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“A great day trip from Shanghai”

Sheshan Forest Park
Reviewed 29 August 2017

You can easily get out there to have lunch, do some hiking, visit the Basilica, and observatory then return by dinner. The hill is easy to walk around with not too many steep steps or hills. There are several refreshment stands selling food and drinks. The trails are paved and easy. Worth doing on a good weather day.

Take metro line 9 to Sheshan station then go by taxi to the West Sheshan entrance.

Thank Billy_Whimwa
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Went recently on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Weather was great so walking around the area was pleasant. There are some inclined rock pathways and stairs, it wasn't so bad though. Saw lots of kids (and even people bringing baby strollers) to the scattered picnic/bench areas in the resting spots on the way up. What was also quite an experience is exploring the area outside of the main gate, to the left, where the street was paved very neatly and there were wineries, European-like mansions, streams/lakes, tall rustling trees, farms. Felt as if we stepped out of China. This walk led us to the other entrance (East Gate I think), which gave us the option to take a nice wooden platform walk through a grove of trees, or to go back to the Basilica area by stone paths. To get there we took Line 9 to the Sheshan metro stop. That took quite a while from the city center. Then right outside of the metro there is a metered taxi queue (which is really practical as I stay away from unlicensed taxis), and it cost about 18-20 rmb to get to the park. I used the smartshanghai app to show the taxi driver the location in Chinese, and used the maps.me app for navigation.

3  Thank Ina I
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

A very special park with astronomy museum and an observatory, A Catholic Basilica high up on the hill and a bamboo forest worth taking a walk.

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

It is certainly steep but the walk is nice and there is a Catholic Basilica and astronomy museum at the top.

1  Thank JohnSydney2016
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Sheshan Forest Park is a relatively small park surrounding the Sheshan mountain (hill).

It has well kept parts and it seemed there were lots of guides around the day I went.

The Sheshan Catholic Basilica (a national monument) is at the top of this hill, while the Astronomical Observatory is on the hillside.

You will find lots of people, mainly hiking around like me, or making a religious visit to the Church.

I think it is a great place to spend half a day, and that it can be combined with a visit to the Basilica and the Observatory.

1  Thank Jydeoo
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