From Jinshan, it's approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west to Jiaxing and 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the north to Shanghai.
While it may be tempting to simply sit back and relax while holidaying in Jinshan, remember, Shanghai 's many scenic and cultural delights are never more than a day trip away. While in the region, visit the Guhua Park and Bihaijinsha Beach in and around Fengxian, roughly 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the southwest of Jinshan.
Organise transportation and visit Songjiang, a retail and transport hub for the region, situated 20 miles (32 kilometers) away from Jinshan. This bigger city offers a number of tourist attractions, such as Sheshan Hill, Thames Town and Shanghai Film Park. Be sure not to head back to Jinshan until you've visited Songjiang's Zuibaichi Park, Square Pagoda Park and Yuehu Museum of Art.
Experience Jinshan's spiritual side by paying your respects at the area's temples and other places of worship.
Picnicking and cycling are just a few of the relaxing activities in this region.
The true soul of a region lives not just within its landscape, but within its words also. Taking the time to practice just a few common Mandarin phrases and sayings will make your experience in Shanghai infinitely richer. "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" is the Mandarin way to say "Would you like todance with me?" One more handy one to use "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān" (This gentleman/lady will pay for everything).
At the end of your stay in Jinshan, pack up your camera and mementos, spend your last of your renminbi on last-minute souvenirs, and bid Zàijiàn (farewell) to this unique holiday spot.