234: Wanshang Bird and Flower Market
All manner of species are on show in this lively market, though rarely in the most spacious of conditions. It does, however, offer an insight into old Shanghai and the local culture. House plants and flowers can be purchased here and delivered by bicycle to Shanghai apartments for a fraction of Western prices. Most visitors here, however, are more interested in the colourful birds and crickets. The examining and changing hands of the creatures creates a never-ending din. Bird enthusiasts can be seen hanging their exotic pets in the trees at nearby Huaihai Park #221.