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“Best Place for a Picnic in Shanghai” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fuxing Park

Fuxing Park
No.2 Gaolan Road, Shanghai, China
021-63720662
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Ranked #23 of 806 Attractions in Shanghai
4.5 of 5 stars 217 Reviews
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Best Place for a Picnic in Shanghai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We have lived in Shanghai for three years now and this remains our favorite place in Shanghai. As the other reviewers document, the park is a popular gathering ground for Shanghai residents, including lone saxophone players, ballroom dancers, kids rollerblading. all manner of martial arts practitioners, kite flying and large crowds watching epic card and chess games. Shanghai does not have "open beverage" laws, so pack a bottle of wine or a couple of Tsing Tao tall boys, some snacks and spend a pleasant afternoon at the park. After, head across the street to Sinan Mansions for a beer at Boxing Cat.

Visited May 2013
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“The Best thing you will do in Shanghai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Forget the expensive restaurants and bars . If you want to experience a real feel good factor get yourself down to Fuxing park on a Sunday morning. It is fantastic. people are dancing ,singing ,flying kites ,discussing and just generally having a good time. Nobody is bothering anyone else and everyone is getting on with what they want to do. I hope this place never changes but just in case get yourself down there.

Visited May 2013
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“Lovely green space”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We stumbled on this lovely park in our wanderings, and were fascinated by the exercise class, the dancers, the saxophonist, the rhinos, etc - lovely breathing space away from the busy-ness of the streets.

Visited April 2013
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Shanghai, China
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“Great for People Watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Just like all the other reviews, Fuxing Park is a great place to people watch--ballrooms dancers, karaoke singers, tai chi, dancers, musicians, chess/mah jong players, etc. It is lovely to see families out enjoying a nice afternoon at this park. You never know what or whom you will see here!

Visited April 2013
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“Unforgettable morning in Shanghai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

A warm spring morning in the park: 50 or more couples, mostly younger retirees, perform elegant ballroom dancing steps to recorded Chinese traditional music. Fifty meters further a group of older citizens practice slow Tai-chi movements. Next, there are old men flying kites while a mixed choir of several dozen seniors belts out patriotic songs, large scrolls with lyrics hanging from a tree in front of them. A small group of foreigners with cameras stop to watch, the singers immediately break into Chinese version of Jingle Bells, followed by Frere Jacques. ...The two sides applaud each other. The foreigners reflect how growing old in Shanghai seems more fun then elsewhere.
Nearby, stone statues of Marx and Engels look quite contented.
PS. It appears that in the late afternoon and evening hours, the park population changes completely, the average age drops by 30 years.

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