Minhang, Shanghai China

Minhang District Facts

Chinese Name: 闵行区 (mǐng háng qū)
Population: 2,543,500
Area: 372.56 square kilometers (143.8 square miles)
Location: in the central part of Shanghai, east China
Area Code: 021
Zip Code: 201100
GDP (2018): CNY201.3 billion (USD 30.4 billion) 

Minhang District is affiliated to Shanghai, located in the central part of the city. It connects Xuhui District and Pudong New Area on the east, Fengxian District on the south, Songjiang District and Qingpu District on the west and Changning District and Jiading District on the north. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is located on the edge of Minhang District. Wusong River flows through the northern part and Huangpu River runs through the whole district. Qibao Ancient Town, Minhang Sports Park and Maqiao Ruins are worth visiting and Shanghai International Brand Jewelry Center is a great place to go shopping.

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

You may need 1-2 days for Minhang travel.
 
 Qibao Ancient Town
Located in the southwest of Shanghai, it is a historical ancient town with beautiful natural scenery and long-standing humanistic connotations. Travelers can visit the antique buildings and have a taste of the local snacks such as Haitang Cake, Qibao Wine and Qibao Party-cream.
 
 Shanghai International Brand Jewelry Center
The magnificent buildings in the Baroque style show a luxurious atmosphere. There are hundreds of famous jewelry brands in the world which offer you a great chance to go shopping here.
 
 Minhang Sports Park
It is the first sports theme park in Shanghai with a humanized ecological environment. There is a gym, a tropical storm water park, and a youth activity center. There is also mini golf course, fitness room, children’s playground and other project facilities.
 
 Maqiao Ruins
It mainly displays the cultural relics of the Neolithic Liangzhu culture and the Bronze Age. Travelers can not only appreciate the exhibition, but also feel the culture of the Neolithic.

Best Time to Visit Minhang District

The best time to visit Minhang District is from May to March and from September to November. The climate in Minhang, Shanghai China belongs to the subtropical maritime monsoon climate, which is characterized by distinct four seasons, sufficient sunshine and moderate rainfalls. The annual average temperature is 22 ℃ (71.6℉). The summer from June to August is hot with a temperature from 25℃ (77℉) to 38℃ (100.4℉). The winter from December to February is mild with a temperature from 0℃ (32℉) to 10℃ (50℉). From April to September is the rainy season.

Minhang District Weather Forecast

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Transportation

Travelers can take a flight to Shanghai Pudong International Airport which is about 50 km (31 mi) from Minhang District, and then take airport express 9 to the central district. About 15 km(9.3mi)from Minhang District, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is convenient for travelers. And Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is about 20 km (12mi) from Minhang, Shanghai China. Travelers can take No.4 Hongqiao Junction Bus after getting off the plane or the train. Travelers can take trains to Shanghai South Railway Station which is only about 8 km (5mi) from Minhang District, and then take Metro Line 1 to their destinations.
 
Within the city area, Metro Line 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 22 are in service every day. Also, the public transportation system is complete, taking buses is a good choice. The taxi charges CNY 14 for the first 3 km, CNY 2.4/km for not more than 10 km, and CNY 3.6/km for subsequent distance. It costs CNY 30-40 from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, CNY 40-50 from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and CNY 20-30 from Shanghai South Railway Station to Minhang, Shanghai China.
 

Minhang District Food to Try

Local food such as Old Street Yuan Xiao, Qibao Zaorou, Qibao Mutton Braised in Brown Sauce, Haitang Cake and Qibao Party-cream are worth tasting in Qibao Ancient Town.
 
 Old Street Yuan Xiao(Glutinous Rice Balls)
It is a famous snack in Qibao Town which has these following flavors: fresh meat, bean paste, sesame and jujube. The soft glutinous rice wrapper with different flavors of fillings will satisfy travelers’ taste buds.
 
 Qibao Zaorou
It is a traditional and famous meat dish in Minhang. It is made of pork, glutinous rice and sweet wine which retains the tenderness of the pork and the sweetness of the rice wine.
 
 Qibao Mutton Braised in Brown Sauce
Made of mutton, rock candy, Panax quinquefolius, jujube and fine soy sauce, it tastes tender and sweet and rich in nutrients.

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- Last modified on Nov. 22, 2019 -
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