Hefei Greeters
‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Free Personal Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Hefei through a free personal walk with a local

Hefei is a park city, with most of its parks forming a complete strip around the city center, hence it’s called the ‘Emerald Necklace’. Most of these parks were built in the 1960s, so you can see quaint pavilions intertwined with modern skyscrapers. Strolling through them, you can feel the daily life of the residents of Hefei.

Hefei is an industrial city, born to support the daily lives of Chinese workers. Here, you can find traces of factories large and small; some have turned into museums, some into shopping malls, and some still stand in a corner of the city awaiting demolition. Through them, you can understand the various stages of China’s industrial development.

If you happen to pass through Hefei and are curious about this city, Hefei Greeters will be happy to meet you, showing you a day of authentic Hefei life, which is also a day in the life of ordinary Chinese people.

Xiao Jao Jin Hefei
Elephant Slide Hefei
Big bellhouse, Hefei

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Remember: A Greet means meeting a local resident to walk around town with you as new friends. The first step will be to talk to the Greeter about the details of your personalized tour. It's not about taking part in a standardized tour, but about exploring the city with an expert volunteer .

Who are the Greeters?

Hefei Greeters are volunteers who will share their love for the city with you in an enthusiastic and hospitable manner. A Greeter will take you on a free walking tour through the city for a couple of hours allowing you to experience our city in a unique way. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with an authentic resident and gain a deeper understanding of our vibrant city. Contact us today to arrange your personalized tour. Our support and guidance come completely free of charge. For families, mini groups or people travelling solo – a truly enriching experience and absolutely free!

What our guests say

Our Greeter in Hefei was very patient despite our tardiness, her welcome was wonderful, the tour excellent and you can clearly sense that she cares about showcasing every facet of her town.
Susan and Karl


Thank you, Hefei Greeters, it is so great to be welcomed like friends, to see a place with the eyes of a local, have a chat in a tiny café and - eventually - leave as a friend.
Anna Maria


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