Walking in Shanghai – Guilin Park

Guilin Park is a public park in Shanghai.

Established in 1929 as a private residence of Huang Jinrong, the park covers a total area of 35,500 square meters. In 1958 it became a public park maintained by the Shanghai Garden Management Office and it received the name Guilin Park due to the garden’s osmanthus trees.

Just like ancient Chinese gardens, it is densely decorated and planted with a vast variety of trees. This is one of the few parks in Shanghai that kept most of the aspects of traditional Chinese garden design, featuring gates, lakes, grottoes, rocks, curved paths, animal-shaped stones, stele and pavilions. Although its area is relatively small, the architecture of different parts varies, as if it were made to showcase a historical Chinese garden. When the weather allows, nearby residents come here to play Go and Mahjong, sing or play music, do exercises, or relax lying on the meadow. This is a good place for citizens to live and party after retirement.

Guilin Park sells tickets into the park. Entrance fee is two yuan, and visitors with old age certificates are free of charge.

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