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Walkology

No.393 Xinhua Road, Shanghai 200052, China
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Fascinating look at Old Shanghai

I purposely sought out a guide who could offer a Westerner's perspective of life in Shanghai, and... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
JSW223
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Rehovot, Israel
We saw a side to Shanghai you would not otherwise see

Our tour guide Peter Jacobson has lived in Shanghai for many years has travelled a lot around China... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Naomi E
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London, United Kingdom
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“suzhou creek” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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No.393 Xinhua Road, Shanghai 200052, China
Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

I purposely sought out a guide who could offer a Westerner's perspective of life in Shanghai, and China, and very much enjoyed walking through the old Shanghai neighborhoods with Peter. Having lived in the city for over 20 years, Peter speaks and reads Chinese, and...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Our tour guide Peter Jacobson has lived in Shanghai for many years has travelled a lot around China and speaks perfect English. He is a superb guide. He took us North of Souzhou Creek into some very poor areas which opened our eyes quite a...More

Thank Naomi E
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

HIGHLY recommended for anyone who wants a unique and authentic experience in Shanghai. Peter is an excellent guide, and a very interesting person. We did a morning walk, mostly in the area just north of Suzhou River. This is not a place that many tourists...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Really fun and eye-opening Old Town walking tour. Peter was very knowledgeable and has a strong eye for detail. That's what made this tour so unique. It's really important to see the "hidden" side of Shanghai - to see what lies beneath the hustle and...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

It was a last minute decision when I contacted Peter as I had a few hours to kill before my flight out from Shanghai. We did the Old Town walk and went round to all the old houses. Peter's knowledge about the area is really...More

Thank Audreychooi
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I had the pleasure of taking the Old Town Shanghai walk with Peter, and it was a wonderful, eye-opening, and very enlightening experience. As we walked through narrow residential and market streets, Peter would stop and explain fascinating details about things that would have otherwise...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I did the Suzhou Creek walk with Peter and it was amazing. It was a walk back in time to see something of what life might have been like for the common folk in the 1980s or 90's before all the new building really started....More

Thank Daniel L
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We only found out about this by chance - a fellow staying at our hotel told us it was very good and it was! A three hour, easy, level walk through Shanghai Old Town with Peter, a Dane who has lived in Shanghai for 20...More

Thank kate n
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you are looking for something different and interesting to do in Shanghai try Walkology . You will go to places and lanes that you may never know exist or would go on your own . It's easy walking so just about any age group...More

Thank Jen1855
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

My husband I spent an afternoon with Peter touring the North of Suzhou Creek. It felt like we'd known Peter for years, with his friendly, relaxed manner. Asking questions was encouraged and Peter's depth of knowledge never failed. We learned so much about Chinese life,...More

Thank cutiepiefromSD
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Nearby
Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and
entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of
residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle
pockets that have their own unique attractions. The
schools have formed pockets of international
communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang.
Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have
built up over the years to cater to these communities.
...More
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Suems567
25 September 2016|
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Response from Peter J | Property representative |
Hello Sue, Thanks for your enquiry. In general, the walks stay away from traditional tourist sights and instead focus on the traditional neighborhoods and lifestyles of the Shanghainese. You will experience hidden, narrow... More
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