Chinese
Today is
You are here : Home > Tourist Attractions

Special Tour for Senior Tourists

( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2013-08-29

Special Tour for Senior Tourists

Route I

Zhouqiao Old Street scenic area –Xiangdong Museum of Buddhist Art

Route II

Ancient Gingko Park – Guyi Garden

【Xiangdong Museum of Buddhist Art】

Shanghai Xiangdong Museum of Buddhist Art, located in Jiangqiao town, Jiading district, integrates traditional Chinese landscape designs with modern science and technology. It presents more than 110 Buddha statues with different ships of various schools and outstanding authors in the garden. Buddhist culture can be felt in the flowers and trees, and in the waterside pavilions.

【Ancient Gingko Park】

Covering an area of about 6,666.67 square meters, the overall layout of Ancient Gingko Park features characteristics of gardens in South China. A 1,200-year-old gingko tree with the serial number "0001" stands upright in the park. It's also known as the "No 1 Ancient Tree of Shanghai".

The park was built because of the area's ancient gingko trees. The good luck, health and longevity of the ancient landscape helps comfort people.

【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."

MAIL TO DISTRICT CHIEFjiading@jiading.gov.cn

ATTRACTIONS

Jiading Fahua Pagoda

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