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Address: Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1, 89 South Shui Cheng Lu, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 13002146702
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Description: Shanghai's Jewish legacy and experience. A half day eye-opening tour of an...
Shanghai's Jewish legacy and experience. A half day eye-opening tour of an extraordinary story guided since 2002 by Israeli Journalist Dvir Bar-Gal. From the media: "Bar-Gal, rich with knowledge and full of humor, takes his visitors along on a mesmerizing journey into an amazing, sweet and sour world. A world where opium dealers, old world colonialists, real estate moguls, hard working poor Chinese migrants and Jewish holocaust survivors mix. "
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Jewish Shanghai/Old and New Shanghai

Dvir gave most informative, well organised, enjoyable tours. We learnt a great amount and highly recommend them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

as israelis and jews we had a great interest in taking that tour. unfortunately Dvir was away so we went with Ya'el who was very sweet. but after reading the reviews about Dvir we apparently were expecting something else. Ya'el gave a lot of information but we felt it was still kind of weak and not too enthusiastic. I was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Dvir gave most informative, well organised, enjoyable tours. We learnt a great amount and highly recommend them.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Divir Bar-Gal is an expert on the architecture and Jewish history of Shanghai. His passion for the city, knowledge of the Jewish history of China, sense of humor and storytelling is unparalleled and made it 2 of the best days of our trip! His current project of recovering tombstones for a memorial is also incredibly heartfelt commendable!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Our family loved the tour by Dvir so much, it was one of our favorite parts of our trip to Shanghai this time. His passion and skills to narrate the story of the Jewish population of Shanghai can not be any better. The hours flew by and left a huge impression on our teenagers as well. I highly recommend this... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I really learned a lot on this tour. Dvir's passion for the topic is visible. He also did a very good job explaining historical context of the time. Since a lot of history has been destroyed people should manage their expectations of what they can see. Museum is very small but nicely done.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was told it was a fantastic tour before I booked it and it was far better than I had expected. He started off at the Peace Hotel telling us the history behind it and the families that built up Shanghai and then we went by mini bus to the area where the Jews lived. The history was totally amazing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Dvir is a wonderful storyteller and an educated historian. This tour reminds me of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum tour but in China. I am THRILLED that we were able to secure spots for the tour as this was a highlight of our trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We worked hard to match our schedule to participate with Dvir in March 2015. Our tour of the Shanghai Ghetto went far beyond our expectations. This is HIS niche! He knows the history, the people, and has been inspired to do his own primary research . Our 4 1/2 hour tour flew by! We highly recommend Dvir. No one can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

i just completed Dvir's riveting and entertaining almost 5 hour tour of the Jews of Shanghai. One of the best tour guides I have ever had, Dvir takes you back in time through stories, pictures and carefully articulated historical events so that you can see and appreciate the various sites we visited. He lives, breathes and has committed his life's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Divir made a masterful presentation to all of us as he lead us back in time to the 1940s, into the lives and histories of the Jewish families as they fled to safety in Shanghai. So many of the historical monuments remain standing and punctuated our tour with the reality of standing in the same spot where friends of ours... More 

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Address: Address: Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1, 89 South Shui Cheng Lu, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 13002146702
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai

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