Plants and peculiar pets: A stroll through Shanghai’s Flower and Bird Market
Don’t let the name fool you; Shanghai’s flower and bird markets sell much more than their name suggests -- from potted plants and century-old turtles to fighting crickets and oddly shaped stones.
Past an imposingly crowded entryway near Metro Line 10 Laoximen Station (老西门站) lies Wan Shang Flower and Bird Market (万商花鸟市场), one of Shanghai’s busiest markets selling plants and animals.
Vendors boast that Wan Shang’s location makes it the best of its kind in Shanghai.
The lively market is within walking distance of Shanghai’s old town, Yu Garden, Dongtai Lu antique market and the many shopping malls on Huaihai Zhong Lu.
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Getting there: Wan Shang Flower and Bird Market 万商花鸟市场, 417 Xizang Nan Lu, near Dongtai Lu 西藏南路417号, 近东台路, +86 21 6336 3530, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.