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XinChang: Salt Trade to Folk Art

Today this peaceful little town maintains most of its original residents and attracts quite a few folk artists who work within its peaceful and harmonious surroundings.

Beyond Pudong lies the ancient town of XinChang, once a trading center for salt. Today this peaceful little town maintains most of its original residents and attracts quite a few folk artists who work within its peaceful and harmonious surroundings.

 

This tour will take you through this unique town in a part of Shanghai that many of us have not heard about or visited. We begin with displays in the Salt Trade Museum where we learn about the importance of salt and the salt trade. We will watch folk artists at work and view a demonstration of the intricacies of paper cutting. Visit antique museum and maybe a chance meeting the local collector. We may catch a famous miniature-carving artist at work and perhaps hear the Shuo Shu Ren, (the story teller), recount many tales at the tea house.

 

We will have the opportunity to sample local snacks including the begonia cake, to visit a cafe with a unique contemporary interior, explore local Chinese temple and to step into a wooden house. 

Price: RMB3900 for up to 2 people

RMB500 per additional person

(Including guide fee, entrance fee and transport)  

For a group of more than 10 people, please contact us for larger group offer

 

Program is 8hrs. Guide will meet you at your hotel. Kindly note, food cost is not included in this price (these costs are usually minimal), it makes the tour more flexible and you can get the chance to try different kind of genuine Chinese food. Our guides are always happy to recommend. Note that the guide will join you for meals and we ask that you pay for the guide.

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