Hi, I'm Lily Z!

Shanghai · Female

History & CultureCity SightseeingGourmet FoodsShort Excursions
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About Me

I went to college in Hangzhou, the “city of heaven.” I have been greeting tourists and leading them around Hangzhou since I was a sophomore, so I have a lot of experience leading people from many different countries. I first led tours to practice my English and connect with foreigners, but I quickly realized that I really enjoyed the job and was actually a pretty talented guide, so I decided to turn it into my career. I feel as though I’m not just a tour guide, but more like a local friend you are visiting for the first time, who is excited to show you around their hometown and show off their local traditions, culture, and favorite spots.

My Experiences

As a tour guide, I am adept at leading tours of Shanghai and nearby cities. I show people around popular destinations like Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and some water towns. I build tailor-made itineraries according to my clients' interests and requirements, and share Chinese culture, history, and lifestyle with clients. My tours take a more relaxed style, and having fun is my #1 priority. I like to explain Chinese history and culture through funny anecdotes and memorable jokes, and explore at the pace that my clients set. I won’t ever rush you.

What I am best at is making your trip hassle-free, memorable and enjoyable. Please feel free to let me know if you have any requirements for your tour, I can always customize itineraries or adjust itineraries to meet your requirements and interests. I hope to see you in Shanghai :)
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My Impression

Professional personable customizable humorous easy-going

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Booking Options

Booking here gives you access to any of this guide's tours. We will follow up to confirm which tour/s you are interested in. Please pay attention to whether the tour requires a car.

Language Competency Levels


These descriptions should reflect the level of competency of the working language of a guide.


-You understand simple phrases and can communicate only basic ideas. These basic ideas include: Greetings, yes, no, simple directions, telling the time. You can express yourself but only to a certain point. You are able to readand write with limited comprehension, and repeat yourself more than once.


-You are able to better express yourself and give clearer explanations and directions. You can read and understand most information and are able to read it back to the Traveler in a way that he or she can understand. You may have to repeat yourself more than once.


- You can write, read, and speak with very few errors. Communication is clear and you have excellent control over the language. You can translate fromyour language to the other quickly and you very rarely repeat yourself. You can express yourself and can talk about more abstract things; science, politics, philoophy, history, without any problems.


- You have native* control of the language. You articulate clearly and effectively, and you do not have to translate between your language and the other. You make few, if any, grammatical mistakes. Linguistic expression comes naturally and you have no problems working in that language.

* Native control means you speak as if you were a native speaker of that language; you have grown up with, been educated in, and spoken that language your entire life


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Hi, I'm Lily Z! Contact me if you want to know more about me or if you have anything you want to inquire from me. I'll reply you within one business day.

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