25 November 2016
Welcome to the world below the surface. Crooks, scoundrels, mafiosos and gangsters used to prowl these streets (thankfully no more). Shanghai has always been one of the most international and populous cities in mainland China, and with this diversity and size comes all kinds of people… both the good and the bad. On this tour, you’ll get to experience the darker side of Shanghai’s history, from the opium lords to the corrupt politicians.
Some of the stories that will be told include that of “Big Eared Du”, an opium dealer and one of Shanghai’s biggest criminal masterminds with his famous lucky monkey heads, the Dutch con-man known for committing daylight robberies, the White Russian and French gangs, and the little known history about Nationalist China leader Chiang Kai Shek and the severity of corruption in his government.
You’ll get to visit the former estates and mansions of many of these historic figures. When all is said and done, you’ll get to have a drink in an old gangster’s mansion with your gangster(ish) tour guide. You know what they say – history is a drink best served cold.
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