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Nice break from the hustle & bustle of Shanghai

To get there, go to Sheshan Station (Line 9) and take bus 92 to the forest. It departs (and returns... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
Nice place for Catholics to Visit

I think this will be a nice place for Catholics to do some pilgrimage. You will need to hike to get... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Shanghai, China
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 3, 2012

It is a lovely walk up Sheshan. Halfway up, you can detour through a quiet bamboo forest, along a boardwalk. The cathedral is beautiful and the view from the top spectacular. See below in the valley the villas of the rich and beautiful... ;-)

6  Thank chopstickmama
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Bored with all this mass of people and noisy environment? understand. If you think u can escape from it... No way. This unique hill is a landmark, it is a short exercise to climb it on rather well maintained walkways. On top of is there...More

5  Thank Wolfgang S
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

To get there, go to Sheshan Station (Line 9) and take bus 92 to the forest. It departs (and returns to) the bus depot underneath the station, just behind the bus stop on the main road.The bus fare costs CNY2 per person you buy the...More

Thank jac0bdf
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I think this will be a nice place for Catholics to do some pilgrimage. You will need to hike to get to the church or Basilica at the top of the hill. And on the way to top you will see the stations of the...More

Thank NathanLuminario
Reviewed July 28, 2018

I enjoyed walking up both hills, one on each side of the road, along with my colleagues. The day was sweltering - 80% humidity and 36 degrees - so the air conditioning in the astronomy and earthquake museums provided welcome respite. The tree-lined paths, the...More

Thank bcsanders
Reviewed August 29, 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....More

Thank Billy_Whimwa
Reviewed May 15, 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...More

3  Thank Ina I
Reviewed October 9, 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.

Thank AnnKohv
Reviewed October 6, 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
Reviewed May 14, 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,...More

1  Thank Jydeoo
Reviewed January 16, 2016

Great spot to take the kids for a half-day trip. 3 hours walking around two little hills (about 80m vertical accent from parking lot to summit). No actual paths, just paved walkways. Wasn't too crowded when I went. Not something to do unless you live...More

1  Thank KyleAZAdventurer
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Sheshan is a small hill in the songjiang district of shanghai with a church and short board walk on top. While the hill is a little underwhelming there is plenty to do in the area including a botanical garden, happy valley amusement park and Thames...More

Thank Dan H
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