Jiading, Shanghai China

Jiading District Facts

Chinese Name: 嘉定区 (jiā dìng qū)
Population: 1,588,900
Area: 462.4 square kilometers (178.5 square miles)
Location: in the northwest of Shanghai, east China
Area Code: 021
Zip Code: 201800
GDP (2018): CNY236.3 billion (USD 35.7 billion)

Famous Historical District

Jiading District is located in the northwest of Shanghai and borders on Baoshan District and Putuo District on the east and Minhang, Changning and Qingpu Districts on the south and Taicang on the north. It is a famous historical and cultural district. Jiading Town and Nanxiang Ancient Town remain many ancient attractions, such as Zhouqiao Old Street, Guyi Garden, Qiuxiapu Garden, and Jiading Confucius Temple. The Shanghai Auto Museum is also one of the highlights.

Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Jiading District

Nanxiang Ancient Town

As one of the four famous historical towns in Shanghai, Nanxiang Ancient Town has many ancient sites such as the Guyi Garden, Tian’en Bridge built in the Qing Dynasty (1636 - 1912), and Yunxiang Temple. About a mile south of the town is the only golf course with night lighting in Shanghai, the Oriental Paris Golf and Country Club.

 Sightseeing in Guyi Garden
Guyi Garden, one of the four classical gardens in the south of the Yangtze River, features a quaint environment and an exquisite design. The Yi Garden, Flower Fragrance, Park Crane in Stream Pond, Moonlit Bamboo Garden are three major scenic areas.

 Eating Nanxiang Steamed Buns
Nanxiang Steamed Buns, with a history of more than 100 years, is still delicious and has become one of the characteristics and symbols of Nanxiang Ancient Town.

Zhouqiao Old Street

Zhouqiao Old Street is located in Jiading Town. Tourists can visit many historical scenic spots including Fahua Tower, Confucius Temple, Huilong Pond, Qiuxiapu Garden and pay a visit to the Bamboo Carving Museum and Luyanshao Art Institute. Ancient buildings are able to be appreciated on both sides of the river crossing the old town.

Shanghai Automobile Museum shows the development history of the world's automobile industry. It consists of History Pavilion, Collection Pavilion, Exploration Pavilion and temporary exhibition Pavilion. You can understand the internal structure of the cars through the disassembled cars. Nearly 40 antique cars with strange appearances in the museum are stunning.

Best Time to Visit Jiading District

The best time to visit Jiading Shanghai China is from March to May and September to November. Visitors can enjoy the bloomy flowers in Guyi Garden and Qiuxiapu Garden from March to May. From September to November, the weather is pleasant and less rainy with an average temperature of 19℃ (66℉). From December to January, it is the coolest of the year and the temperature can drop to 1 ℃ (34℉). The average temperature of Jiading District is about 18 ℃ (64℉). It is better to avoid the rainy season that is from mid-June to mid-July to travel Jiading Shanghai China.

Jiading Weather Forecast



It is easy to reach Jiading by flying to Shanghai Pudong International Airport and take shuttle bus 5 and then transfer to Xinjia Line at Shanghai Railway Station Stop. Visitors can also take a flight to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and then take Hongqiao Hub Bus Line 9 to Jiading Shanghai China. It is also very convenient by bullet trains to Shanghai Railway Station and then take Xinjia Line to Jiading District.

The inner-city transportation depends on metro, buses and taxis. Visitors can take Metro Line 11, the only metro route in Jiading Shanghai China to Nanxiang Ancient Town. To get to the Bund, visitors need to take Metro Line 11 and transfer to Metro Line 2 at Jiangsu Road Station or to Metro Line 10 at Jiaotong University.

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Best Jiading Food to Try

Nanxiang Steamed Buns, Highest Ranking Imperial Concubine Chicken, Mutton Noodles and Pork and Vegetable Wonton are worth to try in Jiading Shanghai China.

 Nanxiang Steamed Buns
It is a traditional famous product in Jiading District Shanghai and famous for its thin skin, tender meat, juicy taste and beautiful shape. The main ingredients of the stuffing are chopped pork leg lean meat, ginger powder and meat jelly, salt, soy sauce and sugar. And the skin is made of unleavened refined flour.

 Highest Ranking Imperial Concubine Chicken
With the fat and tender hen as the main ingredient and the wine as the seasoning, the dish is delicious with the strong wine fragrance.

Recommended Restaurants

Fengji Nanxiang Steamed Buns: Nanxiang Steamed Buns
Address: No.218, Guyi Garden Road, Nanxiang Town

Sichuan Xiangtianxia Hot Pot: Shrimp Paste, Cattle Stomach
Address: 2/F, Caifu Square, No.5616, Cao’an Road, Anting Town

Feimao Restaurant: Duck Seasoned with Soy Sauce, Stewed Pork with Brown Sauce
Address: 2/F, Zhongyetengxiang City Square, No.4368, Zhennan Road

See more: Top 10 Shanghai Street Food

- Last updated on Aug. 03, 2022 -
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