Jinshan, Shanghai China

Jinshan District Facts

Chinese Name: 金山区 (jīn shān qū)
Population: 7,224,100
Area: 613 square kilometers (237 square miles)
Location: in the southwest of Shanghai, east China
Area Code: 021
Zip Code: 201599
GDP (2018): CNY76 billion (USD 11 billion)

Ancient Towns & Farmer Paintings

Jinshan District is the outer suburb of Southwest Shanghai, bordering Fengxian District on the east, Songjiang District and Qingpu District on the north. Jinshan Shanghai China is the hometown of Chinese modern folk paintings, Chinese story and Chinese folk culture and art. Fengjing Town and Zhujing Town are famous ancient towns with a history of more than 800 years. The Jinshan Farmer Painting is known as a world art treasure.

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

Fengjing Ancient Town
Fengjing Ancient Town is a typical water town with rivers crossing through and well-preserved ancient buildings. There are 52 bridges and the oldest one has a history of nearly 700 years. The main scenic spots in the ancient town include the ancient corridor, Dingcong Cartoon Pavilion, and Dongqu Fire Administration. At the head of South Street, a cruise ship wharf is situated. You can take a boat to see the beautiful scenery on both sides of the river.

Jinshan City Beach
Jinshan City Beach has 1.6 km (1.0 mi) of coastal landscape promenade, as well as various recreational projects, such as marine motorcycles, water bikes, ferris wheel and sailboat. It also possesses the only floating swimming pool in the world, which is the first natural diving spot in Shanghai. Besides, the modern and fashionable coastal leisure street sells a variety of featured goods and snacks.

Jinshan Farmer Paintings Leisure Park
Jinshan Farmer Paintings originated from the old folk art in the south of the Yangtze River. By using the local customs as the main themes, the paintings feature a bold artistic expression and strong color contrast. In Zhonghong Village, Fengjing Town, tourists can see the whole process of the creation and mounting of farmer paintings by the famous local farmers' painters, enjoy the excellent works and purchase the certified original paintings.

Best Time to Visit Jinshan District

The best time to visit Jinshan Shanghai China is March to June which is a good time to appreciate the countryside scenery. With the average temperature of 18℃ (64℉), the weather is neither cold nor hot at that time. From the middle of June to the first ten days of July every year, it is the rainy season in this area. From July to September are the hottest months of the year with the average temperature of 27℃ (81℉). The climate in winter, from December to February, is less rainy and the temperature is about 7℃ (45℉).

Jinshan District Weather Forecast

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Transportation

To get to Jinshan Shanghai China, visitors can fly to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Then take Hongqiao Hub Bus 1 and transfer to Shimei Line at MeiLong Stop, taking 3 hours. Shanghai Pudong International Airport is 110 km (68 mi) away from Jinshan District and there is no direct shuttle bus or metro. Bullet trains are available. It takes about 1.5 hours from Shanghai South Railway Station to Jinshan China.  

The inner-city transportation means have metro, buses and taxis. Only Mero Line 22 passes through Jinshan Shanghai China. It charges CNY200-220 and CNY300-320 by taxi to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport respectively. CNY200-220 is needed to Shanghai South Railway Station.

 See more: Shanghai Metro, Shanghai Taxi

Best Jinshan District Food to Try

The best Jinshan District Shanghai foods to try are Fengjing Scholar Cake, Shanghai Fengjing Butyl Stumbles and Dried Bean Curd.

 Scholar Cake
Mix Japonica powder with white surge and steam until done. Cut into pieces and pan- fried until golden. It tastes crisp, sweet and delicious.

Recommended Restaurants

 ZuotingYouxian Beef Hot Pot: Beef, Deep-Fried Bean Curd Shin, Beef Balls
Address: 3/F, Wanda Plaza, No.1088, Longhao Road

 Wangxiangyuan Hunan Dishes: Chilli Fish Head, Shredded Pork with Vegetables
Address: 3/F, Wanda Plaza, No.1088, Longhao Road

 Xiancaifang: Rice Wine, Doughball, Salty Pork Shank
Address: No.81, Shengchan Road

Must-buy Local Products

The must-buy local products are farm paintings which can be purchased at Jinshan Farmer Paintings Leisure Park.

See more: Top 10 Shanghai Street Food

- Last modified on Nov. 22, 2019 -
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