Sheshan Forest Park

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Jenn S
Los Altos, CA55 contributions
Small park but good to get away
Dec 2020 • Family
When we went, much of the south gate and area around east gate was under heavy construction, so we entered via the west gate. You need a ticket but there's no charge, and a health code. From there, the steps take you straight up to the pagoda, where there is also a small shop selling drinks and tea eggs. More steps take you up to the observatory/museum and the basilica was past it. Probably takes 30min for that entire walk, all paved and not super steep. The basilica was closed for repairs, from the sign it looked to have been closed for the last six months.

We wandered out the east gate via a very nice path through a bamboo forest. I was disappointed to not see any wild animals at all, and everywhere the ground and plant leaves were covered in dust. It was totally empty but with the huge parking lots, you can tell it gets very crowded. Likely because it was winter, we didn't see many food vendors at all.

I'd allocate maybe 2-3hrs to see all the mountain parks in the area. Theres a ton of other things to do in sheshan though, including happy valley amusement park, smurf land, visiting the quarry hotel, golf. There is a water park too but closed in off season.
Written December 24, 2020
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Ian Anderson
Shanghai, China131 contributions
A nice excursion out of Shanghai city
Aug 2020 • Couples
If you live in Shanghai, you should visit this area- two forested hills(Tianmashan and Xishan), both with delightful walks and a leaning pagoda and Catholic basilica and observatory respectively, a lovely botanical garden (Chenshan), a sculpture park and, for kids, an amusement park (Happy Valley). We haven’t visited the last two yet. Suggest one of the hills in the morning (including some slightly strenuous exercise) and a leisurely stroll in Chenshan in the afternoon where there is also an adequate restaurant for lunch. Best to book a taxi or car for the duration of your visit as the attractions are close (within a few km) but not adjacent. Spring and autumn probably best
Written August 2, 2020
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GlobalTraveller1971
Ireland26 contributions
A Quieter Place
Nov 2019
Coming out of the front of Sheshan metro station the bus station for the 92 bus is adjacent and to the left. It can be accessed from the main road. Alternatively there is a bus stop on the main road on the same side as the metro station and to the left of the exit. The bus we took did not have the 92 number on it although it seemed to take the 92 route. Other buses did have 92 on them. Moovit shows the route. There are trails on both sides of the road where the bus stops. There are very good toilets and an information centre with cold drinks at the entrance. Inside there are other refreshment places. A relaxing place away from central Shanghai. An interesting basilica on the top.
Written November 26, 2019
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John T
Shanghai, China688 contributions
Great outdoor space
Aug 2019 • Family
We visited both parks in a morning. Great place to walk and some good views across the city. Plenty of small shops to buy drinks. A lot of steps so some good exercise!
Written September 23, 2019
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jac0bdf
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
Nice break from the hustle & bustle of Shanghai
Sep 2018 • Solo
To get there, go to Sheshan Station (Line 9) and take bus 92 to the forest. It departs (and returns to) the bus depot underneath the station, just behind the bus stop on the main road.The bus fare costs CNY2 per person you buy the ticket from the person sitting near the back door. Put “forest park” in the Google Translate App and him/her or other passengers to tell you when you get there. It’s easy to spot. First the bus goes past a large amusement park, then turns right and when you see some buildings, you are there. There are several entrances. You can take any and just walk up the hill. It is just a 100m hill with trees but nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

On the way back on the metro, stop at Qibao – another 1000 year old township like Zhujiajao. But not quite as touristy and when you go down the alleyways and behind the shopfronts, there are “real people” doing everyday stuff. At Qibao station is an ultramodern shopping centre. Very impressive.

Also stop at Xujiahui. Take exit 10 (there are 14 exits!) to get to Metro department store. All ‘departments’ are separate shops. The place is full of young people. Also lots of food & beverage places. Great coffee too.
Written October 4, 2018
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NathanLuminario
Mandaluyong, Philippines113 contributions
Nice place for Catholics to Visit
Aug 2018 • Friends
I think this will be a nice place for Catholics to do some pilgrimage. You will need to hike to get to the church or Basilica at the top of the hill. And on the way to top you will see the stations of the cross and several praying stations. The forest park is also very peaceful and good for some relaxation. The church was closed though when we visited for some major renovation.
Written September 14, 2018
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bcsanders
Calgary, Canada281 contributions
Nice Hilly Break
Jul 2018 • Friends
I enjoyed walking up both hills, one on each side of the road, along with my colleagues. The day was sweltering - 80% humidity and 36 degrees - so the air conditioning in the astronomy and earthquake museums provided welcome respite. The tree-lined paths, the bamboo along the paths, the views of Happy Valley and the Songjiang area and the museums made Sheshan a fine half-day getaway. This area of Shanghai has hills, which are nice too see in an otherwise flat region.
Written July 28, 2018
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Billy_Whimwa
427 contributions
A great day trip from Shanghai
Aug 2017 • Solo
You can easily get out there to have lunch, do some hiking, visit the Basilica, and observatory then return by dinner. The hill is easy to walk around with not too many steep steps or hills. There are several refreshment stands selling food and drinks. The trails are paved and easy. Worth doing on a good weather day.

Take metro line 9 to Sheshan station then go by taxi to the West Sheshan entrance.
Written August 29, 2017
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Ina I
Bogor, Indonesia17 contributions
Green, European-like
May 2017 • Friends
Went recently on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Weather was great so walking around the area was pleasant. There are some inclined rock pathways and stairs, it wasn't so bad though. Saw lots of kids (and even people bringing baby strollers) to the scattered picnic/bench areas in the resting spots on the way up. What was also quite an experience is exploring the area outside of the main gate, to the left, where the street was paved very neatly and there were wineries, European-like mansions, streams/lakes, tall rustling trees, farms. Felt as if we stepped out of China. This walk led us to the other entrance (East Gate I think), which gave us the option to take a nice wooden platform walk through a grove of trees, or to go back to the Basilica area by stone paths. To get there we took Line 9 to the Sheshan metro stop. That took quite a while from the city center. Then right outside of the metro there is a metered taxi queue (which is really practical as I stay away from unlicensed taxis), and it cost about 18-20 rmb to get to the park. I used the smartshanghai app to show the taxi driver the location in Chinese, and used the maps.me app for navigation.
Written May 15, 2017
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Annika K
Helsinki, Finland52 contributions
Yet another park to visit!
Jan 2016 • Family
A very special park with astronomy museum and an observatory, A Catholic Basilica high up on the hill and a bamboo forest worth taking a walk.
Written October 9, 2016
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