Guilin Park
Guilin Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Mary R
Madison, WI32 contributions
Friends
Guilin Park may not be the most famous in Shanghai but with the fragrant osmanthus in bloom it has to be one of the most charming. It showcases the China Americans imagine from the movies with the osmanthus trees forming tunnels around the curving walkways. Then all of a sudden the view widens to include an old style structure with an erhu player practicing, or a woman playing a minority instrument, or a group singing. Of course, the older men who have brought their birds with them to drink tea and visit with their buds. The badminton players were a real surprise, but so Chinese
Written October 13, 2017
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lifeng
Shanghai, China52 contributions
Family
Living this area(walking distance to the park) for more than 15 years, visited for countless time, some alone, most with family or friends. More visit, more love. This is the most distinguished Chinese style garden in shanghai, even better than Suzhou's.
Was a pure private garden with a top family living there at the beginning of 20 century, the design itself mixed with Chinese philosophy, and almost all layout and trees was kept from 100 years ago.
The garden is divided into north - living area; west - great rock works, my children can play there 1 hour; east- family/social gathering corn with show corner beyond lake; middle -center of the garden as the most famous Sijiao hall which is the hub of Chinese life style. you shall enjoy the painting on windows, stone caving.
And the garden is well arranged for four season scenes mix, well for alone, for gathering, for family, for friend...

Take an early morning or sunset time to slowly walking here, just like you are a Chinese living here hundreds of years ago. it is still so lively...
Written December 19, 2016
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S.M.S.
Shanghai, China71 contributions
Solo
I have always wanted to visit this park and finally did so. It is a hidden gem in Xuhui District. It is only 2 rmb or cny to get into the park. It is beautiful with many varieties of plants and trees. I walked around and felt soothed being around nature. At the time I was there were not a lot of people around. I did find that there are many cats there. They are very cute (if you like cats) and calming to look at. It is not far from Guilin Park metro station. If you need a short respite from the city life, this place is very nice to visit.
Written November 18, 2019
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Jo-Ann
Washington15,619 contributions
Couples
Long metro ride from Pudong via Line 12 Guilin Park station, Exit 5. The park is directly across the road from the metro station. Difficult to look for food. Gotta walk past the park and past the teachers colleges then you will reach a supermarket and some restaurants, including a KFC. Then we walked back to the park. This park is famous for Osmanthus trees so should visit it during October. Right now it is just a quiet park. Pretty. There’s a lotus pond. Huge beautiful lotus flowers.
Written July 11, 2021
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LeighSydneyChina195
Shanghai, China141 contributions
Solo
There are many parks in Shanghai, most of them look the same and feel the same. Guilin park is of the older kind. Lovely walks and bridges. It is not big, but interesting.

You can catch line 12 to Guilin Park Metro. It is not a huge attraction, but a nice place to spend some time and have a feeling of serenity. Enjoy...
Written August 15, 2016
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Gary M
Shanghai, China225 contributions
Solo
Found this park by accident one day while out exploring in the west of the city. It is listed on maps as quite a small park, but it has quite a bit of charm. The park itself is quite old, but has been renovated with new walk ways and areas to sit. There were the usual ornamental gardens, a Peking opera singer practicing, an all male choir practicing communist hymns, badminton and lots of mahjong being played, as well as a very loud bird collection in the centre of the park. It is not very big, but manages to pack in a lot of interesting aspects of Shanghai living in a small amount of space.
Written April 9, 2016
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LoraK78
Sofia, Bulgaria6 contributions
Friends
A very cosy and "small" city (several millions) with a beautiful park, 2 great Pogodas that are lighted in the night, bridges over the river. A tea cup in a teahouse next to the water makes the sunset even more beautiful
Written October 18, 2012
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joel b
chengdu, china10 contributions
A lovely old-style Chinese garden removed from the crowds of tourists in central Shanghai. Beautiful rockery, water features, flowers, grasses, tea houses. But the osmanthus trees and the songbirds are the real attractions. "Guilin" means "Osmanthus wood." The park has several species and over a hundred trees. When they flower in October (warm, sunny in Shanghai) the fragrance is overwhelming. Go then, if you can. Entrance 4RMB.

From 6:30-9:00 every morning, admission is free to senior citizens. On a sunny day, in the courtyard in front of the teahouse, for the price of a cup of tea, old men sit chatting with their cages of songbirds. The clamor of their warbling melodies in this outdoor aviary drowns out human chatter and traffic noise. Mixed with the fragrance of the osmanthus, it is unforgettable.

Diagonally across from the line 12 subway station of Guilin Lu, Exit 4. Recommended for open-minded travelers curious about real Chinese life.
Written November 14, 2019
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Stephanie782013
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada359 contributions
Solo
Just a wonderful place to walk about and take your time!

Guessing about 60 minutes needed if on a time crunch but I do suggest to take it in. Go find the zig zag bridge built on purpose to chase evil demons.

2RMB as a foreigner to enter
Written September 13, 2019
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Teresa H
Manchester, UK559 contributions
Couples
Easy to get to line 12 Guilin park station. just across the road at the junction.
Lots of different views around every corner. Lots of shady spots to rest and relax. There is a tea room.We were watching a group of photographers taking picture of possibly their wives in national costumes. We stopped to also take photos and were welcomed by them all. We even ended up having our photos taken with them they were so pleased.I think two white haired westerners were as much a good photo as the costumes were to us.
It is a great place to make time to visit even take a picnic.
Written July 20, 2018
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