Private Tour of Shanghai's Tongli Water Village & Ancient Sexual Culture Museum

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Visit Tongli Water Village which showcases over 1,000 years of history and cultural heritage.Also visit Ancient Sexual Cultural Museum which explores more than 6,000 years of human sexuality and more.

Description

Jiangsu Province is home to many ancient water towns in the Yangtze River Delta, famous for their waterways, bridges and authentic village homes. Tongli is one of the most beautiful examples, built on seven islets with 15 canals and nearly 50 bridges.

Established in the Song Dynasty, Tongli Water Village showcases over 1,000 years of history and cultural heritage. An example of the rich tradition of local craftsmanship can be seen at Jiayin Hall. Built in 1922, it is known for its collection of more than 100 well-preserved wood carvings of classical Chinese figurines. There are 49 bridges in Tongli, three of which have become the cultural symbols of the town. Named Taiping (peace), Jili (luck) and Changqing (celebration), locals walk over the three bridges to wish peace, fortune, happiness and health for their family and friends. There are also many traditional gardens in Tongli. Tuisi Garden, which was constructed between 1885 and 1887, is a wonderful example of a traditional Chinese garden. You will have the opportunity to stroll the pavilions, terraces, halls, rockeries and ponds to experience the harmony of the garden.

Ancient China Sexual Cultural Museum in Tongli explores more than 6,000 years of human sexuality in this most unique of museums. It features a large collection of historic and erotic artwork and artifacts relating to sexual culture. With more than 3,500 pieces, the collection ranges from stone and jade sculptures, antique sex toys, fertility idols, porcelain figures and paintings. The pieces are organized into various categories, including the evolution of sex, sexuality in religion, development of the marriage system, sexual oppression of women, erotica and sexual health. Parts of this world-famous collection had previously been shown to great acclaim in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Yokohama, Melbourne, Seoul, New York, Rotterdam, and Berlin.

The schedule of this tour allows you to take other available tours in the evening (these tours are purchased separately):

Itinerary / Activity Schedule

  • Tongli Water Village

  • Jiayin Hall

  • Tuisi Garden

  • Ancient China Sexual Culture Museum

Includes

  • Lunch

  • Transportation fee

  • Admission fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Private Tour of Shanghai's Tongli Water Village & Ancient Sexual Culture Museum

Duration: 7:30 - 8:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Lunch / Transportation fee / Admission fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 08:30

    Pick-up from Your Hotel in Shanghai

  • Tongli Water Village

    Walk the charming streets of Tongli Water Village, which dates back to the Song Dynasty. Learn about the rich history and cultural heritage of this ancient town.

  • Jiayin Hall

    See the Jiayin Hall, built in 1922 and known for its collection of over 100 well-preserved wood carvings of classical Chinese figurines.

  • Ancient Bridges

    Tongli is famous for its bridges, and three of these are considered to be cultural symbols of the town. These three bridges are Taiping (peace), Jili (luck), and Changqing (celebration). It is said that walking on these bridges bring peace, fortune, happiness and good health.

  • Tuisi Garden

    Discover Tuisi Garden, one of the many traditional gardens in Tongli. Stroll the pavilions, terraces, halls, rockeries and ponds of this garden constructed between 1885 and 1887.

  • Ancient China Sexual Cultural Museum

    Enter a world of wonderment as you browse the museum's extensive collection of artworks and artifacts, including fertility idols, jade sculptures, antique sex toys.

  • 16:30

    Drop-off at Your Hotel in Shanghai

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Additional Note(s)
  • The tour guide will be carrying a sign board with your name on it. Please be ready at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time.

  • A local representative will call you or leave a message at your hotel room at about 09:00 PM one night prior to your tour date to confirm the exact pick-up details.

  • Should there be no messages left for you, please contact the tour operator 24 hours before the service. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 7.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 6 business days (22:59:00 local time) to 2 business days (22:59:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 22:59:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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Any changes made between 16:00 local time, 6 business days to 16:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

Any changes made after 16:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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