The bird and flower market in the Northwest corner
of People's Square off Huangpi Road is a great place to
soak up some real Shanghai atmosphere. Here you can enjoy
some flower shopping, or some souvenir shopping (there
are a few souvenir stalls).
Bird keeping is a hobby of elderly Chinese, especially
elderly men. After retirement, a small song bird or two
can be an excellent companion and something to care for.
There is also a huge and fantastic flower market with
entrances on South Shaanxi Road (Shanxi Nanlu) and South
Maoming Road (Maoming Nanlu) in the area between Fuxing
Road and Yongjia Road. A vast space. There are many types
of flowers and plants.