Surrounded by graceful pine trees, the Baoshan Buddhist temple is in an area of quiet and contemplation. Wind bells chime on the roof and monks are seen in deep meditation and prayer. Originally constructed as a private villa in 1511, it has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the past 500 years. The present structure is Tang Dynasty in style and built without nails, using mortise and tenon joints to connect the timber. Requiring over 13,000 square meters of timber to build, it is the largest temple in Shanghai. We will explore this serene setting with Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways as our guide. A delightful lunch of local fare will follow. Our day will end with a casual stroll through the lesser known of all water towns, Luodian. There are no tourists here, just locals going about their everyday tasks.
Thursday, January 11
9:15am Registration, 9:30am to 4:30 pm
Baker and Spice, Shanghai Center
1376 Nanjing Rd. (W), near Xikang Rd.
(metro line 2 or 7 to Jing’an Temple station)
南京西路1376号,上海商城 1楼室, 近西康路
RMB 450 (Includes transportation, all entrance fees, lunch and guided tour).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 6. Under Subject, type “Baoshan and Luodian Water Town”, and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after January 6. SEA coordinators are Anna D’Ettorre, mobile: 185-2179-3118, and Felice Kuta, mobile: 185-0171-8367