The Shanghai Gangster Tour

Private Tour
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(Per person in group up to 3)
  • 2 Hours
  • No shopping
  • English
Type:Private This is a Tour
Length: 2 Hours
Shopping Stops:No

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  • Great for family with older kids
  • Perfect for visitors to Shanghai
  • Weekend treat with friends!
  • Walking tour - wear comfortable shoes
  • Come with an open mind

This tour is described as: Walking, History, Cultural Experience, Architecture, Photography

Tour details

Take the Shanghai Gangster tour through Shanghai with a colonial gangster and learn about the crime lords who once ruled the city like kings. From “Big Eared” Du with his lucky monkey heads to “Pockmarked” Huang and his police car drug distribution, get to know some of the early 20th century’s most powerful gangsters, and find out why you wouldn’t want to cross them.  Let's explore the strange but interesting truths behind the Chinese opium craze and Shanghai's Big Tycoon!

See where one of the richest opium dealers in Shanghai once lived and discover how he avoided jail time when he got caught. Visit the luxurious mansion presented to Shanghai’s most powerful Chinese criminal mastermind, “Big Eared” Du, and find out why he was treated with such reverence.

See the clubhouse in which “Big Eared” Du stored his opium, and find out how he prevented the police from arresting him. Discover why “Big Eared” Du thought that monkey heads were the secret of his success. See where the Chinese customs officer once lived, and discover why he was such a thorn in the side of “Big Eared” Du.

Visit the mansion that was built by a Dutch con-man who got away with daylight robbery and learn about the nasty fate of the opportunist that later took over the house. See where the White Russians used to live and work, and find out why they outnumbered the French three to one in 1930s Shanghai. Stroll past the former home of Chiang Kai Shek, and find out just how corrupt he really was.

What to expect?

- Explore Early 20th Century Shanghai

- Get to know the Real Gangsters

- Hang Around Criminal Estates

- Former Residence of Chiang Kai Shek

Low on budget but want a quality tour? Make this tour into a group tour to reduce your cost! As part of ChinaClickGo's service, we may find other travelers of similar traveling interest as you to make the best out of this tour. On the top menu of this page, you will find the tab "Find other travelers", and follow the instructions given.

The difference between private tours and join in group tours
Private Tour

High quality tour with a more personal experience. Your guide will be available for any questions you have. Furthermore, there is much more flexibility with your itinerary. Want to meet other people interested in the same activity. Click here.

Join in Group Tour

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Price includes

Professional tour guide with extensive historical knowledge

Price doesn't include

Transportation - it is a walking tour
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary above

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 4 working days before the experience: full refund.
  • 0-3 working days before the experience or no-show: no refund.


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