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Immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful world of Shanghai’s local markets on this 2-hour farmers market walking tour. Mingle with the locals and vendors as you learn about typical Chinese cuisine and customs at an authentic open-air market. Sample unique delicacies like ‘century egg’ (not included); gawp at the live snakes, eel and frogs on display; or practice your haggling skills as you purchase pungent spices, herbal teas or snacks. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people for a personalised experience. 


  • 2-hour guided tour through a farmers' market in Shanghai
  • With the help of your local guide, interact with local vendors and farmers to hear their stories
  • Peruse the market's variety of fruits and vegetables, grains, spices, meats, fish and much more!
  • Expert and knowledgeable local guide ensures an informative and entertaining tour, customizable to suit your interests
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Farmers’ Market Tour in Shanghai

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Shanghai is known not only for its popular tourist attractions like the Bund and Yuyuan Garden, but it also has a vibrant community separate from the commercial and business areas of the city. Visit an authentic, hidden, open-air farmers’ market in Shanghai. With your experienced local guide, spend two hours walking around the market to see what local vendors sell on a daily basis – you may even learn a bargaining trick or two!

Discover what fruits are in season while walking through the vast area selling abundant produce. In some sections, see live animals like poultry, frogs, snakes and eel. Walk to the meat and fish departments to see the vast arrays of pork, beef and several types of fish. Other goods include different spices, rice, kitchenware, tea and much more. If you happen to walk by a vendor selling century egg (a duck, chicken or quail egg preserved for several weeks to months), don’t miss your chance to try out (own expense) this popular local Chinese delicacy!

Your knowledgeable tour guide, a Shanghai local, has over five years of experience in leading tours all over the city. Whether you choose to purchase any of the fresh goods or simply listen to your guide's stories and anecdotes, you will surely enjoy this Shanghai market experience.

Customer Reviews

Johua S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tour guide was excellent and very informative. She showed us the markets and the old town Shanghai temple and all of the surrounding area. We were only in town on a layover and could not have seen so much without the tour. It was well worth the price and left an unforgettable impression of the city with us forever.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

A great personal tour with a native, very informative. Our guide spoke excellent English.

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