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Century Park, Shanghai
(4.2/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Take a break in the city's green lung, Century Park. Set over a sprawling 140 hectare (346 acre) plot, the park offers a carefully landscaped oasis with vast garden and lawn areas complemented by large lakes and pools. Recreational activities abound across this active and open public space, including bird-watching, cycling, fishing, and mini golf. Designed by English architects, the park also displays an array of cultural influences, including traditional Japanese gardens and sprawling fields and forested areas reminiscent of England. With our world travel planner, Shanghai attractions like Century Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It is centered on the pond, huge pay Park. I thought it was peeled but are many green attractions, such as this especially to walking or jogging Park.
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  • This is a large park that has many different areas, from promenades to wilder nature areas. There is also a large boating lake. There is a modest entry fee of 2 yuan. Very popular with families in a S...  more »
  • An oasis of green in the hustle and bustle of a huge city, you can mute and a break from the bustle and noise Street, in the middle of the picturesque lake.
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  • Century Park is a natural oasis on the western edge of "downtown" Shanghai Pudong. Similar in concept to Central Park in New York. As you would expect in Pudong, it's cris-crossed with canals and ponds. There are lots of interesting views and many miles of walking paths. Plenty of room for kids to roam about. You can even fish, for a fee. There are tandem bikes and electric boats for rent. There's an amphitheater that gets daily use by the middle aged dance groups, and lots of birds! I like to go early in the morning when it's still cool and the pollution isn't bad yet from the commuters. Also it creates a natural circuit to ride around, if you are intrepid enough to get on a bike in Shanghai! Plenty of restaurants, ranging from a full scale banquet place (on Huamu Lu) to little snack bars with drinks and ice cream bars (dotted all over the place). Easy subway access from the Century Park Station on the subway 2 line.
  • Cleanest, most beautiful and most up kept park to visit in Shanghai. Lots of space to roam around with kids (especially on a weekday!). You can hire a bike or covered bike trolley to take in more of the park at a time and there are also boat rentals on the lake. There's a small amusement park area for children. Bring your own lunch as they have a limited selection of foods at their little markets along the paths. And Westerners make note, we only found squatty potties (which aren't hard for adults but with kids it gets interesting). 10¥/person well spent!!!!
  • Laid back and relaxing
  • The biggest and best park in Shanghai. Around 2h of constant walking at least, a lot of great photo spots for your phone or professional equipment. Definitely worth going to a few hours before sunset and grabbing some of those stunning shots as well. So yeah - if you like parks - this is the place to go in Shanghai for sure. Metro station: Centry Park, Line 2. Exit 1.
  • Superb architecture