From the garden we walked through Old Town Jiading and then climbed another pagoda.
Next to the pagoda they had an amazing museum of wood and bamboo carvings, and after walking through Amanda and I decided to take a break and do some people watching in the square. I should mention that in
From the square we went over to the so-called Confucian temple, which was actually a rather long tour of the Chinese imperial examination system. Across the street from this temple you can go paddle boating on these funky paddle boats with Disney-like characters (Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, etc.) on the front, and since I love to paddle boat, we had to do it. Actually it turned out that this was the best way to see the temples around the little lake. Although we were not the only paddle-boaters, we still got plenty of “Hellos!” shouted at us from the shore, and I suspect we may have been the subject of a number of photos. We just waved right back.
Amanda decided we would treat ourselves to a cab ride back from Jiading to
We had our drive back to
We capped off our day and my trip with drinks at the Cloud 9 Bar on the 86th floor of the Hyatt Hotel, from which you can look down on all the lights of
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