Shànghǎi Botanical Gardens

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Shànghǎi Botanical Gardens information

Location
Shànghǎi , China
Address
1111 Longwu Rd; 龙吴路1111号
Telephone
+86 21 5436 3369
Getting there
Metro: Shilong Rd
Prices
admission ¥20
Opening hours
7am-5pm
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The location off a busy road is hardly idyllic, but the Botanical Gardens offer an escape from Shànghǎi’s synthetic cityscape. The Tropicarium gives you the chance to get close to tropical flora, and once inside you can take the lift to the 6th floor for an impressive view of the gardens.

The northern side of the gardens has a dusty memorial temple, originally built in 1728. It’s dedicated to Huang Daopo, who supposedly kick-started Shànghǎi’s cotton industry by bringing the knowledge of spinning and weaving to the region from Hǎinán.