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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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  • July 25, 2017
    Here you can see the beautiful tower at night. Also a walk in the evening too. He is also a highly renowned Shanghai Oriental Pearl. Watch the best riding on a cruise ship.
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  • June 1, 2017
    Evening walk outside Nada, took a rest. Café in the Park. Bought popsicles, but still like this place because the price was higher than convenience stores. Popsicles, enjoyed watching people eat while sitting on the terrace, go through.
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  • April 30, 2017
    From the Nanjing East Road outside the Park on along the Huangpu River in the left hand and go to the Bund, it is. Near the entrance is a statue stood. Time to rest along the Huangpu River in the street had a lot of people, the Park is quiet and had a bench, might be good.
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  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • July 7, 2017
    best place to chill and refresh your day, beside huangpu river and you can see the oriental tower from here
  • October 7, 2016
    Great park for families. You can around the lake or rent bicycles. People come here even with tents.
  • December 20, 2016
    Sometimes crowded. The scenery is great.
  • August 12, 2016
    Very cool small park with the legendary view over the river! Worth checking out and taking some cool photos on the way.

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