If you’ve already seen Shanghai’s popular tourist attractions, you’ll enjoy this unique experience that shows you two different aspect of Shanghai’s dynamic culture. With your friendly guide, see Shanghai through the eyes of a local on visits to a lively fish market and a Buddhist temple.
After meeting your guide at your chosen central Shanghai location, make your way to the Tongchuan Lu market, one of Shanghai’s largest fish markets where many restaurants purchase their seafood. Follow your guide through the winding aisles and learn all about the variety of seafood sold here. With the help of your guide, chat comfortably with the vendors to learn about their daily lives and bargain for the best offer on any fish that catches your eye (own expense). Then, bring your purchase to one of the restaurants near the stalls to have it cooked and prepared for you!
While street markets are central to local lifestyle in Shanghai, an equally significant aspect of the city’s culture is religion. After the market, walk less than 10 minutes to Zhenru Temple, one of the oldest temples in Shanghai. Before stepping inside, admire the beautiful, elegant surrounding garden scenery. Walk inside the temple with your guide and discover more than 800 years of Buddhist history. Learn about the different replicas and jade relics displayed in the temple and discover their importance in Buddhism.