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Shanghai Ghost Tour begins outside Jing'an Temple

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Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010

 
 The Shanghai Ghost Tour begins outside Jing'an Temple where visitors will ask the temple's guardian lions for protection against evil spirits of the night.(Source: ShanghaiDaily)

BEIJING, April. 23 -- Forget the famous ghost tours of Manhattan, Paris and London - Shanghai has its very own ghosts and legends, involving ancient and modern spirits, and British expat Daniel Newman conducts a nighttime walking tour of their haunts.

The Shanghai Ghost Tour, in both English and Chinese, takes expats and locals on a two- to three-hour walk starting at Jing'an Temple and ending at Jing'an Park, or in a Buddhist restaurant.

The tours, which began this month, focus on the Jing'an Temple area. They include Paramount Theater, Yan'an Elevated Road with its famous nine-dragon-pattern supporting pillar - among around 10 sites. There's a lot of wandering around in haunted lanes.

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