei 54072020×224

E-mail:peggyzhang@naviforum.org.cn