'Xiguan & Across the River' Cycle Tour

9 kilometers; 1:30 - 5:00pm

This tour can also be booked for other days, with a minimum of 4 guests. 

Learn more about Guangzhou's Lingnan culture with a visit to the Cantonese Opera Museum and the restored old neighborhood around it, including Bruce Lee's ancestral hall. Feel the city's trading spirit  when riding through Liwan's Xiguan wholesale markets and Qingping dried goods market. Explore Shamian Island and learn the complicated history of the island and some of its buildings, before we check out the 'Canton Bund'. After boarding the Pearl River Ferry, we arrive on the 'forgotten' side of the river and visit the stunning Haizhuang Buddhist Temple. We then crisscross through alleyways in the Nanhuaxi village where time has stood still for hundreds of years, stumbling upon former opium dens, outdoor markets, ancient villas and ancestral halls. After riding through the vast and famous wedding dress market, we end up on the Pearl River, where we finish at the stunning mansion of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen. The entire route is through alleyways, or along the Pearl River boulevard. An astounding tour through historically important, but less appreciated parts of Guangzhou!



13:30  Meet at Cantonese Opera Museum on Enning Lu

13:40  Introduction and departure

13:45  Walking tour of Yongqingfang revitalized old neighborhood & canal, Bruce Lee's ancestral hall, Lion Dance cultural heritage

14:10  Departure of cycle tour through Xiguan's historic neighborhoods

14:25  Qingping dried goods market

14:35  Shamian Island

15:05  Canton Bund

15:15  Ferry across the Pearl River

15:30  Haizhuang Buddhist Temple

15:50  Nanhuaxi historic area with several sights

16:30  Wedding dress market

17:00  Finish at Mansion of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen