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The Shanghai Century Park

Shanghai Century Park

Shanghai Century Park

Century Park is the largest park of the city of Shanghai. It is situated in Pudong New Area. The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is located nearby.The park includes a concert stage, and visitors can hire tandem bicycles or cycling-cars to travel through it. The park's landscaping combines British, Japanese, and Chinese gardening styles. Well known places in Century Park include The Lucky Pond, Bird island , and the lotus pond.

Park Activities

Boating: You can rent 4-seater motorboats at the park for 30 RMB per hour (100 RMB deposit) or 6-seater boats for 50 RMB per hour. The boats obviously don't go very fast, but, but if you pack a few beers, you can have your own little booze cruise on the lake and the river around the park.

Cycling cars: You can also rent cycling cars which will seat from 4 to 6 people. These things also don't go high speeds, but can be a semi-lame way to get around the park.

Shanghai Century Park

Shanghai Century Park

Amusement park rides: One area of the park has children's rides. So if you've got kids, this is going to be where they might want to go.

Picnics: Obviously you have to take care of this yourself, bring a blanket, some wine and your favorite snacks. A lot of people seem to like to pitch day tents on the grass to keep out of the sun.

Running: Century Park is probably the best place to run in Shanghai as it provides cleaner air, a number of routes to choose from and a variety of scenery.

Concert stage: While I have never heard of a concert in the park, there is a concert stage that looks like it would be decent for summer concerts.

Shanghai Century Park

Shanghai Century Park

How to get there

The best way to get to Century Park is by taking the metro. Take Metro Line 2 to Century Park Station and it's pretty much one hundred meters straight ahead from Exit 1 or 4. The park is also within walking distance of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Station. From downtown Puxi, the trip out there will take about 30 minutes. Entrance to the park costs 10 RMB. Alternately, you can take a taxi. From People's Square, a taxi will cost around 40-50 RMB.