Zhongshan Park (Shanghai)

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Lotus flowers in Zhongshan Park.
Map of Zhongshan Park (marked in green) and the surrounding area.

Zhongshan Park (simplified Chinese: 中山公园; traditional Chinese: 中山公園; pinyin: Zhōngshān Gōngyuán) is a park in the city of Shanghai, China.[1] The park has a large collection of trees and flowers.

Location[edit]

The park is located centrally in the Changning District. To the north is Suzhou Creek and the East China University of Politics and Law. There is a large shopping mall with a tall skyscraper above, Cloud Nine, southwest of the park.

History[edit]

Zhongshan Park was established in 1914 by the Shanghai Municipal Council as "Jessfield Park".[2] Before then it was a private garden owned by H. Fogg, a British property developer. It was renamed in honour of Dr Sun Yat-sen in 1944.

Transportation[edit]

The park can be reached via the Shanghai Metro Line 2, Line 3 or Line 4 to Zhongshan Park Station.[3] It is northwest of the station, with an entrance south of Suzhou Creek.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shanghai Zhongshan Park". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Sharon Owyang (2010). Frommer's Shanghai. John Wiley & Sons. p. 175. ISBN 978-0-470-43794-0. 
  3. ^ "Zhongshan Park". exploremetro Shanghai. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 

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Coordinates: 31°13′20″N 121°25′08″E / 31.2223°N 121.419°E / 31.2223; 121.419