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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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Dvir is incredibly knowledgeable about the wealth of the Jewish history in Shanghai. He took us on a journey back in time and brought us to some key locations where the Jews had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Dvir is incredibly knowledgeable about the wealth of the Jewish history in Shanghai. He took us on a journey back in time and brought us to some key locations where the Jews had been. He's an incredible "lecturer" who is able to captivate his audience with the stories and his on-going discoveries linked to present Jews. We had very high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Divir Bar-Gal is an expert on the archecture and history of Shanghai His passion for the city and his knowledge of the Jewish history of China and Shanghai is unparalleled This was the second time I have seen Shanhau through his eyes It's a wow !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Dvir is an amazing and dedicated guide. Huge knowledge and leaves no stone unturned. The Old and the New Tour was exceptional in depth and education. A thrill and essential to give you a complete picture of the Shanghai as it was and will be. The Jewish Tour is an absolute must if you are curious regarding the Jews in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Dvir takes you on a journey through Shanghai via the history of Jews in this historically international city. From the wealthy Jews of the Bund to the traditional neighborhood which served as the de facto Jewish ghetto during Japanese occupation/World War II, you will see Shanghai in an entirely new light. Dvir's knowledge of his subject is vast; he had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Dvir, with his journalistic background, gave a more than comprehensive background to the Jewish history in Shanghai - a little known piece of history! Priceless experience.

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JudyPrager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Dvir opened my eyes to my father's childhood. I went on the tour with my parents and (for me) visited for the first time, the area where my father lived until aged 8 during 1939 - 1947. Dvir was able to use stories, photos and history to fill in the blanks that my father never could. I am so grateful... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I was shocked that this was the #1 attraction here in Shanghai. Now I understand why. It's a wonderful tour with and excellent guide. It's shocking to understand the history Jews in Shanghai.. Definitely worth doing!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our group traveled to Shanghai a few days ahead of our organized tour, and we unanimously voted this tour the highlight of our two-week trip to China. Dvir is a gem. He is warm, articulate, knowledgeable and passionate about his subject and his work. In one morning he enlightened us about the waves of Jewish immigration to Shanghai, taking us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Dvir runs an incredible tour where he discusses the relatively brief history of the Jews in Shanghai. We went to buildings built by famous Jews. We walked to see some parks, streets and the history was told in an interesting interactive manner. Buses took us further afield to the Jewish Museum and synagogue. An absolutely fantastic tour , worth every... More 

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Dvir B, Owner at Tours of Jewish Shanghai, responded to this review

Many thanks, truly appreciates the feedback comes from someone with a title Lovetotravel. Hope to see you in more trips in Shanghai. More 

Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Our guide, Dvir took us on an enlightening tour. His enthusiasm, passion and involvement in the history of the Jews of Shanghai led to this being the highlight of our two weeks in China. We wish him luck in finding a permanent home for the gravestones that he has collected.

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