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Visiotrs are flocking to Shanghai's Jinshan District, a new Mecca for seafood lovers where the Seafood Culture Festival offers the bounty of the ocean, an unspoiled coastline, a fishing village, restaurants galore and plenty of activities.

 



Fresh seafood, festival, ancient village on beach

By Tan Weiyun

VISITORS are flocking to Shanghai’s Jinshan District, a new Mecca for seafood lovers where the Seafood Culture Festival offers the bounty of the ocean, an unspoiled coastline, a fishing village, restaurants galore and plenty of activities. The festival starts this month and runs for three months through the middle of October. Seafood lovers don’t need to drive to Ningbo or Zhoushan Island in Zhejiang Province for the freshest, most delectable fare this summer ... more

 


 


 

Fishing culture

It has a large, decorated clay oven, an ornately carved king-size bed and an old-fashioned hardwood ba xian zhuo (a square table for eight people). It also contains a traditional workroom, where women wove and repaired fishing nets and made bamboo baskets to hold fish...more

 

‘Old Fishing Eight’

The “Old Fishing Eight” are the most renowned Jinshan-native seafood dishes. They are all cooked with mushrooms and fresh-caught seafood, including steamed sea cucumber, quick sauteed wild white shrimp, croaker thick soup and many others...more

 

Other activities

Zebra Music Festival (Shanghai)

The Zebra Music Festival rocks into town from July 25 to 27 at Shanghai Jinshan City Beach

Shanghai International Beach Fireworks Festival

The night sky of Jinshan’s City Beach will light up...more


 


Tip: Driving is simpler and more direct than public transport.


By car:
Take G50 or S4 highway. Take G15 (toward Ningbo). Get off at Tingwei Road and then drive south to Huhang Road. The seafood street is along the beach on Huhang Road.

Public transport:
Take Metro Line 1 to Jinjiang Park; walk a minute, then take Bus Line Shimei (from the Meilong Bus Station to the Shihua Bus Station); then take Bus Line Xiwei to Jinshanzui; walk three minutes to the seafood street.


By train:
Take Jinshan Railway at the South Railway Station. Get off at Jinshanwei Station and take a five-minute shuttle bus to the beach.

 

 

 

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