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“More of a park than a square.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang)

People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang)
People's Square, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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“More of a park than a square.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Lovely green and calm space in the centre of this busy city.

A welcome break for us after spending a couple of hours in the Shanghai Museum conveniently located in this square.

In mid-March, gardeners were still busy planting spring flowers in the beds and there were only a few pink and white trees blossoming but it was still lovely with the completed flower beds a riot of colour. Children were feeding pigeons and many people were strolling or sitting.

Fabulous views of some of the interesting modern buildings surrounding the park.

Visited March 2013
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“Calm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Very nice atmosphere. Lots of flowers, people silently dancing their art. On Sunday is an interesting Wedding Market, where they negociate the grooms.

Visited March 2013
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“Nice place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This place is good for some good snaps. Located right on the main road. We went in March and so there was not much greenery but we still managed to get some nice shots.Good for a stroll though.

Visited March 2013
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“Iconic Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

In many ways, People's Square is the hub of the city. The green space is enjoyable. However, my fondest memory of this place was when we decided to get a peek at the parent's matchmaking exchange that occurs every other Sunday. In the heart of the park, parents of adult Chinese children gather informally bringing signs with them touting the virtues of their children and their achievements to date. It is an attempt to match them with a suitable mate. Many young Chinese professionals are too busy to do this for themselves and their parents do not want to miss out on grandchildren. So they try very hard to be the agents to find the right partners. This is quite a sight with 50- and 60-something Chinese parents walking around with placards advertising their offspring. They are mostly seen in bargaining huddles or social conversations. Some of the displays for their adult children can be quite elaborate. Sometimes foreigners are not welcome. But if you remain unobtrusive and limit the photos, they usually don't mind, at least that was true when we were there.

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“Good for a stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Near the museums, it's also a nice piece of Shangai architecture. On a holiday, it was nice to walk around. You can also skate.

Visited February 2013
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