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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" 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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  • 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...  read more »
  • 離地鐵站需歩行一段距離。外灘北邊黃浦江岸附近的一個市民休憩的公園,是上海早期第一個歐式公園,裡面還有上海市人民英雄紀念塔。白天和夜晚的景色各有不同的風情。 
  • Fascinated by both inside and outside the Shanghai's prosperity to such laid-back view while sitting on a bench in the shade of a tree, overlooking the business district actually is a place where groups of tourists washed away like a wave of amusement, but here are among the crowd.
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  • Park with great view.
  • The view
  • 公園雖然不是很大, 但却是最清静的一个公园。 這是一個非常棒的地方拍照白天或夜晚和城市美景令人歎爲觀止的是河景。 有一個小的草坪的一部分的紀念碑和實際不真的找上或散步, 但也有一些地方就坐在所有使用它。 有趣的現場夢幻雕塑。
  • 欣赏黄浦江夜景的好地方
  • 人多了一點不過不錯
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