ⓘ Jinshan District


ⓘ Jinshan District

Jinshan District, is a suburban district of southwestern Shanghai, neighboring Zhejiang province and Hangzhou Bay. It has a land area of 586.14 square kilometers and a population of 732.500 as of the 2010 Chinese census. Jinshan District, located in the southwest of Shanghai, is one of the biggest districts of the city. Local political administration is divided into nine towns and one subdistrict. About 6.2 kilometers off the coast of Jinshan, there are three islands named Da Jinshan, Xiao Jinshan, and Fushan. At 103 meters above sea level, the peak of Dajinshan Island is the highest point within the Shanghai municipality. There are several beaches along the 23.3-kilometer shoreline, which are popular tourism destinations.

Elderly residents Jinshan speak a distinctive dialect known as Jinshanese, with different Dialects around the neighborhood. Generally speaking, it is unintelligible in the Shanghai Central district of the city, as it has its roots in the dialects of Northern Zhejiang provinceto which jinshan district belonged to in the past, although their dialect can be understood Jinshanese.

As the city of Shanghai has grown, Jinshan and changing rapidly, evolving from a relatively rural to a more suburban environment. With the completion of the high-speed highway in 2008, was a new bus route was opened between Shanghai and Jinshan. This Shimei line t 石梅線 with 石梅线 travels between the bus station in Jinshan and another near the metro station of Jinjiang action Park on line 1 of the Shanghai metro. Journey time is about an hour, depending on traffic and time of day, and costs 10 yuan one way.

Since 2012, the Shanghai metro system also connects to Jinshan. This service, Jinshan Railway connects the railway station to Jinshanwei Shanghai South railway station in Shanghai, China in 30 minutes.

The district is home to Donglin temple, a Buddhist temple dedicated to Guanyin, the bodhisattva of compassion. Jinshan peasant painting, which originated in the town of Fengjing, has become the national and international levels exhibited form of folk art.