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Discover the historical heart of Shanghai’s ancient Jewish quarter on a 2-hour tour of the Hongkou District. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, delve into the captivating history of Chinese Judaism; visit the verdant splendor of Huoshan Park and browse intriguing exhibitions in the Jewish Refugees Museum (Ohel Moishe Synagogue). Catch a rare glimpse of daily life in a historical local neighborhood and gain fascinating insight into the culture from your passionate guide. This is a private tour just for you and your party.
  • See hidden areas of the city through the eyes of a Shanghai local
  • Gain an understanding of the lives of Jewish refugees on a visit to the Jewish Refugees Museum (Ohel Moishe Synagogue)
  • Hear enlightening stories about Jewish history in Shanghai while walking past the Joint Distribution Committee and Huoshan Park
  • Visit a local neighborhood and discover daily life in the Jewish Ghetto
  • On a visit to Xiahai Temple, known as the fish man's temple in the past, discover the role a Buddhist temple plays within the Jewish Ghetto
Greet your guide at a pre-arranged location in Shanghai and set out to explore the historical highlights of the Jewish Ghetto. Listen as your guide shares intimate knowledge of the area and weave your way through the winding streets of the historical enclave. First, head to the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, constructed on the site of the Ohel Moishe Synagogue, a place that attracted refugees during turbulent times. 
Learn about the significance of the sanctuary then venture to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to hear about the help offered to refugees by the center. Absorb the verdant beauty of the Huoshan Park and enjoy a moment of reflection at the monument that memorializes Jewish immigrants. 
Next, immerse yourself in the authentic ambience of a local neighborhood to meet its inhabitants; learn about daily life and traditional customs then venture the thriving center to see local craft shops, fresh seafood stalls and rustic restaurants. Conclude your tour with a visit to the sacred Xiahai Temple, a remote location off the tourist trail; learn about the significance of this Buddhist temple then bid your guide and group goodbye at the end of your tour.


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, Jul 2018

I have mixed feelings of the tour. About half the tour was of the Jewish Museum and temple. The other half was of a Buddhist Temple and seeing how Chinese residents live today. If your primary purpose is the Jewish aspect, I would recommend doing it on your own since Museum is self explanatory.

, Dec 2017

Our tour was fabulous!!! Mason is a wonderful tour guide.
He even took us into his home to show us where his grandfather rented out rooms to Jewish Refugees.
I would highly recommend this tour!!

, Nov 2017

We had the most moving experiance at the synagogue as we went to see where my father had gone when he fled from the Nazis he spent eight years in China and could not get out my mother who fled to Australia spent those eight years trying to findhim and getting him out so they could be married.
Mary our guide was fantastic and took us around and had greatknowledge of what had happened at that time.

, Jul 2017

We had a wonderful tour with Masin. He met us early at the appointed location. Masin was articulate and knowledgeable. We walked to the Moshe Synagogue and on the way he gave us the history of it. Masin was able to answer all our questions. Masin guided us through the museum and highlighted the important men who assisted the Jewish people during this period in history. We ended the tour with a visit to his grandfather's home who had been a photographer during World War II. We highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about Jewish history in Shanghai.

, May 2017

guide knew his stuff
wish I had more than 2 hours
would recommend this tour to anyone-100

, Mar 2017

Mary was great tour guide and made sure we had a wonderful time and even helped us get on the right subway. Very informative and interesting if you have spare time.

, Oct 2016

Highly recommend our tour. Mason our tour guide was extremely personable and informative about the history and culture of the Jewish people who came to Shanghai during the early 1900's and also during the persecution of the Jews in Eastern Europe. you will not be disappointed with this tour!

, Aug 2016

Museum was amazing but could easily have done it on our own. After the museum which we felt was a bit rushed we walked around the ghetto area and then were taken to a Buddhist temple. Was not really interested in that. Would have liked more time in the museum. Also, original booking said pick up and drop off in hotel, but in Shanghai we were told that we had to find our own rides taxis there and back. Whole thing seemed like a bit of a rip off.

, Aug 2016

Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and her English was excellent.

, Jul 2016

The guide was very good and most informative. The whole tour lived up to our expectations .

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