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Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Gardens

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Address: No.3888 Chenhua Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201619, China
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+86 21 3779 2288
08:00 - 17:30
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Amazing, Large, Botanical Garden Located In Shanghai Surburbs

The size and scope of this very large botanical garden in the Songjiang district of Shanghai municipality is stunning. If you want to get out of the concrete jungle of... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Tamara S
Herndon, Virginia
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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well kept secret to the foreigners. Take the mini bus. Explore the gardens. Where comfortable shoes and pack a picnic and drinks.

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Herndon, Virginia
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65 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The size and scope of this very large botanical garden in the Songjiang district of Shanghai municipality is stunning. If you want to get out of the concrete jungle of skyscrapers and poor air quality then I highly recommend a visit to this garden, the largest of the city's green spaces. Bring your walking shoes as this place will take... More 

Thank Tamara S
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135 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

A lot of the garden has been recently upgraded. Nice conversion of the old quarry into an attractive site. The new glasshouses are crazy huge and beautiful. Just wish they had better soil. Things might grow better!

Thank Chuck C
Shanghai, China
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151 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely Wonderfull. 60 rmb not very popular because remote. Definitely take the time as it is huge. Plan a bottle of water and if with kids plan a little snack ( snacks in the park are very Chinese and food sold in the park is very loose) best is to arrive in the morning and leave for lunch at 13h00

Thank hamelinp1972
Shanghai Region, China
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76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The place is a nice recommendation to escape the cities grey daily life. We visit the place during October holidays and guess... it was still nice and not over crowded. The garden is really big with a lot of space and well prepared and maintained. Entree fee for an adult is 60 RMB. Quite reasonable. Inside the area you have... More 

Thank hyper64
Lagos, Nigeria
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242 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

It was health and safety day for a company I was visiting in Shanghai and they invited me to come along. This botanical garden is simply magnificent. We spent a good part of the afternoon there and barely visited 50% if the park. It is very extensive, including Chenshan Hill with a Pagoda at the top, a deep dip with... More 

Thank Jydeoo
Hyderabad, India
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102 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Getting There: The cheapest way to get there is line 9 Dongjing Station (洞泾). Take Exit 4 and cross the road via the Over-bridge. Then take the Bus No. 19 to Chen Shan Botanical Garden. Will cost around 10-15rmb one way including the metro fare. Taxi is also available at the bus stop. Apparently there are two buses with a... More 

11 Thank savvyuec
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102 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Even when there are a lot of people in the garden you can always find somewhere where there are no visitors. Like most gardens or parks in Shanghai, the flowers and landscape changes depending on the season and time of year. They also have massive greenhouses that have spectacular displays year round. The cheapest way to get there is line... More 

2 Thank Dan H
Shanghai, China
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163 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I took a group of student to the botanical gardens for a nature study. Despite the long drive, the gardens are beautiful in the autumn. The air isn't baking hot and there are many blooming autumn flowers. I took them this time to the quarry and the hill. Both I missed the last time i was here and they are... More 

1 Thank Gary M
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

Coud spend a couple of days here, superb landscaping making use of old quary. Excellent glass houses

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