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The French Concession: Discover its history on an audio tour

Shanghai, China
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90 to 105 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

IMPORTANT: In China, there is a GPS offset that makes your position on Google and Apple maps incorrect. This issue doesn't affect the offline map, so if you turn off WiFi and data you'll be able to track your position on the route.

Exploring Shanghai’s Former French Concession is a pleasure for visitors and residents alike. It’s a place set apart from the modernity of the rest of the city with tree-lined streets that inspire lingering strolls. We'll explore the lesser-known parts of the Western concession. I’ll tell you about how the foreign concessions came to be in Shanghai and introduce you to the colourful characters that made their fortunes here, including one or two gangsters.

On this self-guided audio tour you can look forward to:

• A secret garden built for a concubine
• The site of a gruesome murder that scandalised China
• Luxury apartments with a dark history
• The biggest gang boss in Shanghai and his strange superstition
• Opium dealers and opium thieves

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Huashan Greenland, Changning District, China

The tour passes through the Huashan Greenland.

Pass By: Dingxiang Garden (West Gate), 849 Hua Shan Lu, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

The tour passes through the Ding Xiang Garden

Pass By: Soong Ching-ling Memorial Residence, No.1843 Huaihai Middle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200020 China

The tour passes by the Soong Ching Ling Institute

The Location

Where To Go

上海农业信息有限公司, China, Shanghai Shi, Changning Qu, 幸福路42号福苑大厦3m-a座

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/10/2020 - 11/12/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Shanghai, China

Return details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


The French Concession: Discover its history on an audio tour

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