Shanghai Kung Fu Tour


From the soft and graceful Taoist arts of Wudang Mountain to the explosive Buddhist techniques of Shaolin Temple, China is famed for its rich martial arts heritage. Our Kung Fu Tour aims to give you a broad overview of that heritage by not only taking you on a guided tour of Shanghai’s excellent Kung Fu Museum, but also giving you the chance to try your hand at Chinese martial arts.

A great experience for adults and children, martial arts enthusiasts or complete novices, our Kung Fu Tour has something to offer everyone, and makes for a truly unforgettable experience.

Test your reflexes in the interactive section of the Kung Fu Museum


Tour of Kung Fu Museum

  • Learn the legends of China’s martial arts progenitors, including the Indian monk that meditated in a cave for nine years and the Chinese sage who imitated the movements of a snake.
  • See how some of China’s most famous martial artists have been used as a means of promoting nationalism.
  • Discover why Chinese martial arts are so closely intertwined with religion, superstition and literature.

Interactive Kung Fu Machines

  • Use state of the art equipment to assess your own speed, balance, reflexes and power.
  • See whether you can keep your balance whilst dancing on the Kung Fu Museum’s high-tech Cherry Blossom Stakes.
  • Try your hand at the traditional Chinese martial art that Bruce Lee once most excelled at, Wing Chun, and see if you can imitate an expert’s wooden dummy techniques.

Kung Fu Master Class

  • Having finished your tour of the Kung Fu Museum you are ready to learn some of the techniques that you’ve seen on display.
  • Work with other guests to see how applying the movements you learn work in reality.
  • Practise the Gentle Art of Tai Chi with a Trained Guide

Price (Chinese renminbi per person)

Kung Fu Tour Adults Children under 14
Private (2 hr) 330 260
Select (2.5 hr) 390 290

Tour Types

Public Tour availability can be seen by clicking here.

Private Tours can be scheduled for your group at any time you like.

Select Tours are led by Senior Newman Tours’ Guides, and guarantee the provision of an iPad to enhance the content of your tour. They can start at any time you want, and feature exclusive content described in italics in the Tour Schedule on this page.

Private and Select Tours require a minimum of 4 adult guests (or the financial equivalent thereof). Full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

See whether you have the balance necessary to be a Shaolin Monk

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What the Media Says

“Will tell you folk stories known only to natives”

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