Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news
Local residents can visit the Swedish merchant ship Gotheborg when it opens
to the public in three or four days, with an entrance fee of around 30-50 yuan
(US$3.80-US$6.20), according to the Hongkou District government
The Gotheborg, a replica of an 18th century merchant ship that
sailed the seas between Sweden and China, dropped anchor in Shanghai on August
29. It is now undergoing security checks before it opens to the public, said an
industry analyst, adding that a guide map of the ship is being prepared.
During the ship's stay in Guangzhou, visitors had to go through a security
checkpoint before boarding the ship. Therefore, such a measure will likely to be
done in Shanghai, the analyst pointed out.
The Gotheborg left its home port
on October 2 for a voyage to mark the friendship between Sweden and China. It
made port stops in Spain, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and Indonesia. The
last leg of the journey was between Guangzhou and Shanghai.