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“Great oasis in the middle of Shanghai” 4 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 215 Reviews
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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“Great oasis in the middle of Shanghai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Beautiful park with lots of paved walking paths. Stop by here if you get weary from the crowds and streets of the city.

Visited April 2014
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“Why not? It's only small...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you are nearby, why not take a stroll? It's pleasant and usually has many locals, who seek refuge here, very logically, from over-crowding and urban loneliness... You may see many elders playing CHINESE CHESS, a few may be singing bits of old opera music, occasionally they may play a dear old stringed instrument. Doggies get walked nearby; people chat. A little bit of old Paris... or old Shanghai. It was, of course, a notorious centre of colonial 'superiority' in the old French era, similar to very snobbish bits of "British India", or the all-white enclaves of Hong Kong. Nearby are many very up-market bars, restaurants, the (Catholic) Church of St Peter's, which is sadly not very interesting, but you may quietly enter (entrance via a small gate about 8 mins. away, in Chongqing Nan Lu), and take the elevator to the top floor. That's where the refurbished church proper is open, if you wish to meditate or pray.. (Peaceful, but no artwork or architecture of real interest; many Masses including in French, English, German and Korean have been scheduled there for over a decade.) The main gates are open only on weekends. If you carefully cross under the busy freeway, you are rather close to Xintiandi. However, one is warned that Xintiandi is both over-priced and over-rated; how many ways can you say 'tourist trap'? It's more rewarding to look for real old bits of places that still exist 'authentically', although that is a challenge. (More research recommended!) Of course, it all depends what sort of a tourist you are.

Visited May 2013
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Shanghai, China
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“One of Shanghai's best parks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Having visited nearly every park in Shanghai, many offering their own unique touches, after Xiangyang Park, Fuxing Park is my favorite (honorable mention to People's Park and its Saturday Marriage Market.) Large, with room to move around, leafy in many spots with an open field for flying kites and tossing the frisbee, it is absent of the many guards that shout at your for stepping on the grass. Grannies dancing, make shift bands of two to three playing and singing, with Tai Chi here and there.

As the Chinese say, the parks in China belong to the old by day, young by night - which means, be careful in the evening as there's a good chance you'll see things 'go bump in the night' behind some of the bushes.

*Surrounded area/streets also worth investigating

Visited March 2014
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“Gotta Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This park serves as an outdoor living room to many residents that live in small cramped quarters. It is used for dancing, kite flying, napping, exercise, singing, political meetings, health screenings,playing chase, tree climbing , hide and seek, sitting, visiting with friends etc.,One of the few parks in the city where children and adults are allowed on the grass. Also has a lovely rose garden, rockery, pond and fountain.

Visited March 2014
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Cremorne, Australia
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“Fabulous on a Sunday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I've never seen a park so well utilized - there were numerous and very varied activities everywhere - from ballroom dancing in the pathways, to Tai Chi, an 'orators corner', kite flying, childrens entertainment park with dodgem cars and other rides, lots of singers of various talent levels... and so on - thoroughly enjoyed our walk thru on a Sunday morning.

Visited March 2014
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