Shanghai has stepped up efforts to promote in-depth tours with the concept of new haipai (Shanghai-style) "city archaeology" experiences raised recently.
Niche tour routes and sites are being explored to enrich people's experiences under the staycation trend.
For those who are interested in the city's industrial remains and history, 10 industrial routes have been launched by the city's cultural and tourism authorities.
The city has about 290 industrial remains, 65 industrial museums and around 300 industrial science popularization bases, in more than 30 manufacturing categories.
Based on 200-plus industrial tourist attractions of the city, the routes center on industrial culture along the Huangpu River, industrial sites along Suzhou Creek, China manufacturing industry, science and technology innovation, guochao, a trend translated as "China-chic," fashion and ecology, according to the Shanghai Administration of Culture and Tourism.
One of the routes will take people on a journey to explore stories behind the origin of China's national industry by stringing sites such as Shanghai Textile Museum, M50 art hub, Shanghai Mint Museum, the X Tower, and Bridge 8 Art space – 1908 Granary.
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