Sheshan National Forest Park


The Sheshan National Forest Park consists of some pleasant bamboo-lined paths climbing the park's low-lying hills and is located west of Sheshan's centre. It makes for a lovely day trip from the big city. The most famous historic attractions, like the Sheshan Basilica, can be found in the West Hill area of the park.

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