Shanghai - on 25 Dollar Budget Tour

China, Shanghai Guide (B): Shanghai - on 25 Dollar Budget Tour

The first two days of our 5D4N trip was good and surprising, since we were not brought to any shops that do hard selling - contrary to what we are expecting.

Summarizing the highlights of our first two days, these are the major tourist areas we have visited : The Pearl Tower, Pudong Skyline and the Bund.

Arriving at HangZhou, we passed by this spherical building: Hangzhou International Convention Center:

And now, lets continue to the rest of the itineraries in our trip, which was overall an eye opener to the sales and shopping tactics in China.

On the way to our first stop, our local guide started to explain the benefits of drinking Green Tea, and as expected we were brought to the green tea plantation - Long Jing Wen Cha Old Town, this is where the 3hrs sales talk transpired.

Arriving Wuxi, we first stopped at Mt. LingShan - The Great Buddha City and watch a water fountain show.

The compound is really big, and its almost have a theme park feeling inside, the Main Temple which has massive and grandiose ornaments and jade walls, almost felt like inside St. Peter's Basilica . Unfortunately my photos inside were compromised, and I was only able to save this photo of the shoe covering which everybody is mandatory to wear while inside the hall, due to the expensive French marble floorings. (according to our guide) ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Shanghai - on 25 Dollar Budget Tour
Guide Location: China » Shanghai
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Pearl Tower   The Bund   Tong Ren Yang Sheng   Jade Shop  
Author: Angelo John Yap
Read it on author's website: https://saventravel.blogspot.com/2014/02/shanghai-budget-tour-sales-tactics-at.html

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