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Tours of Jewish Shanghai

Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1, 89 South Shui Cheng Lu, Shanghai, China
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Ranked #1 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Historic Walking Areas
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Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Although I do not follow the religion, I found this tour very rewarding personally. Dvir has obviously done a lot of research into the settlement of Jewish folk in Shanghai from the mid 19th century up until 1949 and was able to communicate it in a most enjoyable and entertaining manner. The 270 minute tour which included a visit to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is an outstanding tour of Jewish Shanghai but also of the history and development of Shanghai. Having lived in the city for more than one year I was amazed at what I did not know!! Dvir has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of Shanghai and beyond and is a natural story teller. Very inclusive and warm. I would... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The most interesting tour of our visit. Dvir related the whole Jewish history and took us too the museum, the ghetto and to watch a video of his project, We were most impressed!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The tour, found at shanghai-jews.com, led by Israeli Dvir Bar-Elan, was an enlightening walk through a time of both Jewish entrepreneurs and a time of Chinese hospitality at a critical time in modern Jewish history. Dvir has thoroughly researched his subject and like a good professor, knows how to provoke his clients to keep them engaged in this four hour... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It was very interesting to hear about an interesting and often surprising aspect of the local history and the guide is to the point so it is certainly worth it

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

had a great guide...nice to know that there was a country that was prepared to receive the European Jews trying to escape the Nazis

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Sao Paulo, SP
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167 reviews 167 reviews
65 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were in a private tour in China and decided to have, in our free day, this tour. In the end, Dvir was our best guide in all trip! Knowledge, good histories, fantastic time!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I travelled to China with my family for two weeks. Dvir's tour of Jewish Shanghai was by far one of the best days of the trip! It was so interesting to hear about the Jewish presence in Shanghai. Dvir is incredibly knowledgeable and such a pleasure to listen to. He makes sure to engage all of the tour-goers and really... More

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Shanghai, China
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39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We loved the tour of Jewish Shanghai. It's a great introduction into historic Shanghai, as well as the Jewish history. We visited historic monuments, old parks and entered into old lanes. The tour was a little longer than we expected, so be sure to bring water and a snack.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Loved seeing the shul & the museum ...extremely fascinating . We learnt a lot about the Jewish community in Shanghai - amazing!

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