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Production lines prove interesting for tourists
By Xu Fang

INDUSTRIAL tours are becoming increasingly popular among tourists and local residents.

Shanghai Volkswagen

Shanghai Volkswagen, China’s largest auto production base, is a national demonstration site for industrial tourism.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3pm

Admission: 50 yuan for domestic tourists and 60 yuan for foreign tourists. Groups only.

Tel: 6956-5797

Address: 5288 Cao’an Highway, Anting Town

How to get there: Metro line 11 Shanghai Auto City Station


Totole’s Dongjin Garden Factory has the world’s largest chicken powder workshop. Visitors can visit the production line and see how the chicken powder is produced. Here people can also have a chance to learn how to cook Chinese dishes.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm

Admission: Free (reservation is required for groups over 10)

Tel: 800-820-2518

Address: 969 Xinghua Highway, south of No. 13 bridge of Cao’an Rd

How to get there: Take Metro Line 13 and get off at Jinyun Rd Station and then transfer to No. 561 bus.


The manufacturing equipment at Yakult’s Shanghai factory is the most advanced of the group’s 38 factories around the world.

Visitors can see varieties of Yakult products and learn about intestinal health.

The Yakult tour is a good choice for school pupils studying science subjects.

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm

Admission: Free, groups only (reservation is required for groups over 10)

Tel: 6237-5581

Address: 986 Yining Rd

How to get there: Get off at Jiading New Town Station of Metro line 11 then transfer to Jiading No. 9 bus

Gold Fish Park

Gold Fish Park is one of the city’s science education bases and there is a Chinese sturgeon breeding base inside. Visitors can see precious species of goldfish and carp.

Address: 465 Fuhu Village, Xuhang Town


Artron is known for its meticulous prints of artworks. Visitors can see a 380-million-pixel high emulation duplicator in operation and witness files and colors being adjusted by computer before the final product emerges from the printer.

Address: 1022 Jialuo Highway

Xinyingyuan Food Processing Center

The Center supplies 30,000 take-away breakfast boxes for 600 stalls and 200 eateries every day. Visitors will see different kinds of food processing. For example, soybeans, after being soaked, are transferred automatically into a soybean milk machine which turns out several different flavors as other ingredients are added.

Address: Liuli Creation Park, south of Jia’an Highway

Note: The tours to Artron and Xinyingyuan Food Processing Center are still under preparation.

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