Shanghai – City Tour / Weather: Raining, low clouds, 54*
We get up at 6:30 after a good night’s sleep. It is raining. Rick goes down to the front desk and they have our luggage – yeah! We have a fantastic buffet breakfast with everything you could think of both Chinese and American food. We leave at 9 AM on a city tour on a bus. It is raining.
Our first stop is to the Jade Buddha Temple. It has the jade buddha, which is made of “white” jade instead of “green” jade, which makes it even rarer. There are lots of buildings with gold plated buddhas.
The next stop of the city tour was to the “Bund” district downtown on the river. The left side is old and English style buildings. One being with the “Little Ben” clock on top. It chimes every 15 minutes. Across the river are all the new skyscraper buildings. One is the second tallest in the world – 118 floors. But you can’t see the tops of any of them, with the rain the tops are in the clouds.
We also see the flower wall, scenes and designs made with real flowers.
We go back to the hotel and have a meeting with Frank our tour manager and then enjoy a huge Chinese dinner, served family style on a large lazy -susan. A short walk through shops before going to bed by 9.