Citywalk, the new travel trend that suits everybody
Recently, a different way of traveling has become popular: Citywalk, which is highly welcomed by netizens. It is translated by many travel enthusiasts as "city strolling" or "walking the streets", but what is it exactly?
Citywalk originated from London, England, with the aim of allowing participants to travel like locals. Initially, Citywalk had a strong cultural emphasis, but in China, it emphasizes being carefree, slow-paced, and immersive. Participants do not seek a planned itinerary or simply ticking off attractions; instead, they let the city guide them. Citywalk is not a checklist-style organized tour of the city but more like a form of exploration.
Popular Citywalk routes
On many social platforms, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangdong, along with other major cities are the most popular destinations among Citywalk participants.
In Shanghai, the "Plane tree district" refers to famous neighborhoods where plane trees are planted and offer a suitable environment for leisurely walks. These areas are known for their historical buildings, garden villas, and stylish small shops.
In Beijing, walking through the depths of hutongs allows one to understand the history of old Beijing and experience the lives of locals. Beijing's hutongs truly preserve the memories of old Beijing.
Citywalk's popularity is inseparable from the potential psychological needs of the masses. Citywalk is not only a form of tourism but also satisfies people's imagination of urban cultural life.
In China, as more and more netizens participate in this form of travel, the definition of a "Citywalk" is not so strict anymore. As long as enough people gather, they can start a group and walk together.
In this fast-paced era, every place contains the power to soothe the soul. Citywalk allows people to yearn for seeing the beauty and details of the city from a fresh perspective.