I have various walking tour options but I suggest first-time visitors to Dongguan can walk around the historical city center, know about the history of the city and see local people's daily life. Guancheng Heritage Trail - It's a guided tour to the historic center of Dongguan, Guancheng. In the tour, you will know the history and development of Dongguan city, Which was established in 757. We will see some old houses which are still standing today and get to know the real daily life of local people. You can also try some local snacks and talk to residents and all kinds of business owners in the area.
I'm a Dongguan native and I'd love to you show you the unique culture and traditions of my city. I had worked as a journalist in a local expat magazine for 7 years, so, I know my city very well and I wrote many articles introducing my city. Since 2017, I've been leading curious foreigners to the alleys of the historic city center and some other tourist attractions, providing commentary on history, architecture, traditions and more. I believe one of the best ways to know a city is through walking tours. Dongguan, as an important part of Cantonese culture, has much more to offer other than just the manufacturing industry. Let me show you my beloved hometown.
The Guancheng Hertiage Trail tour will be held in Guancheng's many alleys and streets. We will start at the West Gate (Ying'en Tower), cross the canal, walk along Zhenhua Rd and Daxi Rd, where "qi lou" (portico/veranda style buildings) were established 100 years ago. We will stroll through the area's many little alleys such as Zhiting St. and Pixie Alley, see traditional stores and market selling stuff that you won't find in the supermarket.
Dongguan Historic Walking Tour