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Address: Sheshan Town, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201600, China
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Phone Number: 021-57651666

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Nice place to visit when weather is good

Visited during weekend and while there were fairly much people wouldn't say that it was too crowded & some of the pathways like the wooden plank way from West gate to the South... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Aki P
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Shanghai, China
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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Sheshan Forest Park is a relatively small park surrounding the Sheshan mountain (hill). It has well kept parts and it seemed there were lots of guides around the day I went. The Sheshan Catholic Basilica (a national monument) is at the top of this hill, while the Astronomical Observatory is on the hillside. You will find lots of people, mainly... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Great spot to take the kids for a half-day trip. 3 hours walking around two little hills (about 80m vertical accent from parking lot to summit). No actual paths, just paved walkways. Wasn't too crowded when I went. Not something to do unless you live in Shanghai and looking for convenient ways to escape the urban jungle in my opinion.

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Thank KyleAZAdventurer
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49 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Sheshan is a small hill in the songjiang district of shanghai with a church and short board walk on top. While the hill is a little underwhelming there is plenty to do in the area including a botanical garden, happy valley amusement park and Thames town. So definitely make a day of visiting this area but if you only come... More 

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Thank Dan H
Shanghai, China
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66 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Visited during weekend and while there were fairly much people wouldn't say that it was too crowded & some of the pathways like the wooden plank way from West gate to the South gate was very quiet and offered forest views which are so rare in Shanghai overall. Recommend visiting the hill top astronomic museum (entrance 12 RMB) too as... More 

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1 Thank Aki P
Singapore
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104 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you live in Shanghai, have a free weekend with nothing to do, and the weather is favourable, a brisk walk up Sheshan is a nice morning activity for you. An hour's drive from the city, I got to the North Entrance just before opening time on a Sunday (8 am). Entrance is free - you need to pick up... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The view on the top of this mountain is very good except for the many day's were the air pollution is very high, there is litter everywhere you go, people just leave there bottles on the floor even if there is a bin beside them. There used to be an amazing bamboo made park which had tons of obstacle courses... More 

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3 Thank kirkwoodnicolas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Bored with all this mass of people and noisy environment? understand. If you think u can escape from it... No way. This unique hill is a landmark, it is a short exercise to climb it on rather well maintained walkways. On top of is there is a neogothic church, closed, for renovation. Maybe. The view is nice. But ... Your... More 

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5 Thank Wolfgang S
North China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Well, in Shanghai you are always happy to be in the greens, no? Here a nice forrest is an exception, in Europe we are used to it. A bit artificial for my taste, but green is green!

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2 Thank ExpatinChina
Shanghai, China
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150 reviews
84 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

It is a lovely walk up Sheshan. Halfway up, you can detour through a quiet bamboo forest, along a boardwalk. The cathedral is beautiful and the view from the top spectacular. See below in the valley the villas of the rich and beautiful... ;-)

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5 Thank chopstickmama
Shanghai
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61 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Can be crowded and can be commercial, but get walking away from all that and just enjoy the quieter areas where no one else goes. Try also Tianma Hill, not far away.

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