We selected another great area off of the metro line map to explore. On this trip we took Line 11 to a north Shanghai area in the Jiading District called NanXiang. This area is famous for Xiaolongbao steamed buns, Guyi Gardens a Ming Dynasty park, and Yun Xiang Si Temple. Due to timing we were able to visit Guyi Gardens, walked down some old town streets and ate Xiaolongbao.
The following photo’s are more architectural designs and a few scenic views. I am still amazed at some of the intricate elements we find in Asian architecture. Enjoy!
A welcoming entrance display
A pavilion at the top of a rock formation
A 6 point pavilion
One of my favorite images.
These folks kept looking at the reflection in the water. A photo I captured in the next image.
The reflection in the water – I turned this image upside down so it appears right side up. Kind of fun…ha ha
Intruded in a ladies morning exercise… not proud but had to capture. 🙂
Mari is at the very top of this rock hill.
An architecture element – one of many
Window looking into the garden.
Chinese New Year setup is going on behind this building.
I love these types of architecture elements!
Love the depth in this photo… can you imagine a bride walking down this isle? Pretty
Black Swans –
I’m not sure what these are and I couldn’t find a sign to take a photo for a description. Beautiful!
Red crown crane – national bird of China
Bridge with those elements I constantly talk about.
This little place had a full restaurant and a few waiting to get in. We purchased the famous buns from here.
Xiaolongbao – I can’t seem to force my taste buds and pallet to the different steam buns. These had pork and some sort of gel in them.