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4-Hour Shanghai Jewish History and China Art Museum Private Tour

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    Meet up your knowledgeable guide at your hotel lobby, and head up to Peace hotel and Shanghai Jewish Ghetto. Then walk into the stories and history behind each Jewish site. You will learn from life of Jewish individuals in Shanghai their sadness, happiness and determination to live on for their families.
    Shanghai, the second hometown of Jewish. Jewish immigration to Shanghai is by 3 waves. Sephardic Jews from Baghdad and Bombay came first after 1848 when Shanghai was forced open by the British. The most successful of those people like Sassoon and Hardoon built many of the city's great businesses and landmark buildings.
    The second wave was marked by the immigration of thousands of Russian Jews first to Northeast China, and later to Shanghai after the October Revolution (1917) in Russia.
    The third wave was brought up by the Second World War in which Shanghai alone opened her arm to over 20,000 Jews from Germany, Austria and Poland seeking a life asylum.
    If you want to find out the root of Jewish in China, China Art Museum is a must go place. You will see how new technology turns "Along the River During the Qingming Festival " into 3D animation. You can visualize the first batch of Jewish's living environment in China during the early Northern Song Dynasty from this master piece by famous artist Zhang Zeduan (1085-1145)  
    After your tour is finished, your guide will show you how to take metro or Taxi back to your hotel.
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    Reviewed May 9, 2019

    I very much enjoyed this private day tour of the Peace Hotel on the Bund, the former Jewish Ghetto in Shanghai, and an interesting side trip to the China Art Museum. My guide, Penny, was great. Very good English and an excellent knowledge of the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Reviewed December 9, 2017

    Jamie met us at our hotel. He was a delightful guide and provided us with historical detail, fascinating stories and facts on the side. Jamie you made our day. Into a taxi and off to the splendour of the Penninsula Hotel and the ex British...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
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