Private Contemporary Art Walking Tour in Shanghai


After pickup at your Shanghai hotel, your guide takes you over to 50 Moganshan Road, a site that was once full of abandoned warehouses. Since 2000, 50 Moganshan Road, or M50, has been transformed by more than 100 resident artists into a thriving scene with artist studios, gallery exhibits and a few cafes. Your informative guide shares the history of the contemporary arts movement in Shanghai as you tour the large complex. Stop by galleries like BizArt, a non-profit that promotes young up-and-coming artists, and check out Eastlink, known for some of the city’s most controversial exhibitions. Expect to see a variety of media including photography, sculpture, painting, furniture, graffiti and more. If you’re lucky, your guide can introduce you to some of the resident artists during your tour. Relish the chance to learn about modern styles in China’s contemporary art and enjoy a firsthand experience of the world’s most vibrant art scenes while in Shanghai. With a local guide, you’ll be able to see more and come away with a deeper understanding of modern art in China. Tours are offered in the morning and afternoon, making it easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule.

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2 hours
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Why take this tour?

Discover Shanghai’s thriving art community on this 2-hour tour of 50 Moganshan Road, or M50 -- the premier art district of the city. While you won't see any Monets or Picassos, you'll admire avant-garde works like Zhou Tiehai's satirical treatment of modern art and Liu Dao's interactive art installations focusing on effects of technology. As you tour the complex of renovated galleries and studios with your knowledgeable guide, gain an insight into the growing underground art culture. Art experts and novices alike will love this celebration of Shanghai's contemporary art movement. This is a private tour just for you and your party.

What’s included?

  • Private walking tour

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Entry/Admission - M50 Creative Park

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Shanghai Pathways-Private One-day and Walking Tours

About operator:

If you want unique & authentic tours to see the real Shanghai, come join us! We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. We believe this is the perfect style of travel experience for those who want to get off the beaten path and really connect with the destination. With English speaking Chinese guides who lives in Shanghai, you are assured a real local experience. The experience can be as short as a couple of hours, or a whole day, but in every case we will take you to interesting places to meet locals, and really see what makes the place tick.

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