We are enjoying our time as guests of Jiading District – outside of Shanghai – and our sweet little hotel. Having time to leisurely explore the area and appreciate the sights I’ve been especially taken with the abundance of parks and green space.
We saw the Confucian Temple of Jiading also known as the China Imperial Examination System Museum. This is where philosophers spent much time studying and taking the exams to become scholars. It was a high distinction to pass these tests.
On the other side of the park from the Temple was the Huilongtan Park. A peaceful area with families, walking trails, a tea room, some amusements and a small lake.
I really love these gentle oasis’ amongst the hustle and bustle of a busy city.