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Seasonal Routes in Jiading

( ) 2013-08-29

Seasonal Routes in Jiading


Shanghai International Circuit –Jiading New Town Exhibition Center –Zhouqiao Old Street scenic area – Wisteria Park (the Wisteria Bloom Festival)


Malu Vineyard –Huating Modern Agriculture Park – Wisteria Park –Zhouqiao Old Street scenic area


Zhouqiao Old Street scenic area (Jiading Confucius Cultural Week) – Nanxiang Ancient Town (Nanxiang Xiaolongbao culture exhibition) – Guyi Park (Shanghai Bamboo and Lotus Festival) –Shanghai International Circuit (Anting Auto Cultural Week) –Huating Modern Agriculture Park (Huating Modern Agriculture Park harvest trip)


Zhouqiao Old Street scenic area – Waigang Wintersweet (Waigang Wintersweet Bloom Festival) – Anting Old Street – Nanxiang Ancient Street (Nanxiang Guiyi Park)

【Shanghai International Circuit】

Shanghai International Circuit occupies a land area of 5.3 square kilometers and is known as an F1 circuit adhering to international standards for its highest degree of difficulty, highest technological content, and the most complete and comprehensive functions.

Its main structure has both modern elements and traditional Chinese features. Its race track is shaped like the Chinese character 上 (the first character in the city's name Shanghai). The design of the red and golden cylindrical roof cut-outs of the main spectator stand was inspired by the traditional Chinese lantern; the film structured roof of the side spectator stands is shaped like lotus leaves; and the design of the PAddressock area for racing teams to rest and refresh was inspired by the waterside pavilions and bridges at Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai.

The designed capacity of spectator stands is about 200,000 people, including 50,000 seats on the main and side stands, and the rest are temporary spectator seats at the sloped areas. The total length of the race track is 5,451.24 meters, with seven left turns and seven right turns, and the designed average speed is 205 kilometers.

【Huating Modern Agriculture Park】

As the core of Jiading's Modern Agriculture Zone located in Huating town, the park covers about 856,667 square meters and boasts major attractions such as the Huating teahouse, the “heart-to-heart” bridge, fishing ponds, turtle pools and vineyards. Tourists can pick grapes, taste delicious Hami melons, fish along the river, and even claim a piece of land to grow vegetables.

The park provides city dwellers an opportunity to get close to nature and experience the beauty and charm of the countryside. The park was named a national pilot park for agriculture-based tourism in 2006.

【Malu Vineyard】

Malu is the growing area of grapes, and the Malu Vineyard is the experimental and growing base of the Malu Grape Institute. The institute is the first professional research organization in the suburban areas of Shanghai approved by the Shanghai Commission of Science and Technology. It has successfully introduced 38 kinds of grapes since its founding.

Main attractions of the vineyard include: the Grape corridor, the petite fruit orchard, the wine castle, the lovers' paradise, the miniature garden, the fruit-picking garden and the water-borne vineyard.

【Anting Old Street】

Located northwest of the international auto city, the street is of typical southern China style. With overall renovations in the past years, Anting Old Street has regained its charms and styles of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and has developed its unique "road-river-street" pattern with the Anting River as the axis and with the ancient Yansi Bridge of the Ming Dynasty (1368 -1644) as the center. In the street, the nine-story Yongan Tower, 52.88 meters tall, was newly constructed for skyscraper view.

The ancient Bodhi Temple of the Three Kingdoms Period was reconstructed, and shopping, leisure and catering facilities such as shops reflecting the old street culture, souvenir shops for auto city tourists and traditional snack food restaurants were opened along the street. Strolling in the Anting old street, it gives visitors a sense of stepping into the past. Old shops, with red walls and black tiles, line along the street.

【Jiading Bamboo Carving Museum】

The Jiading Bamboo Carving Museum is located in Jiading Villa, a historical and cultural protection site. The exhibition is 108 meters long.

The museum houses a number of masterpieces collected from various sources, including both organizational and individual collectors. It is open to the public for free.

Jiading bamboo carving has a 400-year history, dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The earliest creator Zhu He, together with his son and grandson, created and developed Jiading style bamboo carving that featured techniques such as deep relief and transparent relief. The art is full of cultural value and has regional characteristics.

Jiading bamboo carving was included into the first national catalogue of intangible cultural heritages in 2006.

The museum provides a charming journey through the art of bamboo carving for visitors at home and abroad with a full range of treasures. It will also give life to the art form, which is in danger of extinction, by utilizing collection, exhibition and research.

【Zhouqiao Old Street】

Zhouqiao Old Street has long been the most prosperous area since Jiading county was founded in the Southern Song Dynasty in 1218. The street not only boasts picturesque scenery – characterized by little bridges, murmuring brook and peaceful households – but also enjoys rich historical resources – featuring famous parks, old towers and temples. It is a rare but perfect combination of natural and cultural elements.

【Guyi Garden (Guyiyuan)】

Located at Nanxiang town in Jiading, it was built during the reign of Emperor Wanli of the Ming Dynasty (1574-1620). Covering an area of nearly 10 hectares, it was one of the most famous gardens in South China in the Ming Dynasty and the largest of the five classic gardens in Shanghai.

The name of the garden was borrowed from the Book of Songs, meaning beautiful and green bamboo. The Ming-styled architecture, couplets and poems, and stone-paved paths lined with flowers, represent the main features of the garden.

Tourist attractions in the garden, including Bujizhou (non-anchored stone boat), Tangjingzhuang (pavilion of Tang Dynasty scriptures), Yiyetang (the reclusive hall), Buqueting (corner lost pavilion), Qingqing Garden (green and clean garden) and Nanyuan all bear rich and unique gardening connotations.

A folk saying manifests the beauty and reputation of Guyi Garden: "Classic gardens in Suzhou are the best, and in parallel, there is Guyi Garden in Nanxiang, Shanghai."



Jiading Fahua Pagoda

The Fahua Pagoda, 40.8 meters tall, is a square, brick-wood structure with seven stories, accessible by ladders.