Explore the most historically and culturally significant spots in Shanghai and learn a great deal about traditional Chinese culture, lifestyle and philosophy on this private day trip with a knowledgeable English speaking local tour guide. Enjoy the tranquil and serene ambiance of the Yuyuan Gardens surrounded by jade sculptures, traditional pools, and the remarkable architectural style of the Ming Dynasty. Soak in the transcendent atmosphere at the Jade Buddha Temple and marvel at two very rare cultural relics of the sitting and reclining Buddha. Visit the Taoist temple of Chenghuangmiao and splurge on traditional Chinese street food, crafts, jewelry and souvenirs.
Discover hidden Shanghai on this half day bike tour of Shikumen! Shikumen, which means 'Stone Warehouse Gate', is regarded as the most representative house style of Shanghai as the Hutongs are representative of Beijing. Like Hutongs, Shikumen is a traditional Shanghainese architectural style characterized by multifamily, low-slung complexes often with second-floor balconies. On this bike tour, cycle through the laneway houses and pass by the residential complex, General Zhou Enlai. Learn about the traditional buildings from a knowledgeable guide, and gain insight into the daily life of Shanghainese in the area. Pedal through Tianzifang as well to see the beautiful contrast between the antique and modern buildings. Head to your last stop, Yu Garden, and admire the stunning architecture of the pools and pavilions. If you want to see the cluster of enclaves that seem frozen in time in Shanghai, then this bike tour is for you!
I strongly recommend this bike trip. This bike trip is one way to truly enjoy your trip to Shanghai. In addition to the many tourist spots, you can also see the lifestyles and streets of locals in Shanghai. The guide was very good at English and kindly explained to us the history and culture of Shanghai. Shanghai was a good place for biking because there were no mountains, and the roads weren't bad for cycling. The experience of riding a bike with other people in Shanghai has been a good memory for me. If my friend is going to Shanghai, I would definitely recommend this bike trip. One thing to complement is that it was hard to find points that met the guide. I was embarrassed that there was no store at the address described. The fact was that I had to meet a guide in front of the address building. If you see an explanation for this, it may be helpful.