OVERVIEW OF BAOSHAN (SHANGHAI)
Located in the northern part of Shanghai city, Baoshan is at the meeting point of the Huangpu River and the Yangtze River. It is the birthplace of Shanghai's port opening, nearly 100 years ago. From the completion of China's first railway to the establishment of BaoSteel, China's largest modern iron-steel enterprise and from the entry of Shanghai University to the holding of Baoshan International Folk Art Festival, Baoshan has developed into an eye-catching district, filled with Chinese history, culture and natural beauty.
Fun Things To Do
Baoshan International Folk Art Festival - Held in October biannually, the festival is regarded as a communications gala celebrated by domestic and foreign artists promoting international and fold cultural exchanges.
Learn more about Chinese culture and history while discovering a newfound appreciation for natural beauty while strolling some of the area?s gardens and parks including, Wendao Garden, Linjiang Park and Luoxi Park.
Dragon Boat Museum - The iconic boats are known throughout the world and reflect a vital part of China?s history.
Get A Taste Of Local Flavor
Old villa restaurants combine culinary skill and history, traditional eateries specialize in authentic local cuisine and teahouses provide sanctuary from the urban jungle. The following dishes will drive your taste buds into overdrive: beggars chicken, where the meat bursts with intense flavor; Yangchun noodle, highly nutritious and tasty; and fried Mantou, a local dim sum with a 100-year-old history.
Shopping For Bargains
The Golden Plaza, the BaoSteel Department Store and the Beiyi Shopping Arcade each offer multiple opportunities to shop for the latest fashions, jewelry, stationary items and much more.
Chinese currency is called Renminbi, often abbreviated as RMB. Major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, tourist shops and some department stores. Most hotels offer foreign exchange services. The Bank of China exchanges money and traveler's checks.