Situated in the Flowers and Trees Administrative Cultural Center of Pudong New Area, Shanghai, Shanghai Century Park is the largest park in the city. Century Park sprawls 140 hectares and lies to the south of Century Boulevard and nearby to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.
It boasts the largest ecological city park rich in natural features in the central area of Inner Ring Ling of Shanghai. The park’s landscaping combines British, Japanese, and Chinese gardening styles. Well known places in Century Park include Bird Island, The Lucky Pond, and the lotus pond, etc. Visitors can hire tandem bicycles or cycling-cars to travel through the park and have a leisure time.
This park covers an area of 140.3 hectares and the overall view is designed by British LUC Company. The park features large-area lawn, lakes and woods, embodying the integration of oriental and occidental landscape art, human being and nature. The park is main composed of seven scenic areas, including beach area, pastoral area, sparse-trees-dotted lawn area, scenic area, international garden area, birds protection area and small golf court. The Park also has outdoor music theater, children recreation place, meeting plaza, fishing along with such landscape spots as high post fountain, woods stream, century flower clock, music pavilion fountain, peddle sand-beach, green pond and ginkgo road, colossal relief. Inside the Park, there are evergreen trees, crisscrossing paths, meandering woods stream undulating hills and limpid lake water.
Highlights of Shanghai Century Park
【Century Flower Clock】Century Flower Clock against the Mirror Lake is a landmark spot in Century Park. It is decorated by a variety of flowers. And the time signal of the clock is controlled by satellite instruments with timing error by only 0.03 seconds.
Jingtian Lake is near to the No.1 Door of the century park. This lake covers an area of 12.5 hectares. It is made by artificial work. The most depth of the lake reaches up to 5 meters, which makes the largest artificial lake in Shanghai area at present.
【Outdoor Music Square】
Outdoor Music Square is sited in the west to Century Park with an area of 8000 square meters. It is currently the country’s largest man-made open-air theatre.
Musical Fountain in the park contains 208 shower nozzle and 600 lights. Each nozzle is decorated with three different colors special waterproof lights. When the musical fountain plays, the light and water change with the music, which make the view very exiting.
How to Get to Shanghai Century Park
Taking Line 2 on the Shanghai Metro to Century Park station. It is also within walking distance from Shanghai Science and Technology Museum station. By the way, Shanghai Century Park is 8 kilometers from the downtown area, 24 kilometers from Hongqiao International Airport and 28 Kilometers from Pudong International Airport,
Shanghai Century Park is the best place for recreation, holidaying and commercial exchange.