Baoshan, Shanghai China

Baoshan District Facts

Chinese Name: 宝山区 (bǎo shān qū)
Population: 1,904,886
Area: 293.71 square kilometers (113.40 square miles)
Location: in the north of Shanghai, east China
Area Code: 021
Zip Code: 201900
GDP (2018): CNY139.21 billion (USD 21.04 billion)

Iron Steel Base & Asia’s No.1 Cruise Port

Baoshan District is situated in the north of Shanghai and adjacent to the Yangtze River on the northeast, Huangpu River on the east. It also boards Yangpu, Hongkou, Jing'an and Putuo Districts on the south, Jiading District on the west, and Taicang on the north. The Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal in Baoshan Shanghai China connects more than 400 ports in 164 countries and regions, and the throughput of containers accounts for more than 70% of Shanghai port. Besides, Baoshan Iron & Steel Co, the largest and most modernized iron and steel company in China, headquarters there.

Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Baoshan District

Gucun Park
The park is the most famous place in Shanghai for cherry blossom viewing. More than 20 varieties of cherry trees have been planted in the park, which is of great ornamental value. In addition to setting up tents, picnics, flying kites, taking battery boats and barbecues on the grass, there are many amusement facilities and a dinosaur garden in the park.

Meilan Lake
Meilan Lake is characterized by its beautiful scenery and concentrated Nordic essence architecture community, so it is known as "the most beautiful place in northern Shanghai". Around the enchanting Meilan Lake, tourists can go to Outlets shopping square for shopping, dining, or have fun at the amusement park, golf course and art gallery.

Shanghai Museum of Glass
This is the first glass museum in China, which is reconstructed from the glass factory. In the museum with the old glass furnace workshop as the model, you will have a deeper understanding of the common glass. Not only can you enjoy the exquisite glass exhibits and watch the glass making process on site, but also color the glass products by yourself, or buy some fine glass products.

Folk Art Exhibition Hall
The Expo Hall has two stories. The first floor has 8 permanent exhibition halls. They display fine folk art, folk culture and intangible cultural heritages from China, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, America, Latin America and other regions. The 6 exhibition halls on the second floor are used to hold various kinds of temporary exhibitions.

Best Time to Visit Baoshan District

The best time to visit Baoshan Shanghai China is from March to May when the cherry blossoms are blooming. Baoshan District is a humid climate area with four distinct seasons. From December to January, the weather is mainly cold with little rain with an average temperature of 7℃ (45℉). It is hot and the weather can be as high as 37℃ (98℉) in summer from June to August. The other time in Baoshan Shanghai China is highly variable, alternating spells of warmth and cold. It is worth noting that from the middle of June, Baoshan District enters the month-long rainy season, which is not suitable for travelling.

Baoshan Weather Forecast



Travelers can fly to Shanghai Pudong International Airport or Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to Baoshan China because it is about 50 minutes' drive to Baoshan from the two airports. People can take Shuttle Bus Line 5 and then take Bus 952 Line B to Baoshan District from Pudong Airport. Or one need to take Metro Line 2 and transfer to Metro Line 3 at the Zhongshan Park Station from Hongqiao Airport to the district. It is available to access to Baoshan District by bullet trains, taking about 1 hour from Shanghai Railway Station to there by bus 63.

Metro, buses, taxis are the major inner-city transportation. Metro Lines 1, 3, 7 can reach Baoshan District Shanghai. Visitors can take Metro Line 7 to Gucun Park and Meilan Lake.

 See more: Shanghai Metro, Shanghai Taxi

Best Baoshan Food to Try

The best Baoshan Shanghai China foods to try are Steamed Fish, Fried Noodles with Shredded Chicken, Eight-Treasure Rice Pudding and Duck Vermicelli Soup.

 Eight-Treasure Rice Pudding
The eight treasures are composed of Red bean paste, jujube paste, preserved fruit, lotus seed, Coix Seed, longan, white sugar and lard stearin. Steam the glutinous rice with the eight treasures.

See more: Top 10 Shanghai Street Food

- Last updated on Aug. 03, 2022 -
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