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Places to check out in Jiading

( ) 2023-01-28

After the Spring Festival holiday, which took place from Jan 21 to 27 this year, some people may want to go outside to get some fresh air and burn off the weight gained over the holiday. Below are some highly recommended places to do so in Jiading.

Incorporating a vintage temperament with a modern style, Jiading Library is reputed as "the most beautiful library in Shanghai", and attracts numerous visitors every day. The library also looks different from the outside as the weather changes, and holds various cultural events periodically.


Jiading Library. [Photo/Wechat account: sh-jiading]

Yuanxiang Lake is a must-go place for outdoor enthusiasts in Jiading. Spanning 1.21 square kilometers, the lake boasts stunning natural scenery, fantastic gardens, cultural facilities and fitness areas. People can also enjoy light shows in the evening while breathing in the fresh air in the city.


People run along Yuanxiang Lake. [Photo/Wechat account: sh-jiading]

Located on the shoreline of Yuanxiang Lake, the Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre is the first large cultural building on the lake and is the first theatre in Shanghai to have a waterscape, and is designed by Tadao Ando, a prestigious Japanese architect.


A panoramic view of the Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre. [Photo/Wechat account: sh-jiading]

Malu Grape Theme Park is located in Jiading's Dayu village, which boasts prosperous agricultural tourism. In the park, there is a petting farm, a small playground for kids and a bunch of vineyards where visitors can pick their own grapes. The grapes grown in the park are quite juicy and famous for their sweetness.


A bird's-eye view of Malu Grape Theme Park. [Photo/Wechat account: sh-jiading]



Time to enjoy stunning wisterias in Jiading

Every spring, the Jiading Wisteria Park attracts hordes of visitors, drawn by its wonderful wisterias and now is the best time to view them as the flowers are in full bloom.