Thursday, March 10, 2016

Jing'An Sculpture Park

I wander over to my favorite outdoor sculpture garden, the Jing'An Sculpture Park on Beijing Road in Shanghai.  The park is about a 20 minute walk (1.8km/1.1miles) from People's Square, but well off the normal tourist path in an area of residential and office buildings (I'm the only foreigner in the park), offering a peaceful break from city life.

The park is 30,000 square meters (7.4 acres/323,000 square feet) and added the sculpture exhibits in 2010 in conjunction with the Wold Expo in Shanghai.  Last year, the new Shanghai Natural History Museum opened in the park.  Over 300 trees divide the park into separate gardens and at this time of year, the 124+ cherry trees are in bloom and many people are taking pictures.

 Over 124 cherry trees are in bloom

The Park features sculptures from over 61 cities and is spectacular to wander through.

Sculptures in the park

I walk through the park almost every time I'm in Shanghai for the peaceful interlude and to enjoy the sights.

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