Longhua Memorial Park and Museum Tours – Shanghai, China
Longhua Memorial Park and Museum
About this place
For those who are legitimately interested in learning about China’s history and culture, Longhua Park and Mausoleum is well worth a look. It is admittedly a bit of a hike from downtown Shanghai, but can be easily reached by taxi or metro nonetheless.
The park opens at 6:30am and is quite popular amongst the local Chinese. In fact I have NEVER seen a foreigner there, other than myself of course. Entrance to the park is only 2RMB, and for that you can enjoy my favorite Chinese sport of people watching. It’s amazing what you see when you sit on a random Chinese park bench and just take in the surroundings.
For a true glimpse into Chinese culture, pay 5RMB to gain entrance into the pyramid shaped mausoleum. This building pays homage to the “people’s heroes” who were slain in the building of a New Communist China. The museum is a quieter and much more humble offering than its downtown neighbors, and feels a somewhat more authentic.
In addition, Longhua temple is next door to a park of the same name as well as close to the Shanghai Botanical Gardens, so you may wish to make a day of visiting this area of Shanghai.
The Longhua Park and Mausoleum area includes a McDonalds, KFC and a wonderful selection of Chinese restaurants. Come out of the park ’s main entrance and turn right. Across the road is a ‘Be for time’ teahouse which is a popular chain in Shanghai. They have the best bubble tea, and the locale is perfect for the British tourist craving PG Tips. Ask for milk tea (奶茶，Nai Cha). A small tea costs 3RMB and a large one 5RMB. If you continue heading right along that road you come to a crossroads, take another right to reach a popular restaurant road. I recommend the Xinjiang noodle places easily spotted by their music and the performance they give when cooking the noodles. Just 5RMB a bowl of noodles and a show.
Take Metro Line 1 to Caobao Lu station. Come out of Exit 1 and turn left. Keep walking till you reach a footbridge, cross over and keep going. At this point start looking for the highly visible brown tourist signs. Alternatively take Metro Line 3 to Longcao Lu. The subway’s exit leaves you at the footbridge; follow the tourist signs from there.
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