Shanghai Shi Off The Beaten Path

  • The 1911 Jewish Club on Nanjing road west.
    The 1911 Jewish Club on Nanjing road...
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    Qibao Church
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Shanghai Shi Off The Beaten Path

  • Boating in Zhujiajiao

    Zhujiajiao is a typical water village and boating is a good way to experience how people used to move around in the old days. This is also the nearest water village boating option to downtown Shanghai.There're a number of ferry docks in the water village. If you enter through the south gate (like we did), and have bought the 80 RMB admission ticket...

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  • Guardian of Zhujiajiao

    The City God's Temple is located at the northwest end of the Chenghuang (City God's) Bridge. There's a white wall in front of it in order to prevent evil spirits from rushing into the temple, as traditions go.Inside the compound, facing the main hall is a traditional opera stage where local opera performances would've been put on during religious...

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  • Zhujiajiao's Kezhi Garden

    First built in the early 20th century by a salt merchant from Jiangxi, this garden, the largest in Zhujiajiao, took 15 years to complete. As the salt merchant's surname was Ma, this garden was also called the "Ma Family Garden". The name "Kezhi" means "not to forget to till the land while learning knowledge from books" -- a well-rounded...

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  • Y-Art -- Y Not Art?

    If you arrive from the south entrance of Zhujiajiao (the one closer to where the public buses from Shanghai stop), this will probably be the 1st ticketed attraction that you come to.There're 2 separate sections (one to each side of the road that this gallery is on) but we could only take a quick spin around the display section as we arrived too...

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  • Qing Dynasty Post Office in Zhujiajiao

    This post office has been around since the Qing dynasty. At the main entrance, have a close look at the post box -- there's a dragon coiled around it! (Not a real, live one, of course!) The main entrance is in the shikumen style, a blend of East and West, now most easily seen at Xintiandi in downtown Shanghai.On the canal behind the main reception...

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  • Nanxiang's Guyi Garden

    Guyi Garden in Nanxiang is a classical Chinese garden that dates from the Ming dynasty. It used to be renowned in its time, but is now rather neglected as Nanxiang no longer occupies a position of importance in bustling, cosmopolitan Shanghai. Good thing about it is that it is very much less crowded than the famous classical Chinese gardens in...

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  • Learning More About Chinese Imperial...

    The Shanghai Chinese Imperial Examinations Museum is housed in the side halls of Jiading's Confucius Temple. The displays are interesting, tastefully presented and the English captions are surprisingly well-written. I'd say this is an off-the-beaten-path gem well worth visiting if you have extra time in Shanghai.The museum is divided into a few...

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  • Praying for Better Results in Jiading

    Jiading's Confucius Temple was established in the southern Song dynasty. There're some old Chinese juniper trees in the compound which look rather artistic, and some ancient steles near the entrance.The main hall houses a big statue of Confucius, and on the roof there're mini statues of Confucius -- my American friend said they were baby Confucius!...

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  • Towering Over Jiading

    With a history going all the way back to the southern Song dynasty, the 7-storey Fahua Pagoda (also known as Jinsha Pagoda, or Golden Sand Pagoda) is the traditional centre and highest point of Jiading town. It offers a fine view of Jiading: on a weekend I could see plenty of lively family activity in the town square, and to the left were a patch...

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  • A Pool in Jiading, Where Dragons...

    Huilongtan Park is located opposite Jiading's Confucius Temple. Dating from the Ming dynasty, the pool (Huilongtan) takes its name from the confluence of 5 rivers at this spot, likened to the congregating of 5 dragons. The park itself sprang up around the pool in the early 20th century. Today the park seems to be a popular spot for taking wedding...

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  • Local Life in the Old City Area

    Walk a couple of streets away from the well-known and ultra-touristy Yuyuan Bazaar to discover a slice of local life in the Old City area. Street snacks, rubbing elbows with the locals and etc.

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  • the Ohel Moishe Synagogue

    The European-style temple, constructed in 1927, was the centerpiece of what was once a ghetto inhabited by nearly 25,000 European Jews who landed here seeking safety, first from Russian pogroms, then from Hitler's Holocaust. The Shanghai Jews have long gone, but they left behind an eccentric little neighborhood in the middle of Shanghai with...

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  • Monument in Memory of Jewish Refugees

    The Monument is in Huoshan Park, located at Huoshan Road, Hongkou District, next to the Ohel Moishe SynagogueHow to get there?HTake the Bus 746, 870, 871 get off at Changyang Rd. and take a walk to the park

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  • Old Shanghai Street

    If Shanghai give you the impression of modern, you should visit here to know the other side of Shanghai, crowded, tattered, old street, the local citizen now still lives in the area. From the following picture, you even cannot believe, it's in the downtown of Shanghai, just near the Yuyuan Garden and Cheng Huang Miao area.

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  • Zhouzhuang and other water towns to the...

    If you really want to see the ancient part of this region, head West out of Shanghai to the water town of Zhouzhuang, which is about 60 kms away. Zhouzhuang is just like Venice, but with a different type of charm and is recommended "off the beaten path" destination. However, there are also several other of such towns nearby which are less...

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  • Street vendors of Pudong

    If you are at the Pudong ferry terminal and walk along the street to the Oriental Pearl Tower, there will be lots of street vendors selling food, including food from the Western Xinjiang region of China.

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  • Meteorological Signal Tower

    If you walk along the Bund southwards towards the ferry terminal, you will come across a meteorological signal tower which is kind of interesting in this area.

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  • Yangpu Bridge

    When you are travelling from the Pudong airport to Shanghai city, you will have to cross this huge and nice Yangpu Bridge across the Huangpu River, with lots of suspending cables.

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  • Huangpu Park

    This is a nice and small park located at the Bund near to the Monument of the People's Heroes. Tourists in a rush will give this park a miss but it is a very nice place among the modern city. There is also nice flowers and a beautiful statue here.

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  • Residential areas

    Because Shanghai is such a packed city, the residential areas normally consists of high rise flats and the prices are among the highest in China. When you are exploring the city, you will come across lots of residential flats and condominiums.

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  • Travel to Zhu Jia Jiao by their local...

    I travel to Zhu Jia Jiao on a local taxi from Shanghai city centre, and paid 450RMB for the whole trip. Its a bit expensive, but im ready to pay him because the cabby waited at the car park for me while i enjoy my walk in the village.

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