Traveling outside of Shanghai for the upcoming National Day holiday? Qingpu District offers pleasure and splendor to travel.
The 2022 Dianshan Lake Culture and Tourism Festival, with sightseeing routes, shopping bazaar, water town tourism festival, camping activities combining art and outdoor sports, art exhibitions and Culinary Feasts of Jiangnan, will raise its curtain Monday in Qingpu District and continue on October 25.
Many sightseeing routes circling Qingpu’s rivers and lakes that involve cycling, walking and self-driving will be released. There will also be industrial tourism routes linking sites in Qingpu District, Wujiang District in Suzhou in Jiangsu Province and Jiashan County in Zhejiang Province.
These routes will allow people to savor the charming autumn flavor of Jiangnan Water Town which is exclusive to the lower Yangtze River regions, said the county’s culture and tourism bureau.
Twenty must-see sites along the rivers surrounding Qingpu New Town will also be released.
About 10 activities for people to explore Fuquan Mountain archaeological site and district museums and learn Jiangnan culture by pipa music will take place during the festival.
Shopping is part of the festival, as a market displaying more than 1,000 kinds of commodities, which are the same as those displayed at the China International Import Expo from 10 countries and regions, will be held at the Greenland Global Commodity Trading Hub.
Shows and pet activities will be held at the market.
In Liantang City, a jiobai (wild rice shoots) and a water town culture and tourism festival will be held, featuring Qingpu agricultural specialties such as rice, jiao bai, and mushrooms available. Half-price admission is offered by some of the area’s top tourist attractions.
Tourist spots and resorts such as Shanghai Oriental Green Land and Lao Gu Cang, the Old Barn, a farm that has become a popular scenic spot in the ancient town of Jinze, will attract tourists with camping fun.
Musical performances, outdoor sports and delicacies will be served to enrich the experience of campers during the National Day holidays.
There are a lot of preparations for gourmets during the festival. An autumnal feast will be jointly concocted by Michelin-star chefs and local chefs, and a list of mouth-watering snacks recommended by Qingpu will be released.
Some autumn tourist routes in Qingpu are listed below:
Best season: spring and autumn
Route 1: Shanghai Daguanyuan (Grandview Garden) – Qingxi National Park – Lianhu Lake Village
Route 2: Fangxia Village – Idol Farm – Ganso Dream World – Zhangyan Village – Huatianli Farm
Itinerary: Qingxi National Park – Dianshan Lake – Shanghai Daguanyuan (Grandview Garden) – Zhujiajiao Water Town
Route: Jinze Town – Shanghai Daguanyuan (Grandview Garden) – Caibang Village (total length 12 kilometers)