Century Park
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Shanghai residents see Pudong’s suburbs as the place that grown-ups retreat to when they’re ready to settle down and stop living in the cramped confines of a refurbished lanehouse. The areas around Century Park are some of the most desirable as they are in close proximity to the Metro Lines, granting easy access to the heart of Puxi. The park itself is a huge draw, it’s one of Shanghai’s biggest and there are sports fields tucked into one of its corners, but five-star hotels, museums and great malls make life in the Century Park area easy for the homesick foreigner. And if living in a Western bubble in China isn’t your thing, there is plenty of local flavor to be had in between the major development. Some of Lujiazui’s futurism can also be seen in buildings and sculptures throughout the neighborhood as well.
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Frau M
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
It is an artificial park, there is nothing special about it, other than that it is very big. It tends to be very crowded, and it is quite sad to think that for many Chinese big city kids this will their only outdoor experience.

People are allowed on some of the grass areas, on weekends many people bring picknick blankets and tents, which is actually quite nice, but on beautiful days, you hardly have any space.

There is also a small amusement park, and you can also rent bikes and carts.

All in all, I prefer Fuxing Park in Puxi.
Written February 24, 2024
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Jo-Ann
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Osmanthus flowers galore. Soooooooo beatiful. Soooooo fragrant. Just stand by the trees and enjoy the fragrance. Flowers are amazing. There’s different shades of yellow and orange. Great time to visit for Osmanthus photpgraphy.
Written October 25, 2021
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Jo-Ann
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
It is a nice huge park to just chill and spend a day. Enjoy the lake. Enjoy the flowers and trees. Enjoy the weather. The space is awesome. I cannot wait to visit again in Spring. It must be beautiful. Cleaners there keep the place really clean and neat.
Written December 8, 2020
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D-verso
London, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
I always come to this place every time I visit SH when visiting the A.P Plaza downstairs. I just love this park, it has a uniquely futuristic feel to it with the long walkways and quiet tree lined seating areas. Great place to escape the hustle and bustle in the markets below. Gardens are immaculate. Highly recommend !
Written May 14, 2020
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Yair Bar Zohar
Qiryat Ata, Israel2,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Take a break in the Centennial Park (recommended between 11:30 and 13:00) - Century Park, the city's largest public park, is one of the most popular park for tourists and locals alike. This is the perfect place to absorb some energy before heading out to the next destination. The park is divided into seven main areas: the countryside, the lake area, the meager area of ​​the lawn, the bird watching area, the international garden area, the miniature golf area and the observation area. You can sail with your children across the large lake in the center of the park, or let them play for their amusement in the Children's Park. It is also possible to rent bicycles.
Opening hours: 7am to 6pm.
How will you arrive? You can take the subway line 2 and get off at the nearest station, Century Park. Take Exit 1 or 4 and proceed to Gate 7 of Park Century.
Written April 24, 2018
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Gerhard G
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
Go early in the morning - it opens at 7 am, and is the most amazingly quiet and beautiful spot. Practically deserted at that time of day, it quickly fills up with visitors, mostly locals. On weekends and public holidays it is extremely crowded: avoid at all costs. It is a very big park, and on most days you can find a quiet spot somewhere.
Written August 13, 2016
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ShanghaiSkip
Shanghai38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012
In the years I have lived in Shanghai, I find myself constantly going back to Century Park (Siji Gong Yuan). It is easy to get to with Line 2 Subway letting you off near the South Gate. The other option you can do is get off at Shanghai Technology and Science Museum and walk down the esplanade and go directly to the main gate on the North side.

It is a nice setting in the middle of the Pudong side of Shanghai. A large lake bordered by a quiet canal, plenty of trees, an amusement park, a stage, soccer field, tennis courts, paths, flowering trees, rock formation and grass you can actually walk on (most parks in China grass is just for viewing).

To entertain and get a little exercise you can rent a paddle boat on the lake or on the canal. You can also rent a bicycle, a 2 seat tandem bike a 3 seat tandem bike, a 3 person 4 wheel surrey (plus 2 infant seat) and a 6 person 4 wheel surrey (with the infant seat too). It is one of the few parks I have seen where there are ramps for wheelchairs everywhere I looked.

There are plenty of vendors just outside the gates as well as concessions inside the park itself. On this trip we rented a 3 passenger surrey for an hour and pedaled our way around the park, stopping occasionally to shoot some photos with the blossoms that come this time of year or at the different vantage points. After our surrey ride we took to our feet and again walked around the park taking pictures and playing on the grass.

During the high time of summer the sun can get pretty intense, many of the locals bring a light umbrella/parasol or a day tent to get out of the direct sunlight. A real good idea if you have small children who are sensitive to sunlight.

Throughout the spring, summer and fall there are a number of activities you can participate in, just need to watch for them in the local net papers. They even have some day concerts and to cool off you can get wet in the synchronized fountain on the North West side of the lake.

Cost is reasonable 10 RMB per adult, children under 1.3 meters are free. Bicycle rentals and paddle boats run 50 RMB per hour with a 100 RMB deposit. All in all a great place for couples, families and friends to relax, play some catch, bash a badminton birdie or just watch and play with the kids.
Written April 8, 2012
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Bob
Chardon, OH1,862 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I spent time at Century Park on three separate days, including the weekend, while on a business trip in July. I entered the “free section of the park near the Kerry Hotel. The park is very large and is broken into two sections. One section is free to use and the other requires a small fee…less than $2 USD. If you plan to enter the paid side from the free side, get a ticket at the perimeter first. The only option at the bridge between the two sections is to pay by phone at a kiosk.

The free side is still very large so make sure you have water if the day is warm. It was extremely hot and humid when I was there in July. There are walking / running paths, tennis and basketball courts, some ponds, flowers, and even a replica Olmec Head. It was never too crowded and mostly attracted runners and mothers with strollers. My main goal was to add some bird species to my list, and I saw over 30 species. Most were on the free side with my favorite being the Hoopoe, which I saw on two days.

The paid side was much more crowded on the weekend. There are plenty of vendors to get food and drinks. There are lakes, beaches, an amusement park, and many gardens. They rent electric boats on both the lake and the river. My feet were tired one day, so I rented one for an hour on the river. It cost about $15 USD and the boats were super easy to drive. There is about ½ mile of river you can explore. I used the boats to help birdwatch along the river and saw lots of black-crowned night herons and some kingfishers.

Definitely should visit to get your green fix. The best birding spot in Shanghai
Written October 28, 2019
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alison_parr
Denver, CO126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
I was in Shanghai for business and really enjoy going for long walks when I travel. When I am in New York City I spend much of my free time walking around Central Park to get out of the traffic and exercise. To me, Century Park is the Central Park of Shanghai. There are a lot of gardens and pockets of activity to explore. The one difference is there is a nominal fee of 10 CNY ($1.50 USD at the time), which may keep the crowds at bay. The weekday morning I was there, there weren't that many people there (relative to the rest of Shanghai)... families, couples, joggers, a couple of daycare groups and other walkers/sightseers.

Century Park has a Metro station very close, so it was easy to get to. While I wouldn't necessarily consider it a top tourist attraction it was one of my favorite places to visit in Shanghai. I found it most enjoyable to walk around the park for a couple of hours at a time. There is a beautiful lavender field, ponds with Lotus flowers, lakes with boats for rent and even a Bonsai park (see photos). Occasionally I would stop on a bench to people watch and take in the culture (just like NYC).
Written July 12, 2017
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farshad shahbaz
Tehran, Iran57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Business
this park is well maintained . you have to pay 10 Yuan for each ticket and enter the park. you will find very beatiful design of stones, flowers , trees, pedestrains, a lake with boats which can be hired. also you may hire bycycles . for nature lovers it is a place to visist.Outside ring of the Park is 5000 meters in circumfrenece and very good for sports.
Written May 27, 2016
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