Oriental Land in Shanghai

Why is Oriental Land in Shanghai so Special?

Oriental Land, also known as Oriental Green Boat (东方绿舟) — slightly more PC — opened in 2001 as a multi-theme park with an emphasis on learning and adventure. Situated next to Dianshan Lake west of Shanghai’s city center, the park covers a vast area of 373 hectares. Billed as a destination for youth camps, physical and teamwork training, and corporate family days, Oriental Land is also popular with local families for its appeal to both young and old. With the weather warming up, this is the perfect trip out of the city center.

Where is Oriental Land in Shanghai? 

The Oriental Land is located at the intersection of Huqingping Highway and Xuejian Road in Qingpu District, Shanghai.

How to Get There?

  • Take Metro Line 17 and get off at Oriental Land Station directly.
  • Take the tourism bus line Qingpu A from Shanghai Stadium to get there. The bus departs daily from 07:30 to 11:00.
  • Take a special tourism bus from Yangpu Sports Center or Hongkou Football Stadium to get there. Both depart on weekends only.
  • Take Huzhu Express Line from Yan’ an Road Puan Road, close to People’s Square, to Zhujiajiao.Then change to Qingjin Line or Qinshang Line to get there.
  • Take Huzhu Line from West Zhongshan Road Wuzhong Road Station, close to Xiqu Bus Station, to Zhujiajiao, then change to Qinjin line or Qinshang line to get there.


Wisdom Avenue

Wisdom Avenue is a sculpture landscape road, 700 meters long. On both sides of the road, there are many famous Chinese and foreign scientists, thinkers and educators’ sculptures, attracting many students to visit.

Simulation Aircraft Carrier

A simulation aircraft carrier manufactured according to the original scale, with various entertainment facilities and aviation exhibition hall.

Global Village

Global village has a wide range of residential buildings around the world, with residential functions for tourists or students.

Knowledge-seeking island

Knowledge-seeking island is a small island with plant knowledge as the main teaching content. Dozens of rare plants are planted on the island, and you can also look around the lakes and mountains.

Visitors can rent bikes or quadricycles to explore the maze of bridges and wooded areas, including an ultra-Zen bamboo grove straight out of that scene from “House of Flying Daggers.” In addition to recreational land- and water-based activities, the park also prides itself on its educational components, such as a “knowledge-seeking island,” a state security education gallery, and a “Wisdom Avenue” lined with 168 statues of famous thinkers such as Plato and Chairman Mao. 

Useful Travel Tips

  • Admission Fee: CNY 50; Free of charge for children below 1.3 meters (4.2 feet)
  • Opening Hours: 8:30-16:30

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Edited by Olive Zhang/张银芳