Shànghǎi Botanical Gardens

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Shànghǎi Botanical Gardens information

Shànghǎi , China
Street 997 Longwu Rd, 龙吴路997号
+86 5436 3369
Getting there
metro Shilong Rd
admission ¥15
Opening hours
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Lonely Planet review

The location just off the busy and polluted Longwu Rd 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. Some of the flower arrangements are a little twee, but the place is well maintained and bustling with visitors.

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.