Bazaars flourish around Shanghai this spring
Several weekend bazaars are open for business in the city these days. Various promotional activities are held to stimulate the consumer market.
They not only offer delicious food, household goods, clothing and accessories, but also cultural and art workshops plus interactive activities for families with children.
The weekend bazaar at the Bund Finance Center has a total of 45 snack stalls featuring food with both Chinese and exotic flavors. Visitors can have a taste of authentic cheeseburgers, Chinese beef noodles, Australian wine and creative roast-corn ice cream.
Meanwhile, pet lovers will have opportunities to talk to professional pet trainers and experts. There are also outdoor activities like yoga, jazz concerts and film screenings.
Bazaar was originally a public market district of a Persian town. From Persia the term spread to Arabia, Turkey and North Africa. Chinese borrow the term to refer to fairs where a variety of things are sold and visitors can fine tune their bargaining skills.
Other bazaars around Shanghai include one on Liuhe Road near the Shanghai No.1 Department Store where visitors can buy fruits and flowers in delicately designed containers as well as fashion accessories.
The Daxue Road bazaar in Yangpu District has a nice variety of college essentials for students and young graduates.