Private Taste of Shanghai and Old Town
Any visit to Shanghai would not be complete without spending time in the picturesque Old Town. This traditional urban core was for decades the seat of authority for Shanghai, and today is a bustling town filled with traditional history, temples, lively bazaars and so much more.
Your adventure of food discovery begins on a famous culinary street where you will taste a traditional Shanghai breakfast of egg pancakes, sticky rice rolls, soy bean milk and deep fried "ghost." As you continue through ancient, narrow alleyways filled with hidden local food haunts you will make your way to the downtown center. You will stop at a decades-old dim sum shop for a bite or two of their signature wonton soup, fried dumplings and sticky rice balls.
While you are in town, make like a local by visiting the wet market, Shanghai's alternative to brand-name supermarkets. The fresh produce and even fresher animals walking around are the go-to place for residents shopping for their next meal. The bird market is also a special treat, where you can find anything from flowers to pottery and live pets.
Throughout the tour you will pass by the Shikumen houses, or Western-styled town homes with narrow, enclosed front yards that were very popular in the 1860s. Conclude your time in Old Shanghai with a stop at the ancient Shanghai Confucius Temple where you will enjoy a traditional and contemplative tea ceremony amidst beautiful stone carvings.
There's no better way to get a glimpse of traditional China than with this private walking tour, don't miss out and reserve your spot today.