Guāngqǐ Park

Park in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

Dominated by an imposing white marble cross, this serene park is dedicated to 17th-century Christian scholar and scientist Xu Guangqi, whose tomb (a large mound) is also located within the grounds. Locals congregate here to practise taichi and stroll about in the shade of gingko trees, magnolias, palms and bamboo. There's also a decorative archway, and a small memorial hall in a historic Ming dynasty building.