Half-Day Bike Tour: Explore Shikumen in Shanghai Nongtang

Half-Day Bike Tour: Explore Shikumen in Shanghai Nongtang
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$58
Duration: 4 hours
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Pedal your way to a new perspective in Shanghai. Specifically, explore the Shikumen architectural style that blends design characteristics of eastern and western cultures, reflecting the history of this great Chinese metropolis. Learn about Shanghai’s ‘nongtang,’ or lane houses, on a 4-hour bike tour that explores these traditional Shikumen buildings. Pedal along Lu Xun Park, Duolun Road, Tianzifang, and more with your guide as you gain insight into daily life including local food, culture, and folk entertainment.

Your half-day tour of Shanghai’s nongtang begins when you meet your guide at Dabaishu Station near Luxun Park. Strap on a helmet and hop on your bike, then pedal with a small group toward the Shikumen architectural bliss. 

Cycle through the renovated shopping district of Tianzifang in the French Concession, and view historical shikumen-style buildings such as Xichengli and the residential complex of General Zhou Enlai. Make stops along the way to discuss with the guide the architectural features of the buildings and the history of Shanghai’s lane houses.

Continue past the bustling shopfronts of Old Street to Yu Garden (Yuyuan Garden) for a look at classical Chinese architecture, set amid pavilions and pools, before your bike tour concludes at its original departure point.

Pedal your way to a new perspective in Shanghai. Specifically, explore the Shikumen architectural style that blends design characteristics of eastern and western cultures, reflecting the history of this great Chinese metropolis. Learn about Shanghai’s ‘nongtang,’ or lane houses, on a 4-hour bike tour that explores these traditional Shikumen buildings. Pedal along Lu Xun Park, Duolun Road, Tianzifang, and more with your guide as you gain insight into daily life including local food, culture, and folk entertainment.