Longhua Memorial Park of Revolutionary Martyrs

Longhua Memorial Park of Revolutionary Martyrs, Shanghai

Longhua Memorial Park of Revolutionary Martyrs

Longhua Memorial Park of Revolutionary Martyrs
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Cemeteries • Monuments & Statues
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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A modern-style memorial park integrating features of a memorial, tourist and cultural site, and garden architecture, the Longhua Memorial Park of Revolutionary Martyrs, with its name inscribed by Deng Xiaoping, has long been likened to the Yuhuatai Martyrs Memorial Park in Nanjing, another historically significant martyrs cemetery in China. Built on the former site of Kuomintang Wusong-Shanghai Garrison Command and where the Longhua revolutionary martyrs were executed, it was designated as a revolutionary martyrs memorial site under national protection following the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,177 contributions
Love it all!
Mar 2021 • Couples
This park is very educational. Love the park itself, the museum, cemetery and old prison. When we were there, we managed to catch a glimpse of soldiers marching and visitors bowing in honor of the heroes. This was done in front of the glass pyramid where wreaths were placed. Love the museum as there are English descriptions for everything. Take Line 11 to Longhua metro station to visit the park AND temple. They are next to each other. Very convenient.
Written March 16, 2021
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Mike X
Chicago, IL1,836 contributions
Close to Longhua temple and not crowded. Very serene.
Apr 2019 • Solo
Most people won't come here even though it's right next to the Longhua temple. It's a park with memorials and sculptures meant to honor those who were executed for being communists. It's a large park with sculptures scattered around. There is a well curated museum in the center where you can learn more of the history.
Written May 4, 2019
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Osman Assem
Cairo, Egypt255 contributions
Great museum and park
Apr 2019 • Solo
The park is great for relaxing and running. The park is very huge and full of green views. The museum is awesome and you can see the whole revolutionary and army history of China. Entrance is for free.
Written April 25, 2019
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DazzlingSunflowerTravels
Johannesburg, South Africa274 contributions
Hauntingly beautiful
Feb 2018 • Friends
You can use metro line 11 or 12. I used line 11 and got off at Longhua station. It is a small walking distance. Situated next to the Longhua Temple.

This memorial park captures the traumatic and haunting history of those who laid down their lives fighting and defending their city. These are sacred and serene grounds. There is a small graveyard, with loved ones visiting and bringing flowers.

There is a glass pyramid museum at the center of the park. You need a passport to go in. I could not go inside.

The sculptors are hauntingly beautiful. Even in the gloomy history there is still hope and victory. It is a complex paradox, calming sadness that envelopes you as you walk these grounds knowing the history...

The grounds are well maintained with seasonal shrubs, trees and flowers. This is a prime space for elders who love walking, stretching and doing tai chi.

A relaxing walk through a cool bamboo forest. Water feature sounds trinkle to complement the stillness of the beauty that surrounds you.

Captivating sculptures depicting the war and fight for freedom. I could not take pictures of the the sculpture of a fallen man. His body half burried and the other half with a hand reaching to sky.

The execution house stands timeless, old, barren and fading against the trees at the end of the walk from gate 1 (or it could be the first thing you see if you use a different entrance).

All the sculptures signify a need for freedom - an anchor holding you down, heavy, stuck, yet sparrows taking flight seeking freedom and chains breaking. The full frame looks like a beautiful sunflower.
Written December 14, 2018
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LynsFrostee
London, UK513 contributions
Beautiful site
Apr 2018 • Couples
The other half always takes an interest in memorial parks so we headed out to this lovely site and spent half an hour wandering around. Some beautiful sculptures are present and it’s free so if you have time to kill this is a nice change of pace
Written May 28, 2018
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Michelle T
Cheltenham, UK481 contributions
Beautiful Gardens
May 2018 • Friends
located beside Longhua Temple and accessible from Metro line 11 or 12, a beautiful park with quiet places to sit and enjoy the view, or wonder through exploring and discovering stunning pathways, entrance is free and definitely worth a visit.
Written May 14, 2018
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sureshbabu2017
Shanghai, China97 contributions
Cemetery & Memorial Museum for Shanghai's Martyrs
Apr 2017 • Solo
A visit to this place could be an addition after visiting the ancient Longua Temple, as this memorial site is nearby to the temple. Quite and tranquil, this is an ideal place to remember those who laid down their lives for the city of Shanghai. The exhibits, both indoor and outdoor are quite interesting. The sculptures scattered around the sprawling park and gardens are quite touching. Inside the memorial museum the reliefs and paintings are worth having a look. Not to be missed is the sculpture of a falling martyr whose body is half burried in the earth and remaining half visible with the hands raised to sky.
Written March 16, 2018
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,696 contributions
Awesome forest of stele's
Nov 2017 • Couples
The place consists of the entrance square, garden , monuments, memorial museum, memorial hall, boulders, Red Rock, Forest of stele's We were very captivated by the Forest of Stele's - stele pavilion, stele corridor, two 50m long stele walls, hundreds of natural stones engraved with inscription.
Written November 23, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,732 contributions
Hidden gem
Nov 2017 • Solo
I came across this very large park quite by accident after I'd visited the more well-known temple and monastery next door. It's very easy to find and well worth finding, but isn't given a mention in any guide book I've ever seen. There's a museum in the centre of the large park designed as a glass pyramid. All around the perfectly manicured gardens are interesting monuments. It's all quite modern, but very relaxing and peaceful, with hardly anyone around at all. Plus, it's completely free.
Written November 7, 2017
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Michael W
Montbard, France88 contributions
Nice open space in a busy city
Oct 2017 • Couples
Blundered upon this park as I was stopping nearby. Go early in the morning to enjoy the various tai chi exponents, the people practising calligraphy with water on the paths. There are dancers and choirs and bands. Statues and fountains are large and impressive, grassy areas are great if you've got kids with you. Deserves a higher profile in the city.
Written October 8, 2017
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Longhua Memorial Park of Revolutionary Martyrs is open:
  • Sun - Sun 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tue - Thu 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM