Over 100 industrial locations were recently compiled into five tourism tours dedicated to the industrial development of Shanghai, thepaper.cn reported.
Yangshupu Water Plant (Photos: VCG)
The Shanghai tourism bureau released an industrial tourism guide in the form of a manual of hand-drawn maps, including over 100 tourism locations now open to the public as tourist sites.
The five-tour routes, called "Made in Shanghai - classic industrial tour routes for Shanghai 2018," was officially released on the basis of an industrial heritage survey conducted by the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information and other departments.
Exhibits at Shanghai Auto Museum
Made in Shanghai
The industrial attractions include enterprises, parks and display areas, covering a wide range of industrial heritage sites as well as homes for leading manufacturers.
In the tour titled "Industrial remains experience," visitors are able to begin their trip from the very beginning of Shanghai's industrialization, starting with 1862 ship-manufacturing building, now a new cultural complex, called Shipyard 1862.
The route also included the 137-year-old Yangshupu Water Plant and Asia's once-largest grain silo, now an art place in the city, which was opened to the public in 2017 as an example of active attempt at spatial reuse.
In another tour, "Smart City Interactive Experience," visitors are able to emerge themselves in the innovative ideas, walking through the Huaxin Exhibition Center, Google Developer Groups, Huaxin Wisdom Hub, Shanghai Radio Museum and the Mobike Exhibition Hall.
"Motor Vehicle Tour" is designed for car fans and includes the SAIC Volkswagen plant, Shanghai Auto Museum and Shanghai International Circuit.
"The Heavy Industrial Tour" collectively showcases the achievement of Shanghai's heavy industrial manufacturing, linking Shanghai Electric's heavy equipment manufacturing base in Lingang area, the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China, a driving force behind the domestically made C919 aircraft, and Sany Group, one of world's biggest machinery manufacturers.
The fifth route, "Exploring Smart Life," leads visitors on a technology journey from Shanghai Supercomputer Center through the Integrated Circuit Museum and to iFLYTEK, an intelligent speech synthesis research company.
In recent years, industrial tourism has grown to become a new window to demonstrate Shanghai's manufacturing brand. In 2017, Shanghai's industrial tourism sites received over 13 million visits and are expected to receive 15 million visits annually by 2020, according to a three-year plan to develop Shanghai into a model city for industrial tourism in China.
Cover photo: Shipyard 1862