1. Pick-up from your hotel between 8:30am and 9:00am, and then drive to Jade Buddha Temple
. It was built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1875-1909) and boasts a priceless collection of jade statues from Burma.
2. Then visit the Bund
on Shanghai's waterfront and Pudong New Area, the symbol of old and new Shanghai. This part finishes at about 11:30.
3. Before having lunch (12:00 am), you will have 45 minutes for a short visit of fresh water pearl gallery. Here we will see the process of pearl cultivation. Or visit Silk Factory, which is not only an interesting place to see how Chinese silk has been produced since 14th century, but also a desirable site to purchase it for a low price.
4. After lunch, driving to People's Square and Shanghai Urban Planning Center
5. Visit the former French Concession, characterized by beautiful, tree-lined streets and weathered European architecture, a Shanghai's hottest new entertainment area, Xintiandi
. The brick buildings on these tow-square blocks have been preserved and transformed into trendy clubs, restaurants and boutiques. You will have time on your own here, or you can go back to your hotel with the group. (L)