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Address: Xishen Hill, Sheshan Town, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201600, China
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Small but historically significant observatory

If you are already in Sheshan and climbing Sheshan hill (Shanghai's highest point) then you might as well stop in at this museum. If you like small museums, history or astronomy... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
Tamara S
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Herndon, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you are already in Sheshan and climbing Sheshan hill (Shanghai's highest point) then you might as well stop in at this museum. If you like small museums, history or astronomy or taking a break after climbing up the hill in the hot or the cold, then this is the spot to stop. Although signage and English is limited I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Located on the hillside of the Sheshan mountain (hill?), this is an attraction that can be combined easily with visiting the Sheshan Basilica (on the hilltop) and Sheshan Forest Park (in which the observatory/astrological museum is located). This is an ideal outing if you are staying in or visiting Songjiang (Southwest Shanghai). Else, it can be reached by taxi from... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

This is nowadays called Shanghai Astronomical Museum and provides interesting exhibition for the history of astronomical study in China. The old telescope is also nice & views from the observatory roof are very nice. Next door there is Catholic church too. Part of the museum has signage also in English+French. Entrance 12RMB.

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

It's a nice walk to the observatory and only 12rmb to get in, but its full of rude Chinese tourists. Really, it isnt worth going.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

But you do not need to spend too much time on the small hill with the cathedral. The standard of the cable car is low, the nearby restaurants terrible - but it is a nice stop on the way to other destinations in this area.

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