Shanghai - Yuyuan Bazaar: Old Shanghai at Night

Yuyuan Bazaar: Old Shanghai at Night

(26 reviews)
Yuyuan Bazaar , Shanghai, China
35 mins

About the tour

If you have visited this bustling Yuyuan Bazaar area, you know it is rich in local shops, classic Chinese architecture, food vendors, and cultural artifacts. At night, it lights up with a beautiful tapestry of buildings outlined with neon lights, bright floral displays, and vendors getting ready to end their day. This section of Shanghai is outside of the original Yuyuan Garden, dates back nearly 500 years ago from the Ming Dynasty, and was once the center of the city. Today this is one of the most iconic areas of Shanghai for visitors and you will explore a wide range of ancient buildings, statues, as well as a wide variety of shops with local goods, and restaurants including hand-made delicacies along narrow streets with a unique night perspective. Join your guide Apple for this evening tour as she explains the history of the area, virtually browses years of Chinese culture, and shares vivid stories along with dazzling night views.

Meet your local guide


Apple is one of the most optimistic, enthusiastic and delightful guides you'll ever meet. She has been a Shanghai tour guide for six years now and loves helping customers enjoy Shanghai. As a truly local Shanghainese, Apple will show you the city with vivid hidden stories some you won't find anywhere else. After her in-person guide services, all of her guests say a tour with Apple is like hanging out with a sweetheart friend. As a virtual guide, you'll enjoy seeing not just some of the iconic sites of Shanghai, but the exploring backstreets and hearing the stories of famous and not-so-famous Chinese to get a rich understanding of today's culture in China.

Apple has been guiding since Apr 2014

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Shanghai with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 35 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Shanghai. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Doloris D.

10 April 2021


Barbara B.

08 April 2021

Apple was an excellent guide and sympathetic to the wants of her clients. She even sang to us which was lovely!

Christine S.

08 April 2021

Very interesting tour and it was nice to meet some of the crafts people in Shanghai pity we could not buy anything in the shops.

Anne A.

08 April 2021


Eve U.

08 April 2021

I love Apple and her fabulous tours! It is always a pleasure to spend time in Shanghai with her.

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