Gardens in Shanghai

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Gardens in Shanghai

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  • Dazzahh
    Shanghai, China120 contributions
    Four days before spring festival, I should have known it would get crowded so only I am to blame for that.

    When we got there and entered it didn't seem too bad but pretty soon there was a massive crowd that seemed to be all headed in one direction. This was because there was a one-way-system to control the flow of the pedestrians. Not knowing this We ended up going against the crowd until we got to a barrier where the baoan stopped us going any further.

    Even when we did realize that we had to go a certain direction it was hard to work our where that was as each... (let's call them alleyways) each alleyway looked very similar.

    It wasn't unpleasant but by the time we got to the bridge there was easily 500 people ahead of us so we took the route that went past that area meaning we didn't get a decent view of that.
    Written January 24, 2023
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,994 contributions
    We went last weekend in winter. It was already pretty awesome. Need to come back in Spring to witness the whole garden in full bloom. Great visit. Huge area to cover though! There’s conversatories, and separate gardens in this compound. We enjoyed our visit but it was a looooooooong metro ride for us coming from Pudong!
    Written November 22, 2020
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,994 contributions
    Lovely place. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Friendly staff. We had English tea. Yummy. Cakes were delicious. Great place to have a meal.
    Written December 13, 2020
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  • tonin92
    Villiers-sur-Marne, France2,566 contributions
    the grand view garden give you the fresh air from the giant lake and typical village from Chinese literature . Have a walk and enjoy all buildings and garden are now clean and beautiful
    Written October 2, 2015
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  • benjaminchodroff
    Guangzhou, China19 contributions
    Hidden gem of shanghai. Just visited for the first time, and liked it better than Guyi Garden because there were practically no people - even on a Saturday! Beautiful setting and we had a great time feeding the fish. My son and I (both foreigners) were allowed to visit (no Chinese ID with us), so I guess they fixed the issue where they weren’t previously allowing foreigners. Cost is only 22rmb and children are free.
    Written October 29, 2021
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  • Narsfweasels
    Shanghai, China164 contributions
    The gardens were closed to restaurant patrons on the beautiful sunny day that we visited.

    The restaurant might as well have been closed when we ate there: it took 15 minutes to get service, 15 minutes to get our first greasy dish of braised bran and just as we were ready to leave, the braised pork came, with the wrong side dish. The waiter seemed like he was purposefully serving everybody else before.

    We left here hungry, never to return.
    Written May 7, 2019
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  • Ian L
    Perth, Australia495 contributions
    I can recommend this little nature reserve for those in Shanghai needing some peace, quiet and greenery. It is relatively narrow but provides a good half hour walk without cars buzzing along. Most of the park pathways overlook the meandering Huangpu River. There are a mix of stone pebble trails, pavement, wood steps and wooden boards so walking is by far the best option. I had couple of children with manual scooters and they needed a bit of carrying from time to time, but can be used too. It is a very tranquil park in a city that is mostly a concrete and car jungle. There were no crowds during a normal weekday. Recommend packing your own water and snacks, the little cafe in the park was not open during the week. It's great for children who love running around and exploring.
    Written October 26, 2015
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  • Gary M
    Shanghai, China225 contributions
    A large park just off Guilin Road in the west of Shanghai. The advantage in this park is it is suitable for running and biking as it has large open roads compared to many parks in Shanghai. It is frequented by locals and there are some small restaurants and seating areas next to the lake. There is boat rental available for a small cost.
    Written April 9, 2016
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,994 contributions
    Line 3 or 8 to Hongkou Football Stadium Station leads to you to the park. When you get out if the station, walk left and you are in the park already. Park is huge and crowded during weekends. Lu Xun’s cemetery is in the park, at a serene corner. Lu Xun Memorial Hall or Museum is REALLY GOOD. There’s English description and explanation alongside Chinese, all the way. There is also a Plum Garden as well in the park. Totally enjoyed the whole park!
    Written March 1, 2021
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