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Shunde Food Tour and Cultural Day Tour

A day tour exploring the local cuisine of Shunde, as well as the local cultures. A charming authentic cantonese neighborhood in the Pearl River Delta, 1 hour drive from Guangzhou, off the touristy path.

If you travel to Southern China to eat, you should not miss Shunde, Shunde is the home of the best Cantonese cuisine in the world. Shunde is a district of Foshan, it's known as Fengcheng in ancient times, it was named Fengcheng because of Phoenix Mountain, Fengcheng is a nickname of Shunde’s central Daliang district. There is a Chinese folk proverb “Eating in Guangzhou, Cookery from Fengcheng” which means a city famous for being where all the best chefs in Southern China are from. UNESCO proclaimed Shunde as the 'City of Gastronomy' under the UNESCO Creative Cities Network on December 1st, 2014, which is the second in China after Chengdu.

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Shunde Fish Farming Ponds


Itinerary of Shunde Food & Cultural Day Tour

During this Shunde food tour, you will have a chance to visit Shunde Spinsters' House, 130-year-old Mingshi Garden and Fengjian Water Village, especially, you can take lunch and dinner at the most authentic Shunde restaurants to taste the authentic Shunde food. Begin the journey from your Guangzhou downtown hotel at 11:30 am, drive to Shunde (approx 1 hour driving).

In the land of fish and rice, the fish is a famous dish in Shunde. A signature dish for the region is the fresh raw fish slices, one must-try is the Carp Fish. Using four cooking approaches to handle one fish, the best food in Shunde. You will have the opportunity to savor authentic sliced raw fish as lunch.

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House of Self-combed Women                                                                  Mingshi Garden

After lunch, we will visit a Spinsters' House which was established in the 1950s by Chinese spinsters returning from Singapore, Spinster is known as self-combed women in the Pearl River Delta, Learn about the unique custom to the Pearl River Delta. If time allows, we will visit 130-year-old Mingshi Garden where one of the leading and richest oversea Chinese families of Shunde once lived. The whole residential garden is famous for its unique combination of Chinese and western style building and strong local characteristics of the ancient buildings.

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Fengjian Water Village

With flat terrain, Shunde is endowed with a dense network of waterways, renowned for its fish farming ponds, rice paddies with silkworm mulberry trees planting around, forming an effective system of agriculture. It is also an unforgettable feature of the Pearl River Delta. We will visit a charming Fengjian Water Village on the outskirts of the town after the Spinsters' House, it is a beautiful river village. Around the village waterway, the area of waterways is up to 28km. There are hundreds of ancient houses, old trees all over the slate road, tree-lined, calm and poetic. Stroll through the 800-year-old village, discover its picturesque waterways by walking or boat before having dinner.


After dinner, another one must-try is the milk dessert. Its use of water buffalo milk in sweet and savory creations. It may be difficult to find water buffalo milk outside of Shunde. Besides milk dessert, one has to try the other desserts too.

Drive back to Guangzhou by around 8 pm. Please kindly note that we may visit two of the three points of interest along the tour, we will design it according to the places you would like to eat.


Information of
Shunde Food & Cultural Day Tour

Starting time: 11:30 am;
Type of Tour: Private Tour -- Just for you and your travel mates;
Meeting point: Your hotel entryway;
Duration: Approx. 8.5 hours;
Price

USD$200 for 1 person, each additional person USD$20; Maximum participant: 3 people;
INCLUDES: 
1. Air-conditioned car, fuel, toll fee, parking fee, and guide;
2. Down town Hotel pick-up and drop off; 
3. Guide (Guide and Driver will be the same person);

 

What to eat in Shunde
To keep your tour cost low, we have not included food in the Shunde food tours price, they are usually very reasonable, so that you have more option according to your needs and budget. Please cover our expenditure in the tour (meals and drink). However, these will be minimal. Based on our experience, usually the additional costs as follows:

LUNCH
Restaurant option #1: Shunde Sashimi-style Raw Fish is under CNY¥50 per person;
Restaurant option #2: Shunde style steamed crucian fish;


DESSERTS & SNACKS
Double Layer Steamed Milk with Different Fillings, Sago Dew with Coconut Juice, Fried Crispy Milk, Marinated Chicken Wings, Marinated Chicken Feet, Steam Rice Cake, etc. Costs from CNY¥8 to20 per each;

DINNER
Restaurant option #1: Clay Pot Rice Bowl Served a Set Course of Meats;
Restaurant option #2: Rice Porridge Hot Pot with Beef and Pork, Fried Crispy Bones with Dried Mandarin Peel, Sirloin Rice Noodle;
Restaurant option #3: Cantonese cuisine such as Shredded Chicken with Jellyfish, Mustard Cuttlefish Balls, Salted Shrimps, Pan-fried Stuffed Mud Carp etc. It costs around CNY¥80 per person;



Booking Process
To complete your Private Shunde Food Tours and Cultural Day Tour booking, a 30%~50% deposit is required via Paypal or telegraphic transfer after we set the tour date and tour duration with you. We will send you a PayPal invoice, you will have the option to use your credit cards or deposit card to complete the payment process (even if you are not a PayPal account holder). Note: A 4.7%~5.79% Paypal transaction fees will be charged on the total amount of the transaction when deposit is made by Paypal. Once payment is made, the booking of your Private Shunde Food Tours and Cultural Day Tour is confirmed. The remaining balance is payable in cash only on tour day with us, you can pay in either U.S. Dollar or Chinese Yuan, whatever is convenient for you. We prefer U.S. Dollars without any damage and stain, otherwise please provide Chinese Yuan.