On the weekend RA and I took a trip to Songjiang, in the far south of Shanghai, to see what is sometimes described as the original settlement of the city. Highlights include a 15th-century pagoda and Buddhist temple, the oldest mosque in Shanghai (14th century) and the Zuibaichi, or Drunk White Pool. I’m not sure where the latter got its name. Beyond the historic sights, Songjiang District is also home to the famous Thames Town. RA took this photo at the Buddhist temple.
Near the Xilin Pagoda  |  近西林塔
12th May 2012  |  2012年5月12日

On the weekend RA and I took a trip to Songjiang, in the far south of Shanghai, to see what is sometimes described as the original settlement of the city. Highlights include a 15th-century pagoda and Buddhist temple, the oldest mosque in Shanghai (14th century) and the Zuibaichi, or Drunk White Pool. I’m not sure where the latter got its name. Beyond the historic sights, Songjiang District is also home to the famous Thames Town. RA took this photo at the Buddhist temple.

Near the Xilin Pagoda  |  近西林塔

12th May 2012  |  2012年5月12日