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Shanghai Century Park
The city of Shanghai is a really big and crowded place and as most of the modern cities, it is living on a fast lane. All that rush and speed are not too beneficial for the health and sometimes it is just needed for a man to relax a bit. Luckily, this city has one of the most beautiful parks in the world, the Shanghai Century Park.
This park is pretty much the fusion of three major styles. Although it has been masterminded by English architects, it represents the mixture of the western and eastern landscape architecture. The influence of the English, Japanese and Chinese style are more than obvious and altogether it gives a pretty much unique touch to this place.
It is a quite big oasis of green and tranquillity in the heart of the modern city and it is spread over the surface of about 140 hectares. There are sections of perfect English lawns, as well as the Chinese style arranged forests and the Japanese gardens. All of this together gives the opportunity to any visitor to find the place that will bring him peace in the environment that suits him the most.
The Lake Islands
The aquatic part of the Shanghai Century Park is rich in small islands in the lakes and they are really nice to see. If you rent a boat, you can even pass by them and the perspective of the whole park from the boat provides a different experience.
The Bird Reservations
There are several bird reservations and they are ideal spot for all those who like to relax listening to their chirping.
The Children’s Park
As a lot of parents with their children are coming to the Shanghai Century Park it is quite natural that there are some sections which provide the entertainment to the children. This can come quite handy since it will provide them with the opportunity to use their endless energy in a safe and natural environment, while you will have the opportunity to relax.
The ideal way to see it would be while driving through it or taking a walk, but there are also some bus and metro lines that would be able to provide you with the pleasure of seeing this great piece of the landscape architecture. If you do chose the bus, the lines 788 and 794 could be a good choice, although the line 983 is a better one. Considering the Metro, its line number 2 goes along the Century Boulevard and it can be used for sightseeing.
Location: Pudong District, No.666 Mangmian Road
How to get there: Get off at Century Park Station and Yanggao South Road Station if you are using a metro line 2 line; or get off at Jingxiu Road Dock if you are using a Zhangjiabang line, Yangzhu line number 637 and 983 for buses, Tunnel Line 4, Bus lines 640, 794 and 788 and Bridge Line 2
Open Hours: 07:00 to 18:00
Admission Fee: RMB 10 per person, with the exception of elderly over 70 years of age and the children below 120 cm in height