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Huangpu Park, Shanghai

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Huangpu Park is the name of the triangular stretch of green at the northern end of the Bund in Shanghai, the oldest and smallest park of the city. It is the site of the large Monument to the People's Heroes, commemorating those who helped to free China from foreign occupation, and of the Bund Historical Museum, which documents the history of the Bund in old photographs.Name and historyThe first park at the location was established in 1886 with the simple name "Public Garden", and was the first park in China open to the public. Designed by a Scottish gardener in European style, it included a resting pavilion and a tennis court, aiming at the increasing number of foreigners living in Shanghai since the city had become an international trade port in the 1840s.The Public Garden was closed to Chinese people between 1890 and 1928 and, according to a popular myth, a sign at the park's gate read No dogs or Chinese allowed. However, period photographs show a sign listing ten regulations, the first of which was "The Gardens are reserved for the Foreign Community", with the fourth being "Dogs and bicycles are not admitted". In any case, the banning of Chinese from Huangpu Park and other parks in China has remained in Chinese public mind as one of the many examples of the country's humiliation by the Western powers in the 19th and early 20th century. For instance, the legend is manifested in the Bruce Lee film Fist of Fury, where a scene taking place at Huangpu Park gate features a (fictitious) "No dogs and Chinese allowed" (狗與華人不得入內) sign.After World War II, Public Garden was renamed "Huangpu Park". Confined by Suzhou Creek to the north and Huangpu River to the east, the park bears the name of the latter, larger river.
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  • A visit to Shanghai China should not miss a walk in the Huangpu Park at night where the lights in the financial district on the otherside of the river is completely amazing and with colorful river boa...  more »
  • There isn't much to do here. It was brutally hot in Shanghai the day we visited and so we sat here in the shade just watching all the people go by. There were many other people who had the same idea a...  more »
  • A must visit place at least for once when you are in Shanghai. View is beautiful at night especially when the weather is good and clear  more »
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  • I agree with those who've said to go at night. It's beautiful at any time, but going at night has the tall buildings lit up with their lightshow, it's usually cooler, and the breeze is nice. There are usually food and drink venders along the way, so you can get snacks at nearly any time.
  • best place to chill and refresh your day, beside huangpu river and you can see the oriental tower from here
  • Great park for families. You can around the lake or rent bicycles. People come here even with tents.
  • Sometimes crowded. The scenery is great.
  • Very cool small park with the legendary view over the river! Worth checking out and taking some cool photos on the way.