Zhongshan Park in Shanghai

Why is Zhongshan Park in Shanghai so Special?

Zhongshan Park, formerly called Jessfield Park and Zhaofeng Park, is a park in Shanghai, China. The park has a large collection of trees and flowers. People fly kites and play sport games on the large meadow areas. The Shanghai Zhongshan Park is famous for its twelve scenic spots. As a famous park in downtown Shanghai, the park combines English-style landscapes with the architectural style of classic Chinese gardens

Where is Zhongshan Park in Shanghai?

The park is located centrally in the Changning District. To the north is Suzhou Creek and the East China University of Politics and Law. There is a large shopping mall with a tall skyscraper above, Cloud Nine, southwest of the park.

How to Get There?

  • Take Metro Line 2, Line 3 or Line 4 to Zhongshan Park Station.
  • Take Bus No. 13, 20, 54, 67, 88, 96, 316, 330, 519, 737, 765, 776, 825, 941, 946, or 947 to Zhongshan Gongyuan (Zhongshan Park).


Peony Garden

Changning District, where Zhongshan Park is located, originally belonged to Fahua Town. Since the early years of the Southern Song Dynasty, Luoyang gardeners who had taken refuge cultivated peonies. In the Ming Dynasty, it was known as “Fahua Peony” in the south of the Yangtze River. In the Qing Dynasty,  peony was popular in Shanghai. Founded in 1956, Zhongshan Park’s Peony Garden is the first peony garden built after the liberation of Shanghai. There are more than 30 varieties of peony.

White Marble Pavilion

In 1935, the White Marble pavilion of Zhongshan Park was moved to its present position. In 1999, it was listed as a modern building under municipal protection. The pavilion is square, 18 meters (20 yards) long, 5 meters (5 yards) wide and 4 meters (13 feet) high. The pavilion adopts western classical style, including white columns, stone walls, railings, steps and stone carvings. It looks very spectacular and elegant, and the artistic value of the exhibition hall is beyond value.

Great Stone Bridge

Dashiqiao was built in September 1959, across chenjia Pond. It’s 4 meters (13 feet) high and 20 meters (22 yards) long. To the east of the bridge is zhangshulin, and to the west is a big square. An island in the center of the pool is located to the north of the bridge, and to the south of the bridge is Dongni Mountain Scenic Area.

Useful Travel Tips

  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Opening Hours: All day

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Edited by Olive Zhang/张银芳