Every Saturday, when the weather permits (no rain), we like to go out for jalan-jalan. Sometimes, we explore new places of interest (tourist attractions) but on most days, we prefer to go somewhere not too crowded.
A few weekends ago, we went to a popular shopping area in the city called Jing'an Temple. This is how our typical Saturday outing is like...
Jalan-jalan, take photos... Jing'an Temple in the background. We didn't go there to visit the temple but went shopping in the surrounding malls instead :p
Jing'an Temple (静安寺 "Temple of Peace and Tranquility") was first built in 247 AD in the Wu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms period of ancient China. Originally located beside the Suzhou Creek, it was relocated to its current site in 1216 during the Song Dynasty. The current temple was rebuilt in the Qing Dynastybut, during the Cultural Revolution, the temple was converted into a plastic factory. In 1983, it was returned to its original purpose and renovated with the Jing'An Pagoda completed in 2010. Source: Wikipedia
With jalan-jalan, comes makan-makan as well. We usually have simple meals of either rice or noodles. For this outing, we had lunch in a sushi shop so we had both :)
Flower walls... aren't they lovely?
Monster wall... err, this one not so lovely :p
Afternoon tea is a must-have too. The McCafe here serves very yummy macarons!
We usually head home after tea and have dinner somewhere near home (or sometimes we buy takeaways and enjoy dinner at home).