Guided tour

Shanghai: Herb Market, Taoist Temple and Tai Chi Bike Tour

4.5 / 5

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Activity provider: Shanghai Bike Tours
Guided tour

Shanghai: Herb Market, Taoist Temple and Tai Chi Bike Tour

Activity provider: Shanghai Bike Tours

From US$ 52 per person

Take a 4-hour bike tour, and visit the biggest Chinese Herbs Market Shanghai has to offer. Learn traditional Chinese philosophy at a Taoist temple that dates from the Ming dynasty, and practice Tai Chi in an ancient park.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Admire the most famous Taoist temple in Shanghai
  • Explore the biggest Chinese herbs market in the city
  • Learn about traditional Chinese herbal medicine with your English-speaking guide
  • Practice Tai Chi with a master in an ancient park
  • Discover how feng shui relates to Taoism
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Explore traditional sites of Chinese medicine and religion on a 4-hour bike tour in Shanghai. Pass by many scenic spots, and practice Tai Chi in a famous park. Begin your tour at the meeting point with your local, English-speaking guide. Visit a centuries-old Taoist Temple that has been in existence since the time of the Ming Dynasty, and gain insight into ancient Chinese philosophy and native religion. Then, follow your guide to the largest traditional Chinese herbal medicine market in the country. Explore the theory and application of Chinese medicine, discover how the herbs are prescribed, and come to understand that the goal of treatment is to bring the body back into balance. Finally, take the chance to practice Tai Chi in an ancient park with a master of this martial art. Work on developing your inner power and harmony through the concentration, coordination, and relaxation of your mind, energy, and body. Throughout your tour, your guide will point out well-known, scenic sites, such as antique markets and the White Cloud Temple, as well as a street popular with foodies.
  • High-quality bicycle and helmet
  • Local, English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottle of mineral water
  • Entry ticket
  • Food or snacks
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

No.39 Chezhan South Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai. The meeting point is opposite Shanghai Fuxing Senior High School.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes

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  • High-heel shoes are not appropriate for this tour
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Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Cycling shanghai is definitely an interesting experience, however traffic could be hard/ feel dangerous, if you're not a good rider. The meeting point was a bit hard to find, go early. We managed to visit everything on the agenda and be back on time. To note the tai chi was not a private class but to join a group of locals impromptu, (it was Ok but I thought we were going to have a proper class in English for us given the cost of the tour). I wish our guide would have been closer to us when riding to discuss more about what we saw, passed by or even take a photo stop when we passed the bund / nanjing Road area as they will have been great background too for pics. Regarding the traditional medicines, I understand could be hard to remember all those terms in English so recommend a printed handout to help explain, which could be a nice souvenir too!

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December 23, 2019

It is a excellent way to discover Shanghai and my guide May was charming and spoke good English. I loved the park! The main problem was the bike. Heavy and high. You also have to get used to the Shanghai driving especially the cycles

December 8, 2019


Great fun and many many insights about every day life in Shanghai.

November 18, 2019

Product ID: 166875