One Day Shanghai Jewish Tour with Zhujiajiao

Zhujiajiao Water Town - Tilanqiao Jewish Isolation Region - Huoshan Park - Jewish Refugees Museum
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  • Code SH01-07
  • Tour Style Private
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At the agreed time in this morning, your guide will be waiting for you at the lobby of your own booked hotel. After a warming greeting, start this Shanghai private one day tour wasting no time. The guide will lead you to board the private car and head to Zhujiajiao Water Town in suburb. Upon arrival about an hour later, walk to visit Fangsheng Bridge (Setting-fish-free Bridge), the longest among all bridges in Zhujiajiao, the Post Office of Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) and Kezhi Garden, the largest classic garden in the town. Afterwards, take a local black-awning boat to the North Street. Along the way, you can appreciate traditional folk houses on both banks as well as many different stone bridges over the river. North Street is the busiest street here, lined with many snacks stores and restaurants. You can have your lunch here. Just tell the guide your preference, and he will show you the one meeting your taste.
Zhujiajiao Water Town
Jewish Refugees Museum
After lunch, return to downtown to visit the former Tilanqiao Jewish Isolation Region. This half day Jewish tour Shanghai China will introduce the Jewish dwelling district during and before the World War II (1939 - 1945). Firstly, you will stroll around the Huoshan Park. When walking through the narrow lanes of the historical block, you will have a chance to view the old-style residences by your side. Meanwhile, your guide will also fill you in on the historical events of those days. Then you will be led to the Jewish Refugees Museum, which is the old site of the Jewish synagogue, to commemorate the history of the Jewish refugees in Shanghai during the World War II.

If time permits, you may factor in another historical block, the French Concession, to further mingle in the exotic and romantic area. By the end of the Shanghai Jewish tour, your guide will escort you back to the hotel and say goodbye.
Tour Highlights
Zhujiajiao Water Town
It is the best preserved and the closest water town near Shanghai. Its history is as long as 1,700 years, hence brimming with traditional folk houses and aged bridges. These ancient architectures are all built along the crisscross rivers, wining it the reputation of "Oriental Venice". Some of the folk houses have been transformed into tea houses, snack stores and restaurants, where you can have a rest, treat yourselves while appreciating the scenery outside the window. Some of them have been turned into boutique shops, where you can pick up some unique handicrafts for families or friends.
Zhujiajiao boat ride
Local residence in Zhujiajiao
Huoshan Park
With an area of only 3,700 square meters (0.91 acre), the Huoshan Park was once the backyard of the Jewish community. Nowadays, you can still see the former Jewish refugee shelter inside and it is mainly used for rest and recreation.

Tilanqiao Jewish Isolation Region
From 1934 to the end of the World War II, nearly 20,000 Jews inhabited the Tilanqiao, leaving this area some old European-style buildings. Besides, Tilanqiao is also the only place where wartime Jewish refugees congregated, giving this area a sense of history. Nowadays, the brown-colored houses shelter ordinary people, who go about their daily lives not that much different.
Former houses of Jewish refugees
Jewish Refugees Museum
Jewish Refugees Museum
Among all the brown-colored buildings, the one with three floors and a pointed roof is the Jewish Refugees Museum, an archive of photographs, files, documents, as well as artifacts. It is also the former synagogue, where the Jews worshipped.

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  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
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    4.88 Reviews
    Posted on July 27, 2020
    The itinerary of the Shanghai day tour was not in a hurry. There was plenty of time to visit the scenic spots deeply. The guide was knowledgeable and spoke English well. Her excellent explanation was another highlight of the trip. I learned a lot about the history of the Tilanqiao Jewish Isolation Region and Shanghai from her. It was a worthwhile trip!
    Posted on June 14, 2020
    The Shanghai day tour was really great! The guide especially cared about the elderly and the children. Her professional explanation of the scenic spot was liked an interesting history course for us. A satisfactory trip!
    Posted on March 07, 2020
    The buildings in the Huoshan Park and Tilanqiao Jewish Isolation Region was old. While visiting, the guide told the events happened there. It’s very helpful for our sightseeing. And there were many historical items displayed on the Jewish Refugees Museum. I had a glimpse of the history of Jewish people during the World War II. The Shanghai day tour was very meaningful!
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