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Shengsi Islands

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Getting to Gouqi/Houtouwan (abandoned village)

Important: You can only buy the ticket to get there the day before you leave! Not more in advance... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Daniel A
Nice little place but beware of fog

My friend and I planned to go to Gouqi island - when we arrived at the bus station we were told it... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Hangzhou, China
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Important: You can only buy the ticket to get there the day before you leave! Not more in advance and not on the day you leave. The image attached is a map of Nanpu Bridge Subway Station in Shanghai. Right exactly where this pin is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

From time to time I’m being questioned about this destination. That’s why decided to put a review with detailed information how to get from Shanghai to Shengsi island and from Shengsi to Shengshan here. Hope, it’ll be useful for those who want to travel to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
8  Thank alenalukina
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I planned to go to Gouqi island - when we arrived at the bus station we were told it was cancelled due to fog.. that’s when the alarm bells should have rang. We went to the counter and asked for another solution,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Racheladdy
Reviewed October 2, 2017

I traveled to Gouqi Island (part of the Shengsi Islands) with a friend from Sep. 29 to Sep. 30. Even though we traveled right before Golden Week, we had no difficulty at all getting tickets to the island, which was lovely. We specifically traveled to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
27  Thank Marielle90
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

The scenery is nice but when you come closer, it's so dirty. The people's behaviour ruined everything during our stay. The biggest annoying problem were the people: drive like crazy people, don't respect the other people privacy, spitting and shouting. A pity.

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Usthcjyj
Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

If you live in Shanghai long enough & long for fresh air, nature & the beach I would recommend it. Beaches are long & clean & not crowded. If you rent bikes you can get to see the entire island in a day. For history...More

Date of experience: May 2016
8  Thank fredsave
Reviewed November 18, 2015

Even in the off-season, this trip was worth the weekend. It was quick and easy to get there though public transportation. There are plenty of hotel options. We stayed in a very spacious room with private bathroom for 150RMB. There are beaches, delicious seafood and...More

Date of experience: November 2015
3  Thank lpf22
Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Shengsi was a great place to visit. Weather was perfect, food was great as well. Be warned though, no one speaks English at all and the taxis don't have meters so negotiate your prices before hand. Most beaches cost money to enter. You'll probably want...More

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank vitoapa
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Shanghai's most accessible island with a beach has to be Shengsi Island. After a two hour bus ride from Nanpu Bridge to a SE port (from what may become the world's largest shipping port), you can take a fast ferry (1 hr) or slow ferry...More

Date of experience: June 2014
9  Thank shuizhuniurou
Reviewed July 27, 2013

So I rated it a four ... The background is that this is not an easy travel destination if you don't speak Chinese or are very well prepared; and once there it totally depends on what your expectations are. The review below is more to...More

Date of experience: July 2013
28  Thank HenricI_12
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