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Your planning guide to Golden Week


Locals will enjoy the weeklong National Day holiday starting tomorrow. Here is a guide to activities, outings and entertainment, along with information on weather, traffic and what key
facilities will be open and closed.


City weather conditions should be on the cool side but comfortable during the National Day holiday, forecasters said yesterday.

Mostly cloudy skies are forecast during much of the "Golden Week," with some drizzle at times. Temperatures should be stable with lows around 17 degrees Celsius and highs mostly around 21, said the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.

The high should climb to 25 degrees at the end of the holiday week.

The conditions look favorable for outdoor activities, the bureau said.


Most hospitals in the city will close their outpatient departments from October 1-3, with services resuming on October 4. Emergency services will not be affected.


The Shanghai Exit-Entrance Administration Bureau will close during the National Day holiday, and the services will resume on October 8.

Post Office

Post offices in the city will open as normal through the entire National Day break.


Tourism, shopping festivals

The Shanghai Tourism and Shanghai Shopping festivals are in full swing, lasting through the holiday period. Almost all the main tourist spots in the city are participating in the tourism fest, cutting their admission fees in half, while eateries are offering up to 48 percent off for UnionPay tourist card holders.

Dates: October 1-7

Venue: tourist spots, restaurants and hotels

Music and fireworks

The 12th Shanghai International Music Fireworks Festival is set for three nights in Century Park to celebrate National Day. To set this year apart, the organizers will introduce basic fireworks facts to viewers during the performance to help them better judge the quality of the shows. The festival will feature six shows, offered by Chinese, Swedish, South Korean, Greek, Portuguese and German fireworks artists.

Dates: September 30, October 3, 6

Venue: Century Park

Address: 1001 Jinxiu Road, Pudong New Area

Environmental carnival

An environmental carnival invites children aged four to 14 and their parents to participate in eco-friendly activities. Kids will be exposed to more than 30 kinds of activities including tree-planting, waste-recycling design and science experiments.

Dates: October 4-6

Venue: China Welfare Institute Children's Palace

Address: 64 Yan'an Road W., Jing'an District

International Magic Festival

The International Magic Festival in the Happy Valley will feature some of the world's top magicians performing feats such as being buried alive and escaping from under water.

Dates: October 1-7

Venue: Happy Valley

Address: Linyin Ave, Sheshan, Songjiang District

Plants and flowers

The Shanghai Botanical Garden will hold a potted plant design competition tomorrow. Locals can enjoy the fragrance of the osmanthus, whose flowers are in full bloom now.

Dates: October 1-7

Venue: Shanghai Botanical Garden

Address: 1111 Longwu Road, Xuhui District

Forest Carnival

The Forest Carnival at Gongqing Forest Park will greet visitors with a drum corps from Scotland and a dance team. Each afternoon, a team of 50 performers will tour the park, displaying stilt walking, acrobatics and other feats. Brazilian samba dancers, magicians and clowns will interact with spectators.

Dates: October 1-6

Venue: Gongqing Forest Park

Address: 2000 Jungong Road, Yangpu District

Cultural heritage displays

Guyi Garden will display 10 examples of cultural heritage including cheongsam, Nanxiang steamed mini dumplings and the western suburban farmers' paintings. Performances each day will include the Dragon Dance, the guzheng (Chinese zither) concert and traditional Chinese opera.

Dates: October 1-7

Venue: Guyiyuan Garden

Address: 218 Huyi Highway, Jiading District


Vehicles banned in areas

Traffic will be restricted in parts of city center, the Bund and Lujiazui from today to Monday for the National Day holiday, police said yesterday.

Traffic will be banned in the areas from 3:30pm to 11:30pm.

Starting at the intersection of Dongdaming Road and Liyang Road, vehicles will be banned from the area encircled by Liyang Road, Changzhi Road, Tiantong Road, Qufu Road, Xizang Road, Chengdu Road, Chongqing Road, Huaihai Road, Renmin Road, Dongmen Road and the Huangpu River.

There will also be a smaller area closed to vehicles in the Pudong New Area, starting at Baibu Street and Riverside Promenade and bounded by Baibu Street, Lujiazui Ring Road N., Lujiazui Ring Road S., Shibu Street and the river.

Bikes and scooters will be allowed in the areas mentioned above.

Massive tie-ups feared

Urban traffic authority said serious congestion was feared today and tomorrow because of heavy holiday travel.

Drivers traveling to the suburbs and other provinces are advised to avoid driving out during rush hours or to use highways with less daily traffic.

Locals could consider using the S26 and S32 expressways, which connect to Shanghai's two neighboring provinces, to ease the chance of running into highway congestion, said experts with the Shanghai Comprehensive Transport Planning Institution, the city's government traffic consultant agency.

Drizzle is forecast for the first few days of the holiday, which could worsen traffic pressure, the experts said.

They feared that a large-scale urban traffic jam, similar to that hitting the city before the Mid-Autumn Festival earlier this month, might take place again.

The Highway Administration said highways in Qingpu, Songjiang and Jiading districts and on Chongming Island might be seriously congested, especially around the ramps and toll stations tomorrow.


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