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The activities range from food and shopping to travel. Tourists can visit famous scenic spots such as Fengjing Old Town and Donglin Temple while tasting delicious seafood and local specialties.


 


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Jinshan attracts visitors with new train line and tourism festival

2012 Jinshan Tourism Festival opening on September 17 will present a series of activities for visitors until the end of the eight-day holidays on October 7. The holiday includes Mid-Autumn Festival on September 30 and National Day Holiday from October 1 to 7.

The activities range from food and shopping to travel. Tourists can visit famous scenic spots such as Fengjing Old Town and Donglin Temple while tasting delicious seafood and local specialties.

Meanwhile, Shanghai’s first direct bullet train line linking the downtown area with Jinshan District will start operations by the end of September to offer convenience to tourists.

Test runs on the Jinshan Railway Line, formerly designated as Metro Line 22, will start after September 20, said railway officials. The Jinshan Line stretches from Shanghai South Railway Station to Jinshan New Town at the city’s south end.

The line will have two alternating operational modes, one non-stop and one that stops at stations. The non-stop mode will take half an hour, while the slower one needs about 45 minutes to complete its route past nine stations.

The trains can travel at about 160 kilometers per hour, while the bus lines that currently carry Jinshan residents to Shanghai downtown take more than an hour to complete the journey.

Commuters will be able to transfer to Line 1 at Xinzhuang Station and Shanghai South Railway Station.