Fahai Temple and Tian Yi MU Fahai Temple was completed in 1443, and what sets Fahai Temple apart from other Buddhist temples are the 500-year-old frescoes, all 236sqm of them. When the temple was constructed, every hall had frescos; now, only those in Mahariva Hall (the main hall) survive. While Fahai Temple is not the only Chinese temple with frescoes, it has some of the most intricate and well-preserved frescoes in the country. Its colors have not faded away, even after over 500 years. Although created during the Ming dynasty, the frescoes were influenced by styles of the Song, Tang, and Ming dynasties. They are also exquisite examples of Ming-era perspective and brush technique. Without the jostling crowds found at Lama Temple or the Forbidden City, Fahai Temple is a serene retreat ideal for an early autumn day. Be sure to bring snacks and water (or better yet, a meal), since there are no vendors around. The little pagodas are the perfect locale for a picnic, too. Tian Yi Mu is about a 10-minute walk from Fahai Temple. Just head down the mountain road, take the first right at Moshikou Dajie, and walk about 300m. Tian Yi Mu can be tough to spot, so look for the gray archway on the right and head up the ramp that leads to the arch. Tian Yi, the favorite eunuch of the Emperor Wan Li, was buried here. Though it is known as Tian Yi?? tomb and memorial, there are four other eunuchs buried in the cemetery. Eunuchs have a long history in China. China?? last eunuch, Sun Yaoting, died in 1996. Back in the sixteenth century, Tian Yi himself was the directorate of ceremonies, the highest administrative office, and was the favorite eunuch of Ming dynasty Emperor Wanli. Tian Yi, Wanli?? mentor and confidant, served three emperors over 63 years. When Tian Yi died in 1605, Emperor Wanli had the tomb built to commemorate his much-loved eunuch. Though built on a smaller scale, its structure emulates that of Ming emperor tombs. One highlight is that visitors can actually go down into one of the tombs. When you head into the garden cemetery, you??l see a sliding metal door that leads into the ground. Slide it back, walk down the steps, and turn on the light. Down the steps, it is cold, wet, and dark, and the area remains unsupervised. This scene is not for everyone, but it is an adventure for some. Though both Fahai Temple and Tian Yi Mu are unconventional tourist sites, they are well worth a day trip.

Hi Laura,
Just a quick email to say that I had a lovely day been taken around the city, although touring alone it was a pleasure to immerse myself in some of the culture not to mention trying the yummy food! We visited Yu Garden which had such a variety of gift souvenir shops though I settled on a silk scarf for my wife. Later we toured the Bund and went up a Sky Scrapper to look over the city. The food was a rare treat, and I even ate Ducks Tongue! The guide David and the driver both were very pleasant people and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you for organising this for me in such short notice.

David

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2 days Beijing-Shanghai-Beijing Tour by flight
  • Tour Code: BJSH01
  • Tour type: private tour, no strangers in your group
  • Availability: everyday
  • Tour Valid: all around the year
  • Price: from USD640 per person
Special Features:

Explore modern Shanghai at Nanjing Road, Xintiandi and Lujiazui; stroll in the old bazaar area and Taikang Road to experience old Shanghai; have a panoramic view of Shanghai at the observation deck of Jinmao Tower.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing/Shanghai by flight (L)

Yuyuan Garden,ShanghaiMorning transfer from your city center hotel to the airport and fly to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport with a name board. Firstly, we stop at the superb Shanghai Museum. Then visit Nanjing Road, the No. 1 Street in Shanghai. Continue to the Bund area which is surrounded by numerous architectures of different styles. Explore Yuyuan Garden and stroll at the old bazaar around it. This evening, enjoy the nightlife at Xintiandi.

The Shanghai Museum focuses on ancient Chinese art. Exhibitions cover ancient bronze wares, ceramics, calligraphy, paintings, jade, coins and currency, furniture, seals, sculptures and the art of ethnic groups.

The 400-year-old Yuyuan Garden is a peaceful place in the heart of hustling Shanghai. The winding walls in the garden are crowned with the head and body of a dragon, which is very unique in China. Numberless pools, rockeries, trees, elegant pavilions, zigzagging paths make the garden pleasant and comfortable to stay.

Day 2 Shanghai/Beijing by flight (B/L)

Observation Deck of Jinmao Tower,ShanghaiThis morning see the jade statues at Jade Buddha Temple. Continue to Lujiazui area and take elevator to the 88 storey Observation Deck of Jinmao Tower. Then stroll at the narrow lanes of Taikang Road before being transferred to the airport for your flight back to Beijing. Get back to your hotel by yourself.

The Jade Buddha Temple is a live Buddhist temple famed for its two white jade Buddha statues, a 1.9-meter-high sitting Buddha and a 0.96-meter-long recumbent Buddha. Though it has a history of only 100 years, the temple plays important role in local Buddhism.

Jinmao Tower used to the tallest building in mainland China. It is 420 meters high with 88 stories, including offices, exhibition halls, the 5-star Hyatt Hotel and an observation deck.

Prices
Dec. 1 - February 28DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1033USD977USD963--
2-3 personsUSD781USD698USD746USD66/38/31
4-5 personsUSD695USD666USD659USD66/38/31
6-9 personsUSD675USD647USD640USD66/38/31
Hotels5* Shanghai Broadway Mansion 4*Ya fan Longmen Hotel 3* New Asia hotel  

Mar. 1 - Nov. 30DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1078USD1012USD981--
2-3 personsUSD803USD770USD755USD90/55/40
4-5 personsUSD715USD684USD668USD90/55/40
6-9 personsUSD697USD665USD648USD90/55/40
Hotels5* Shanghai Broadway Mansion 4*Ya fan Longmen Hotel 3* New Asia hotel  
*Infants under 2 are free; children (2-12 years old) price is 80% of adult price.

Price includes:
1. Private car in Shanghai and pick up car transfers from hotel to airport in Beijing.
2. Flights from Shanghai to Beijing and Beijing to Shanghai with all airport taxes.
3. 1 night accommodation with private facilities.
4. Meals as specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch.
5. English speaking guide.
6. Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees.

Price excludes:
1. Expenses in hotels such as laundry, tips, telephone and room service, etc.
2. Gratuities for service provided by tour guides and drivers.
3. Other personal expenses.

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