Ripe waxberries tempt Shanghai tourists
It's waxberry season and Shaoxing’s Shangyu District in neighboring Zhejiang Province is inviting Shanghai residents to travel to the area to taste this year’s crop.
The district government hosted a promotional event in Shanghai on Thursday that featured the large and juicy Erdu waxberry, the most famous of its fruits.
The environment and temperature in Shangyu is perfect for a rich array of fruit, with waxberries, blueberries, peaches and grapes ripening in July.
Shangyu boasts a number of scenic spots such as Fuzhi Mountain, Chenxi Town, Fengming Mountain and Cao'e Temple, as well as 56 recommended fruit-picking sites.
"It is convenient to take high-speed railway and drive cars from Shanghai to Shangyu and Shangyu is attractive for Shanghai tourists for its beautiful landscape and attractions," said Lu Jiangtao, an official with the Shanghai Administration of Culture and Tourism.