Again to Fengxian (奉贤区) today. It’s part of Shanghai, but maybe the fact it doesn’t feel that way is the best part about it. So in love with this place. I know my obsession won’t last, but there’s so much to explore.
The museum bundles a lot of places we’ve already visited.
There’s an exhibition on the sea dikes of Shanghai, including a story on the Huating sea wall.
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It also mentions how these sea walls were built, not just to keep the water out, but to fend off pirates.
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And there’s a segment about wars. Fengxian went through four battles, during The Taiping Rebellion, the Civil War (both phases), and the war with Japan.
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So many people in Shanghai are missing out by not going here. You can literally just visit by metro (line 5).
From the museum, I got some inspiration for new places to visit, and will be back to this area.