Fuxing Park

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Pathway in Fuxing Park.

Fuxing Park (复兴公园) is located in the former French Concession of Shanghai, China, in Luwan District near Nanchang Road. It was once the largest park in Shanghai. The park was laid out by the French in 1909.[1][2] The park, about 10 ha. in size, is designed in the French style, with a lake, fountains, covered pavilions, and flowerbeds. Early morning, the park fills with dancers, card players, mahjong enthusiasts, and tai chi solo and group artists.[3] According to Time magazine's Hannah Beech, it is one of the must-see sights in Shanghai.[4]

The park was originally named Gu's Park, but during the French occupation it became a military encampment.[5] After the French, the Japanese renamed the park "Daxing Park." Finally, in the mid 20th century, the Chinese regained control of the park land and dubbed it "Fuxing Park."[6][7] [8]

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  1. ^ Pitts, Christopher (April 2013). "Fuxing Park". Pocket Shanghai (3rd ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-74179-963-7. 
  2. ^ 时尚先锋:复兴公园 (in Chinese). Library of Yangpu District. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  3. ^ "City Weekend, Fuxing Park Description and Location". Cityweekend.com.cn. 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  4. ^ Beech, Hannah (2001-10-08). "Shanghai Surprise". Time. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  5. ^ "Hot Spot". Time. 2000-06-05. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  6. ^ "Frommer's Fuxing Gongyuan (Fuxing Park)". Frommers.com. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  7. ^ 上海名园志 (in Chinese). ISBN 9787806858851. 
  8. ^ 复兴公园度过105岁生日 位列中国十大受欢迎公园 (in Chinese). Xinhua Net. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 

Coordinates: 31°13′08″N 121°27′51″E / 31.21899°N 121.464163°E / 31.21899; 121.464163