Nearly 800 years of history has left Jiading with abundant cultural resources including the key national protected cultural site Jiading Confucian Temple and the national intangible cultural heritage Jiading bamboo carving.
Besides a handful well-known public cultural sites such as Jiading Museum and Han Tianheng Art Museum, there are more folk art museums and galleries hidden in this historic area, waiting for you to discover and experience.
For martial arts fans
If you’re a fan of traditional martial arts, Shanghai Jiading Martial Arts School is the place for you. Its exhibition hall displays historic exhibits about martial arts.
You can also learn about the history of the military imperial examination system dated back to as early as the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), learning about the content, format, and development of the exams.
A featured exhibit is a book written in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It was a must-read book for those who wanted to take the military examination at that time. A school official purchased the book at an auction.
The school offers martial arts courses every summer.
For serious practitioners, it also teaches traditional styles such as Wubu Quan and Luohan Quan martial arts.