Nature & parks in Shanghai

THE 10 BEST Shanghai Parks & Nature Attractions

Nature & Parks in Shanghai

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  • Emilee Rippon
    Perth, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a beautiful place to visit! Even more spectacular at night time with all the lights and the shopping options. We went in the Winter and practically completely forgot about the cold because everything was so beautiful.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • TaherAlbaghliJulian
    Kuwait City, Kuwait1,983 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huangpu River, also known as Huangxiepu or Chunshen River, is a landmark of Shanghai, separating the city into two parts, Pudong and Puxi. With a total length of 113 km. It is nice place to walk especially at night.
    Written 10 September 2023
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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina65,008 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not crowded due to the coronavirus crisis. Most visitors wore breathing masks. Nice collection of sealife. Enjoyed watching the penguins being fed. Amazing sharks, rays, upside-down catfish, puffer fish, dancing jellyfish, and more. Signage in Chinese and English.
    Written 5 February 2020
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 25 October 2021
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  • Karen H
    Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice green park in the middle of the Former French concession. Perfect place for a picnic and some yoga. Many local people are coming here to dance and do exercise. Highly recommend!
    Written 18 May 2021
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  • O B
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice clean park that's a joy to visit by all members of the family. Almost all animals co-exist in harmony.

    This is not a zoo, it is more interactive whereby they have different feeding stations for different animals like flamingos, kangaroos, zebras, elephants.

    They have a bus ride (you can choose covered bus or safari style to go through the different habitat.

    They also have a circus show running, and different boat rides as well.

    The restaurants may not be fully equipped to cater to families with picky children.

    Overall a wonderful chance to spend a nice sunny day.
    Written 27 March 2021
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  • Venture23915196840
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A zoo is a zoo - it's a bit sad for the animals, especially the primates, but it's still good fun for kids and it serves an educational purpose. In contrast to some of the earlier reviews, I had a pretty good time on my visit. The trick is visiting during the week (which you, as a tourist, can, unlike the local kids), not on the weekend and definitely not on a national holiday. The park had quite a lot of elderly locals doing their exercises. The animals were not being harassed, and most of them had plenty of space and enjoying the peace of quiet. The highlight for us were the red pandas. Whereas the giant pandas looked pretty bored, the red pandas were active and quite cheeky. The primate nursery was also very cute. It was also very interesting to see some of the small mammals native to this corner of China. The drawback of visiting during the week was that there weren't any hot food options. Plan your meals around your visit, or pack a picnic.
    Written 11 October 2023
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  • SB01
    Sonning Common, UK830 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not cheap and only 45 mins, but worth every penny for the night cruise which gives perfect views of both banks and a front row seat for the nightly light show. English/ Chinese commentary in high quality boat.
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • Joel K
    Vancouver, Canada3,577 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice park to sit in the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. The neighborhood outside of the park has many other artistic aspects. Good restaurants, boutiques, shopping, strolling and more.
    Written 24 March 2020
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  • Ian Anderson
    Shanghai, China159 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Despite Labour Day crowds encouraged by perfect weather this park turned out to be a real gem. It’s very beautiful and peaceful but with activities for families. It looked like a perfect place for a family or friends picnic. A 20 minute taxi ride from Century Park area in Yangpu district next to Huangpu river. This is a very old and well established park with wonderful trees and flowers and also food for birds. RMB 15 entrance fee. Suggest you bring your own food although the food stall by South Gate was surprisingly tasty. You could easily spend several hours here chilling out
    Written 2 May 2020
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  • PaulSiow
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the metro to Zhongshan Park station and took a walk around this local park. Most of the people here were locals doing exercises and dancing. Some places had nice flowers and it was pleasant to walk around for an hour or more.
    Written 6 April 2020
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  • Marcus9000
    Barrhead, UK92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I read about this tour on Trip Advisor and having previously biked around Krakow and Berlin, I thought I'd give Shanghai a try. My guide was Fiona, who was articulate, charming and very knowledgable.

    Fiona took me to some of the most interesting spots in Shanghai... from old streets and markets, on a ferry, to the Financial district and it's skyscrapers and also to see a real, authentic Chinese garden.

    I would not wish to spoil the itinerary by describing it in detail as I believe it should be experienced for yourself.

    What I can say was that I thoroughly enjoyed the day, and it is certainly value for money. A bike tour is a great, fun, and healthy was to see a city and to get an orientation. My day flew by and I got to see Shanghai in all it's glory.

    I also enjoyed the cycling. It is one of the best experiences when you see hundreds of people all moving before your eyes, and the moped/motorbikes coming off the Huangpo Ferry is a sight to behold.

    If you have a day to spend in Shanghai then I would recommend this bike tour.
    Written 6 April 2012
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  • Big red mom
    Orlando, FL1,114 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this attraction . Parking is limited . The view is spectacular along the river . The fresh flower wall makes a great back drop . The buildings on the west side has all of the tallest buildings .
    Written 11 November 2018
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 22 November 2020
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot more quiet than a lot of gardens. There were early blooms of plum and cherry blossoms here now. There’s a huge bamboo forest here. Entrance fee was 12 Yuan. Quite a lot to see and photograph.
    Written 15 March 2021
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